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 […]

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, […]

From warehouse assistant to director: how an apprenticeship helped Adam’s career

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Former Itec Apprentice, Adam Harvey has been shortlisted for the Higher Apprentice of the Year Award at this year’s Apprenticeship Awards Cymru! Adam, now 28, left school with an impressive 13 GCSEs and has since gained an Apprenticeship in Management and an Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Higher Apprenticeship Level 5 in Management. Adam joined […]

The Positive Impact of Apprenticeships on Businesses

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Ceri Murphy, our Managing Director looks at the introduction of the apprenticeship levy and shares insights into the positive impact apprenticeships can have on businesses: Currently 250,000 businesses across the country offer apprenticeship schemes, and with the Government hoping to create three million more placements with funds from the new Apprenticeship Levy the number is […]

Apprenticeship Case Study | The Celt Experience

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Caerphilly-based brewery company The Celt Experience, took on an Apprentice through Itec. Christian Ebeling, is now studying for a Level 2 apprenticeship in Performing Manufacturing Operations after having dropped out of sixth form at 17. The apprenticeship programme at The Celt Experience was specially tailored by Itec to include developing skills in team working and […]