Apprenticeships must not be seen as the ‘poor relative’ to degrees
After the dust of results day has settled, apprenticeships are in the spotlight once again. The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants has stressed the importance of having multiple routes into careers, which with the forthcoming introduction of the Apprenticeships Levy, has made apprenticeships even more important.
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants commissioned a poll of 16-18 year olds to find out what young people really think of apprenticeships. In many respects, the findings showed that apprenticeship routes are still seen as the ‘poor relative’ when compared with going to university. Furthermore, the poll found one-third of those polled, have had no careers advice on apprenticeship pathways. Another key misunderstanding highlighted by the ACCA found that students believed that apprenticeships can narrow career options too much. While apprenticeships do provide much needed industry experience, they also develop soft skills such as customer service, which can be transferred into many professions.
For this image to change there needs to be a culture shift in the way apprenticeships are viewed by schools, parents and pupils/students and this must start with careers advice that is open to discuss the opportunities that apprenticeships can potentially offer.
What a difference a year makes for Accounts Apprentice, Brittany
This time last year, Brittany Hamer was like thousands of other 16-year-olds having just collected her GCSE results. Despite all of her friends and peers moving onto college and enjoying the long summer holidays, Brittany knew she didn’t want to follow the crowd.
Apprenticeship Summer Roadshow – Coming To A Town Near You!
This summer Total People will be on tour! With a new wave of school/college leavers looking for their next step, our staff will be out and about across the region promoting our post 16 options to the apprentices of the future.
|Saturday 30th July
9am – 5pm
|Saturday 6th August
9am – 5pm
|Saturday 13th August
9am – 5pm
Telford Shopping Centre
|Saturday 20th August
9am – 5pm
Outside Town Hall
|Saturday 27th August
9am – 5pm
|Saturday 3rd September
9am – 5pm
Unable to make it?
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New Survey Highlights Misunderstandings Of Apprenticeships
A new study by YouGov for employment group Reed in Partnership and the English qualifications body NCFE, has highlighted misunderstandings on perceptions of apprenticeships.
Apprentice Javed’s Mark Making Song Inspires Nursery Children
A childcare practitioner from Greater Manchester is making a big impression on the lives of the small children he cares for after he wrote a song for them about mark making.
22-year-old Javed Haris from Urmston is currently an apprentice at The Village Nursery in Trafford. Passionate about music, he wanted to create something meaningful and fun to engage the children and decided to use his musical talents to write and compose the song.
Apprenticeships and skills now fall under Department for Education
The recent cabinet reshuffle has led to some new changes for Apprenticeships. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has been split up and the Government’s skills and apprenticeship policy will now fall under the Department for Education (DfE).
Childcare Qualifications – Apply Now!
Want to start a career that lets you be a queen for a day or fly to outer space?
Well, we’re bending the truth a little bit but with a career in childcare, you can let your imagination run free!
Stop “Hyde’ing”, we’re looking for Apprentice Chefs!
Do you have excellent standards and a passion for fresh food?
Hydes Brewery are looking for people to join them as Apprentice Chefs… If you’re looking to get into the world of professional cookery, then this is the perfect opportunity for you!
Apprentice paves the way to cost management at SG World
A Crewe-based company is reaping the tangible benefits of employing an apprentice after a cost-management exercise resulted in huge savings being made across the organisation.
SG World specialise in visitor management systems and recruited finance apprentice Beth Cann back in February 2015. Since then, Beth has revolutionised the way in which employees claim their expenses, saving the company thousands of pounds annually.
Higher Apprenticeship Success for Total People Employee
One of Total People’s stalwart members of staff is celebrating after becoming our first employee to achieve a Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in Business Administration.