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Penny Hydraulics

Can you provide a quick overview of your business? Penny Hydraulics is a UK manufacturer of lifting equipment. We have our own purpose-built premises housing a manufacturing and assembly plant, and we’ve grown to become the country’s leading lorry-loader crane, … Continued


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Custom Planet

Can you provide a quick overview of your business? Custom Planet is a printwear and branding company specialising in screen printed t-shirts/clothing, embroidered workwear and promotional products. When did the business first start recruiting apprentices? We started recruiting around 5 … Continued


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A Place to Call Our Own (APTCOO)

Can you provide a quick overview of your business? APTCOO, a local grass roots charity based in Mansfield, provides county wide specialist support services for families living with special educational needs, disabilities and life limiting conditions. APTCOO has recently expanded … Continued


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What the new apprenticeship levy means for your business

In this article, Jess Penny from the award-winning lifting equipment manufacturer Penny Hydraulics shares her thoughts on what the new apprenticeship levy means for your business. In April, the government introduced an apprenticeship levy that requires all employers operating within … Continued


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10 things you should know about Apprenticeships 2017

Apprenticeships are big news right now. During April and May there are some crucial ‘go start’ dates for a number of reforms to apprenticeships, all with an objective to increase the quality and quantity of apprenticeships. To ensure you’re up … Continued


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New Film: Is An Apprenticeship Right For My Business?

Take a look at this new film created for National Apprenticeships Week by the Coast to Capital Local Apprenticeship Ambassador Network. It provides an overview of the benefits of apprenticeships for businesses and apprentices, and is based on real employer experiences too (Alex is an apprentice … Continued


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National Apprenticeship Awards – Applications Open

Applications are now open for the National Apprenticeship Awards 2017. The awards are a fantastic promotional opportunity for the businesses involved. Apprenticemakers has interviewed many award winners who have described it a great moral boost for the whole team. Recent winners include ISO Quality … Continued


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