The Department of Education publishes facts about apprenticeships, higher learning and the impact beyond the course.

Recently the Department of Education published an interesting report about apprenticeships and further education (FE). As expected with any government report, it is very detailed, but there are some exceptionally interesting things to glean from the findings. It focuses on the end results of further education in comparison to apprenticeships;...

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Promoting Work Based Learning Across the EU

Reducing youth unemployment across the EU remains a significant issue and developing their skills to meet employer needs and find work is a crucial element to respond to this challenge. Work-based learning (WBL) uses the workplace as a powerful learning environment that contributes to developing these skills. Promote WBL will...

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Life of an apprentice: Digital Marketing Apprentice Lisa Voss – Heading towards the end now.

Each quarter we have been sharing the diary of Lisa Voss' time as a Digital Marketing apprentice at Formation Media. This is the last three months from June 2018 to August 2018. See Lisa's Previous blogs here Lisa's first three months Dec 2017 - Feb 2018 Lisa's second three months...

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What is education and does it differ to work based training?

This blog is going to be very much an opinion piece about how education and work based training differs. My intention is to explore why the difference is important and possibly how formal education might need to start to better meet the needs of people going into work. As a...

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Apprentices Speak: From Apprenticeship to Disney

Once Upon A Time from An Apprenticeship to Disney Getting a top position in a large company can take decades. Hard work, dedication, setbacks and a little bit of luck are often the ingredients for success. Quite often those initial stages of a career can dictate what happens in the...

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The summer: It is like Christmas for recruiting apprentices!

Hannah Still from our recruitment department talks about what she is up to in our busiest time. My name is Hannah Still and I oversee the recruitment department for the apprenticeships here at Creative Alliance. We deal with all the applications, screen the candidates and work with employers to organise...

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We’re Hiring: Trainer / Assessor in Project Management, Team Leading, Customer Service & Business Administration Apprenticeship Standards.

Trainer / Assessor in Project Management, Team Leading, Customer Service & Business Administration Apprenticeship Standards. Full-time & part-time hours available PAYE (although freelancers would be considered) 12-month fixed term contract £25-28k per annum dependent on experience   Closing date: 17th September 2018 Interviews: w/b 24th September 2018 Potential Start Date:...

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We’re Hiring: Evaluation Co-ordinator

Evaluation Coordinator Part-time / Flexible hours available PAYE (although freelancers would be considered) 12-month fixed term contract £20k per annum pro rata Closing date: 17th September Interviews: w/b 24th September t.b.c. Potential Start Date: October   This post is supported with funding from the Key Fund Enterprise. For more information...

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We are Hiring: Trainer / Assessor in Creative & Digital Media & Digital Marketer Apprenticeships: role now called Development Coach

Trainer / Assessor in Creative & Digital Media & Digital Marketer Apprenticeships: role now called Development Coach   Full-time & part-time hours available PAYE (although freelancers would be considered) 12-month fixed term contract initially which will be extended upon satisfactory progress reviews. £25-28k per annum dependent on experience   Closing...

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How to access levy funding for apprenticeships.

Government funding rules for the apprenticeship levy changed for small business benefit. In May 2017 the government brought in a new scheme called the Apprenticeship Levy. Now you may already be very familiar with this scheme or it may be a completely new term to you. Recently, when explaining this...

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