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Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

Mental Health Awareness Week, hosted by the Mental Health Foundation takes places from 13th-19th May 2019. This year’s theme is Body Image and how we think and feel about our bodies. How does body image affect mental health? Body image concerns are not a mental health...

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The National Apprenticeship Awards 2019 entries open

The National Apprenticeship Awards 2019 entries open;  30th April – 24th May 2019. Do you know an Apprentice who deserves to be recognised for their achievements, or an employer who is passionate about Apprenticeships and invested in further training and support? The...

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April 2019: Apprenticeships – What you need to know

New changes have come into play with levy transfer funds and non-levy co-investments from the 1st April, read more to find out what they are...   Apprenticeship Wage increase: The National Apprenticeship wage is rising from £3.70 to £3.90 per hour, as well this,...

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What’s the difference: University vs Apprenticeships

School leavers often feel lost in deciding what path to take next when faced with leaving school. Did you know, there are other options than just University or College? More students are considering Apprenticeships, that can even result in gaining a degree....

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National Apprenticeship Week 2019 at IPS

National Apprenticeship Week 2019 took place from 4th - 8th March, with the Government’s new ‘Fire It Up’ campaign at the forefront. The theme for the 12th Annual National Apprenticeship Week was “Blaze a Trail” with training providers, Colleges, employers and other...

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Safeguarding – Speak up Speak out

We should always respect other people’s right to safety. Employers have a duty of care to their employees, including Apprentices.     What is Safeguarding? The term Safeguarding is broader than ‘child protection’ and relates to the action taken to promote the...

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Supporting National Apprenticeship Week 2019

The date of the 12th annual National Apprenticeship Week - to take place in 2019 – has been announced and will run from the 4th to 8th March 2019.National Apprenticeship Week 2018 was record-breaking: with 780 events taking place across England. The ambition of...

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