Trust – An essential element within apprenticeships.

We look into how the apprentice, employer and training provider need to work together to form a trust to make apprenticeships work. In the last few months; police investigations, government enquiries and whistle blowers have been bandied around the news regarding apprenticeships. This is due to the collapse of the...

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Life beyond my apprenticeship – Matthew Bubb – Superdream – Media Executive

Matthew Bubb, started his apprenticeship in business administration for a marketing agency in 2016, we asked him about his life beyond the apprenticeship and to reflect back on his journey to where he is now. "17th May 2016, I’m no longer an apprentice and the real word awaited me. Fast...

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We are Hiring: Quality Improvement Manager

Quality Improvement Manager Job Description Download PDF of description here Full-time:                     37 ½ hours / week Salary:                         up to £32k per annum dependent on experience Holidays:                     20 days holiday in addition to standard bank holiday days in a year Permanent Contract:  upon satisfactory progress reviews and probationary period Location:                    ...

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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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Introducing our Apprentice Ambassador scheme.

The apprentices give back! Wednesday 24th October 2018 Creative Alliance introduced our brand new initiative; the ‘Apprentice Ambassador Scheme’ at a meeting held towards the end of October. It’s been put together to create a new and exciting opportunity for current and past apprentices of Creative Alliance. The scheme will...

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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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