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Chemoxy International Ltd

We invited Chemoxy International Ltd to share its experience of apprenticeships and its work on a Trailblazer group of employers that has written new apprenticeships standards for several job roles in their industry. Chemoxy are amongst the country’s first employers to start their apprentices on the new Trailblazer … Continued

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Photo: Snow-Camp apprentice on the slopes (Photo credit: Geoff Wilson, John Lyon’s Charity). Snow-Camp is a charity which only a few years ago made apprenticeships a central aspect of its operations and its support for young people. We caught up … Continued

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Ginger Nut Media

Can you provide a quick overview on your business? Ginger Nut Media are a digital advertising company that launched in 2011. We have grown rapidly and now work with many of the largest advertising agencies in the country as well … Continued

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The Small Business Q&A: What are Apprenticeship Trailblazers?

Many online searches around apprenticeships right now often refer to Trailblazers. If you’re wondering what they’re all about and whether they’re relevant to your business, here’s a quick Q&A from Apprenticemakers to help you find out more. What is a … Continued

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Spotlight On: The Shipwrights’ Apprenticeship Scheme

This month, Apprenticemakers is shining a spotlight on the Shipwrights’ Apprenticeship Scheme which is in its second year of supporting marine businesses. The project is run by the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights and aims to encourage small to medium employers across the country … Continued

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UCAS pilot project launched in the Tees Valley

Photo: Redcar & Cleveland College assessor Stacey Ward, MP Rishi Sunak, apprentice Callum Kay,  head chef Mike Henley and Steve Winterburn from the college Redcar & Cleveland College has signed up to a new pilot scheme to help boost the … Continued

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New food and farming degree apprenticeships to boost innovation

The Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss announced three new food degree apprenticeships. Spearheaded by the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink (NSAFD), the apprenticeships are being developed by a consortium of employers and industry representatives working to enhance the sector’s productivity. … Continued

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National Insurance contributions abolished for apprentices under 25

As of the 6th April Employer National Insurance contributions for apprentices aged under 25 years have been abolished. The change will make hiring an apprentice even better value for employers across the country. Employers look to save around £1,000 a … Continued

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