New Apprenticeship Employer Incentive Programme

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From 1st August 2017 the Welsh Government’s Apprenticeship Employer Incentive Programme is available to support SME’s to recruit apprentices aged 16-19.  This will help provide individuals and employers with the skills needed and help to prevent skills shortages. To access the programme you must  be an SME who is new to apprenticeships or have not recruited […]

New Delivery Partners On Board

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We’re delighted to announce that from 1st August 2017, Sgiliau and Newport County Council will be coming on board as two new delivery partners.Sgiliau will be delivering Traineeships at both Engagement and Level 1, focusing on working in the following outreach areas: Brynmawr Ebbw Vale Tredegar Abertillery Llanhilleth Risca Caerphilly North and Basin Abergavenny Blaenavon […]

Apprenticeship Week – Calling all employers!

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We’re going to be talking about the business benefits of Apprenticeships for employers in the local community next week!  You’ll be able to speak to us at the following events: Friday 3rd March ZOKIT Business Networking Event Sovereign Connect, Llantrisant, CF72 8YX |12-2pm Monday 6th March Apprenticeship Employer Forum NPTC Group of Colleges, Neath, SA10 7RF […]

Fully funded courses available in Wales for early years, childcare and play sector professionals

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A range of fully funded courses, worth up to £4.7m, aimed at upskilling nurseries and childcare providers are now available to professionals within the early years, childcare and play sector in Wales. As part of the Progress for Success ESF programme, the Welsh Government is funding nationally recognised qualifications at Levels 2 and 3 for […]

Argos is creating digital retail leaders of the future

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When launching a five-year transformation programme in 2012 to reinvent itself as a “digital retail leader,” Argos realised that the succession of staff and filling a retail skills gap would be key to fast paced expansion. As the customer advisers on the ground were to be the leaders of tomorrow, the company launched Argos Apprenticeships, […]

Oliver excels at his job after overcoming personal challenges

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Oliver Chatfield has overcome chronic shyness and social interaction difficulties caused by Asperger’s Syndrome to find a job he excels at, thanks to the Welsh Government’s Jobs Growth Wales programme. Oliver, 23, from Varteg, Pontypool secured a placement as a general warehouse operative with bathroom supplies company Faucets in Pontypool, though Itec. He had previously […]