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Apprenticeships vacancies are available across England and in a variety of industries and sectors. Take a look at our top picks to apply for in April 2022 and begin your career search today.   Heavy vehicle service and maintenance technician apprentice Company: Warwickshire County Council Location: Warwick Expected duration: 38 months Annual wage: £15,449.41 Details: You will work under the direction of a fully skilled technician during this level 3 apprenticeship, carrying out a range of inspection, servicing and repair activities. This apprenticeship will provide

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An apprentice has saved a UK-leading toolmaker more than £300,000 by modifying an old mould tool, securing its continued longevity and further repair costs.  Aaron Clayton, 20, is a fourth-year apprentice at Mason Pinder Toolmakers, part of Polypipe Building Products, which manufactures plastic piping and ventilation systems. As an apprentice toolmaker at the Thorne-based factory, Aaron works on precision machine tools which are used to mass produce uniform plastic parts. But the bulk of his workload sees him focus on

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A first-of-its-kind Forestry Commission apprenticeship initiative to foster a growing, highly skilled and more diverse workforce within the forestry sector has been opened this week (6 April 2022). The Development Woodland Officer programme offers a three-year, paid development opportunity for passionate individuals looking to kickstart their careers in forestry. Jointly led by the Forestry Commission, the University of Cumbria and the Institute of Chartered Foresters, the programme marks the first time that a degree-level forestry apprenticeship has been offered in

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First-year transport planning technician apprentice, Leora Wilson, has won the prestigious ITS (UK) Essay Award for her entry on the use of intelligent transport systems to improve the environmental impact of transport. Leora is the fourth Leeds College of Building student to win the coveted accolade over the last five years. She maintains the impressive track record achieved by Transport Planning Technician Apprentices at the College since the apprenticeship scheme launched in 2016.Entrants wrote essays about the innovative application of

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Defendant insurance law firm Plexus Law has announced the 10-year anniversary celebration of its pioneering apprenticeship programme to coincide with the launch of its 2022 intake. Established in 2012, the scheme is one of the first major legal apprenticeship programmes to be launched by a national law firm, designed to widen access to the profession to those from less privileged backgrounds. [1]The celebrations are in conjunction with the opening of the firm’s application process for its 2022 intake, with applicants

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New 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 April 2022 and begin your career search today.   Finance apprenticeship Company: Royal Mail Group Limited Location: Chesterfield Expected duration: 5 years Annual wage: £13,500 starting salary Details: This level 2 apprenticeship will teach you about all aspects of managing Royal Mail’s finances. From accounts receivable to accounts payable, to data and reporting. You’ll gain a broad range of

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Jess Hesp at Saks Barnard Castle is an inspiring role model for the apprentices in her salon. Jess started out her illustrious career as a Saturday girl at Saks in Barnard Castle and becoming a hairdresser wasn’t even in her thinking, but after a couple of weeks taking in the vibe, experiencing the atmosphere, and seeing the quality and level of training the salon’s apprentices were getting her mind was changed. Starting off with Saks Apprenticeships was a nervous step

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Working as a chef is a rewarding profession. There are various paths to becoming a professional chef, each with its own set of advantages. Starting as an apprentice may help you achieve your career goals if you want to become a chef. In this post, we will look at how chef apprenticeships work and how to become one. Chef apprenticeships combine study and on-the-job training to teach students how to create meals and operate a professional kitchen. Many culinary apprenticeships

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Rachel Jagger-Thomas, diversity, safeguarding and inclusion advisor at JTL, celebrates talented female apprentices When it comes to diversity, the construction industry continues to push and challenge itself to become more diverse and inclusive. Whilst we can see major advancements since the Millennium, I believe all would agree that there is still more to do. It’s a topic that’s gathered pace both in the boardroom and the building site and there is real commitment to change. With this article I aim

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Members of the Association of British Insurers (ABI) have pledged to double the number of apprenticeships across the insurance and long-term savings sector to 2,500 by 2025. Over the next three years, the commitment aims to boost socio-economic diversity at entry level across the industry. The opportunities will be offered to school leavers and upwards to help reach those who might not otherwise have considered a career in the sector. It will increase career opportunities around the UK. With two-thirds

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