How to work out what careers you might be suited to

How to work out what careers you might be suited to A very common question we deal with here at The Apprentice Finder is “How do I work out what career paths I’m suited to?”. It’s one that is difficult for a young person to answer. This is due to lack of life experience and

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Apprenticeship Levy Presents Unique Opportunity for Academies

Apprenticeship Levy Presents Unique Opportunity for Academies As an Academy Business Manager or School Bursar you’ve no doubt seen by now the additional National Insurance contribution you’re now making by way of the Apprenticeship Levy payment. It’s possible you’re still wondering how to make the most of the opportunities that the reforms present. It is

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End of National Living Wage for Job Seekers

Does the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy and reforms mean the end of the Living Wage for Job Seekers? You’re probably aware by now that the apprenticeship reforms finally began in April 2017 with changes to the funding rules and the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy. Whilst there are obvious positives for employers and employees

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Have your cake and eat it way to a first class education

Have your cake and eat it way to a first class education Many people who were subject to university fees at the higher level set a few years ago are now at the stage where they are beginning to repay those ‘debts’ (or graduate tax depending on how you view things). The amounts being repaid

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Front page business news

The Apprentice Finder becomes front page business news You probably already know by now that one of our recent apprentice placements has won a national award with the training provider she’s enrolled with. For those that don’t, Chloe Gill at Trafficlear became Baltic Training Services Apprentice of the Year in March this year. As a

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Money Money Money…

Money, money, money… As we speak to clients to understand what their issues are and how we might be able to help, three issues tend to crop up pretty much every time with every employer. They are- Marketing & promotion Finance Staff In this article we aim to address two of the three issues above,

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National Minimum Wage

National Minimum Wage for apprentices As we work with our clients to provide them with suitable apprentices, we often encounter confusion regarding the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices. This post aims to remove that confusion… Anyone in the first 12 months of an apprenticeship scheme regardless of age can be paid the National Minimum Wage

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What you need to do to get an apprenticeship part 1: The CV

As you may already know, here at The Apprentice Finder we help young people get an apprenticeship by providing a specialist CV writing service to help them grab the attention of the employers they want to work for. We thought it would be a good idea to publish some hints and tips on creating a CV

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It takes a village…

The Apprentice Finder is Five Years Old! On 6th April 2017 The Apprentice Finder will be five years old. We thought now would be an appropriate time to reflect on the previous twelve months and also the previous five years. The process has helped us realise how far we have come and the changes that

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Apprenticeships are changing, here’s how…

Apprenticeships are changing, here’s how… Changes to how apprenticeships are funded were covered a couple of months ago in our article on The Apprenticeship Levy. Rather than focus on the changes themselves, this article gives a few ideas how employers can make apprenticeships work to their advantage once the changes come in this April. If

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