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Engineering and maintenance provider Bilfinger UK, has pledged to hire 400 apprentices over the next five years to deliver future growth and attract and retain more young people across the sector. The new commitment will see the firm hire 86 new trainees this year across its network in England and Scotland, with the majority of the positions created within its maintenance, modifications and operations (MMO) business. Bilfinger UK, which is headquartered in Warrington in Cheshire, is one of Britain’s largest

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A new Level 3 apprenticeship standard is filling a skills gap in the building sector and giving a boost to school-leavers, according to West Yorkshire construction employers. The recently-approved Construction Support Technician (CST) Apprenticeship is the result of two and a half years of collaboration between Leeds College of Building, a network of employers, professional bodies (CABE & CICES), associations (TICA & CECA), and major contractors across the construction and built environment sector.  Some 27 companies from the construction sector

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Apprenticeship vacancies are available across England and in a variety of industries and sectors. Take a look at our top picks to apply for in June 2022 and begin your career search today.   IT apprentice Company: Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College Location: Leeds Expected duration: 17 months Annual wage: £9,379.50-£18,525 Details: During this level 3 apprenticeship you’ll provide support for the operational running of the IT network infrastructure and IT resources. You’ll work on the IT helpdesk, monitoring, recording, prioritising and updating incidents

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An apprentice toolmaker is saving the world’s largest manufacturer of tools £40,000 a year after devising new processes to sustain a number of tools that would usually be scrapped.  Gabriella Spencer is a second-year apprentice with Stanley Black & Decker at its Hellaby facility, which manufactures precision-engineered tools. The 21-year-old, who is currently the only female engineer on the factory floor, is responsible for maintaining press, punch and die tools; operating machinery including mills, lathes and surface grinders; and making

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Guest blog by Lily Meyers, a part-time freelance writer, is currently finishing her final year of studies at UWE Bristol and is hoping to pursue a career in journalism. The thought of getting to the end of your university degree or time at school can be a daunting one and you’ve probably been enjoying the blissful ignorance of putting your exam results to the back of your mind! As the big day approaches, many people begin to feel a seed

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The Growth Company Education and Skills are very proud to announce that Vaughn Corrie has won the Level 3 Construction Apprentice of the Year 2021 award at the Construction Apprenticeship Awards in Manchester in October, 2021. Vaughn completed his apprenticeship working for the Wythenshawe Community Housing Group. His dedication, not only to the course but to his employers, has made him a well-deserved winner. During lockdown Vaughn was furloughed, yet he continued to show his commitment to learning by staying

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Bupa UK is launching a 4-week long paid internship programme for sixth form students in partnership with Career Ready – a national charity which supports young people to get into work. Following a successful pilot last year, the Bupa Foundation and Career Ready are celebrating their 20-year partnership by welcoming 37 interns to give them a taste of the world of work, as well as teaching them workplace and life skills that will serve them throughout their careers. The partnership has previously enabled hundreds of young people

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Rolls-Royce Submarines Ltd will launch a new skills academy dedicated to nuclear training, alongside 200 additional nuclear apprenticeships starting in September 2022. As part of its drive to boost nuclear capability in the UK and to create a pipeline for nurturing talent right at the start of their careers, Rolls-Royce Submarines has committed to 200 new apprenticeships every year for at least the next ten years. Based in Derby, the new Nuclear Skills Academy will be supported by industry and

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Apprenticeship vacancies are available across England and in a variety of industries and sectors. Take a look at our top picks to apply for in May 2022 and begin your career search today.   Production apprentice (glass blower engineer) Company: Enterprise Q Ltd Location: Irlam Expected duration: 15 months Annual wage: £9,130 Details: This level 2 apprenticeship offers the opportunity to train from the ground up in a small but fast-moving business that serves high-tech industries worldwide. Work will include identifying raw materials for manufacture,

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Coaches who want to work with Great Britain’s rising young stars can now apply to be part of the new intake of the GBTT Coaching Apprenticeship Programme. The programme was launched last year with the aim to create a network of coaches across Britain with the skills and expertise to help prepare the next generation of players for elite competition. Lois Peake and Graeme Barella became the first coaches selected under the programme earlier this year, and applications are now

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