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Apprenticeships for SMEs (and the upcoming changes to apprenticeships in 2017)

Thursday January 19, 2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM BST

From May 2017 funding for apprenticeships will be different for all businesses. This year there are also many changes in the way apprenticeships are designed and delivered. Apprenticemakers is running regular webinars to provide an overview of the changes and to discuss … Continued

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Krueger Ltd

Krueger Ltd is a family business in Poole which has been installing, servicing and repairing heating systems for boats and vehicles for nearly 40 years, in fact its team of experienced engineers has installed over 30,000 systems. The business requires … Continued

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Magiboards Ltd

Magiboards Ltd has been manufacturing visual communication products in the UK for over 50 years. The highest grade Enamel Steel whiteboard was a brainchild of its founder and today, Magiboards has become a leading supplier of long lasting, quality whiteboards and noticeboards. … Continued

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RW Joinery

Can you provide a quick overview of your business? RW Joinery is one of the largest doorset manufacturers and installation contractors in England. We manufacture performance doorsets and bespoke joinery from our workshop based in Cheshire in the North West. Approaching 50 … Continued

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Quick Guide To The Apprenticeship Levy

What is the levy? From April 2017, employers with a payroll of over £3m will have to pay a levy of 0.5% of their payroll minus an allowance of £15,000 to offset against their bill. From May 2017, levy payers will be … Continued

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Anthony Impey wins Small Business Apprenticemaker of the Year 2016

Anthony Impey established Optimity as an IT and telecoms business in 2003 and for a decade enjoyed solid growth and success. However, in 2013 the direction in which Optimity was moving changed dramatically when a client asked for a high … Continued

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Small Business Apprenticemaker of the Year – Shortlisted Finalists

Celebrating Enterprise is an annual awards event run by the Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative (SFEDI) and the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs (IOEE). For the last two years the event has included a presentation of the Small Business Apprenticemaker Award. The award … Continued

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How Apprenticeships Funding Will Work For Businesses From May 2017

On Tuesday (25th October) the government published details of the new apprenticeships funding system that will come into place from May 2017. These are amongst many reforms to apprenticeships that aim to make the system simpler for businesses and to improve … Continued

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Which SMEs Scooped Awards at the Regional Apprenticeship Awards 2016?

Regional heats of the National Apprenticeship Awards have been taking place across the country this month, celebrating apprenticeship excellence amongst apprentices and employers, and raising the profile of the huge benefits apprenticeships can bring to all. The awards which are now in their … Continued

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