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Why Choose a Customer Service Apprenticeship
Mon, Nov 3rd, 2014

What is Customer Service?Customer Service is about providing excellent customer care in a variety of sectors. Customer Service Apprentices have a thorough knowledge of the product or service that they are selling and can relate to customers and are happy to find out more information for the customer and make there experience good so that they are more likely to return to pu ...

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Updates to the Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (AGE) 16 to 24
Mon, Nov 3rd, 2014

The Apprenticeship Grant for Employers of 16 to 24 year olds (AGE 16 to 24) aims to support businesses, who would not otherwise be in a position to so, to recruit individuals aged 16 to 24 into employment though the Apprenticeship programme. Under the current eligibility rules, the grant will continue to operate for the rest of the 2014/15 financial year and addit ...

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Why choose a Playwork Apprenticeship
Wed, Oct 29th, 2014

What is Playwork?Playwork is a highly skilled profession that enriches and enhances children’s play. It takes place where adults support children’s play but it is not driven by prescribed education or care ou ...

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Why choose a Business Administration Apprenticeship
Mon, Oct 6th, 2014

What is Business Administration?Administrators handle day-to-day tasks in a business and make sure things run smoothly; this can involve organising people and resources. General duties could include: minute taking, filing, typing up documents, putting financial information togeth ...

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Why Choose: A Pharmaceutical Apprenticeship
Sun, Sep 21st, 2014

What is a Pharmaceutical Apprenticeship?The pharmaceutical industry develops, produces, and markets drugs or pharmaceuticals licensed for use as medications. A Pharmaceutical Apprentice works in a pharmacy environment giving advice on the use and supply of drugs and medicines, shop floor replenishment and merchandising checkin ...

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Why Choose: A Warehousing Apprenticeship
Sun, Sep 14th, 2014

What is Warehousing?Warehouses are used by manufacturers, importers, exporters, wholesalers, transport businesses, customs, etc. A Warehouse Operative deals with goods and products that come into a warehouse or stockroom. Tasks can include loading and unloading goods from trucks, railways, airports, or seaports, operating cran ...

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The Apprenticeship Minimum Wage is Changing!
Sat, Sep 13th, 2014

Good news to all Apprentices …The Apprenticeship Minimum Wage is changing with effect from the 1st October 2014! The rate is increasing from £2.68 per hour to £2.73 per hour. It might ...

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Why this September is the time to consider an Apprenticeship
Thu, Sep 11th, 2014

As autumn draws in and the last of the summer sun is drifting away it can feel like everything is moving on without you. Friends and brothers and sisters go back to school or leave ...

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Why choose: A Bricklaying Apprenticeship
Sun, Aug 17th, 2014

Why choose: A Bricklaying Apprenticeship What is Bricklaying?A bricklayer or ‘Mason’ is a craftsman who lays bricks to construct brickwork. Bricklaying is a construction job takes place on sites across the co ...

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The Ultimate Guide to CVs
Tue, Jul 29th, 2014

The Ultimate Guide to CVsWhat is a CV and why do I need one?A CV is basically a sales pitch about you on paper. It is the first thing that an employer is likely to see in regards to you. A CV gives an overview of a person showing the employer within a few seconds if you have the relevant experience, qualifications, attributes and qualities for the job that they ar ...

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How to be a savvy saver as an Apprentice
Mon, Jun 23rd, 2014

While earning and learning is good earning, learning and saving is even better. Here at Apprenticeship Recruitment we want to help you make the most of your apprenticeship experience and what better way to start then to make sure that you are not spending out on something you don’t need to. Note: This i ...

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What to expect as an Apprentice
Mon, Jun 9th, 2014

Expectation The same as in school there are expectations in the workplace. However unlike school people are a lot less likely to give you a second or third chance! In the workplace you are being paid to fill a position so if you aren’t performing to the expected standard or your attitude isn’t acceptabl ...

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What Makes a Great Apprentice
Sun, Jun 1st, 2014

Leaving school can feel like a relief but we know that it can be hard knowing what is expected of you now you have left school and are starting an Apprenticeship.CommitmentEmployers want to hire people who come across as committed not only to the business but also to their own personal development and learning. You need to show an employer that you really want to succeed on ...

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Why Choose: A Retail Apprenticeship
Thu, May 29th, 2014

Do you love shopping? Do you really care about the kind of customer service that you receive? Do you want a career that can take you to a range of different environments and even different countries?If you have answered yes to any of or all of these questions a retail apprenticeship may be for you!What is Retail?Retail is the sale of goods to consumers. When we think of ret ...

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Why Choose: A Digital/Social Media Marketing Apprenticeship
Mon, May 19th, 2014

Do you know the difference between likes and follows, hash tagging and pinning, sharing and RSS?Do you like learning new technologies?Then a Digital/Social Media Marketing Apprenticeship may be for you!What are Digital Marketing and Social Media?Digital Marketing: Digital Marketing is marketing that makes use of electronic devices such as, computers, smart-phones, mobiles, ...

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Why Choose: A Hospitality Apprenticeship
Tue, May 13th, 2014

The prospect of choosing a future career can be really daunting. There can seem to be an overwhelming amount of options to take into consideration so we are aiming to help you make the best decision for you.Do you love welcoming, helping people and making them feel at home? Do you love working in a team? Do you have high customer service standards?Then an Apprenticeship in Hospitality may be for y ...

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Get Recruiters to Open your CV
Sun, May 11th, 2014

Not sure recruiters are even opening your CV's. Not got a reply from an application in a while or constantly getting impersonal responses. Pathway group is here to help.Make it polite (with good spelling, grammar, punctuation & layout)There is nothing more off putting then getting an e-mail that doesn't look like the person has taken care over wr ...

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Top Five Careers in the Next Five Years
Thu, Apr 24th, 2014

The world of work is constantly changing and it can seem like a challenge to pick a career that you will love and that will have longevity. Here is our list of the top five careers that we think you should consider to be successful and still have a job in five years' time.Business AdministrationBusiness Administration is an exciting career option because it gives you the op ...

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How to stay motivated while out of work
Mon, Apr 14th, 2014

Staying motivated when it seems like nothing is happening is hard. There is nothing that is more determination crushing when you are unemployed then sending off another hundred applications and still not even receiving an automated message back. But, don't fear, your email does work, you're not a failure but you have to get even more dedicated.Write ...

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How (& Why) to become a Social Marketing Apprentice
Wed, Mar 19th, 2014

Companies right across the UK are realising that there is a new way to connect with customers.A way of marketing that you probably see every day - Social Media Marketing.From Tweets to Facebook Ads to Pinterest to LinkedIn to Tumblr to Stumble-upon there is an endless abundance of social media platforms on the market for every business need and businesses are starting to re ...

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Meet Pathway at The Skills Show on 16th November @ The NEC
Mon, Nov 4th, 2013

Pathway Group have been invited to attend and are exhibiting at the Skills Show this year, to be held at the NEC on the 16th of November. The Skills Show is a fantastic opportunity for young people to explore what is available to them in relation to Education, Training and Apprenticeships, as well as giving individuals the chance to try out new skill ...

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Apprenticeships Rising Figures from the National Apprenticeship Service
Mon, Oct 14th, 2013

Apprenticeships Rising Figures from the National Apprenticeship Service show that online applications have increased by nearly a third to over 1.4 million in the past 12 months, while vacancies for apprenticeships posted by employers rose by a quarter to 129,000. Also, in addition a government survey showed that 81 per cent of businesses would recommend apprenticeships to o ...

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Apprenticeships seen as a missed opportunity for small businesses
Sat, Jul 13th, 2013

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has produced a report - 'The Apprenticeship Journey' about the potential advantages of taking on apprentices in small businesses. The FSB promotes the interests of small business across the UK and represents over 200,000 members.Their key findings are:Apprenticeships are not clearly defined by the government, ...

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Changes to the Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (AGE)
Tue, May 28th, 2013

There has been a number of additional incentives announced by the government for apprenticeship training. This is as below:1. Pay the employers the full amount of £1500 13 weeks after the apprentice starts, instead of two instalments of £750 at weeks 8 and ...

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Apprentices more employable than university graduates
Tue, Apr 9th, 2013

Apprentices are exceeding expectations in the workplace and are seen as ‘more employable’ and fit to work compared to university graduates. This was reported in a employability study carried out by ICM Research, on behalf of the government.ICM Research surveyed 500 companies and revealed that employed valued work-based skills and experience that apprentices posse ...

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New Apprenticeship Grant for Employer
Wed, Feb 6th, 2013

Pathway College is  presently gearing up to further enhance its support it offers to employers,  following the Government’s announcement of an initiative to support up to  40,000 new Apprenticeships. The Apprenticeships  Grant for Empl ...

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Apprenticeship Statistics
Thu, Jan 31st, 2013

The Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (commonly known as BIS) published statistics on Apprenticeships in January 2013. Information was gathered during the academic year 2011/12:Apprenticeship starts amounted to 520,600 in 2011/12.Statistics show an increase in number ...

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