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Bagnalls wins Apprentice Excellence Award

Bagnalls was overwhelmed at winning the 2018 Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business Awards – Apprenticeship category, sponsored by Engie.  Bagnalls is a family-run business with a heritage of investing in apprentices since Victorian times. Stephen Bagnall, Group Managing Director, said ...

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BESA welcomes new stream of funding for apprenticeship levy

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed an unexpected improvement to the Apprenticeship Levy announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Speaking at this week’s Conservative Party Conference, Philip Hammond announced a £125 million funding package that will allow ...

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Amey supports young adults with learning disabilities into work

Public services provider, Amey, is teaming up with a special school in Woolton, Liverpool, to provide supported internships to young adults with learning disabilities. Amey’s Facilities Management team is running the scheme in partnership with Abbot’s Lea School, which specialises ...

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England’s first SHE apprenticeship launched by Costain

Technology based construction and engineering company, Costain, has launched England’s first Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) apprenticeship. The new scheme has been developed to address the impact that changes in technology and innovation are having on business working practices and ...

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Family Business Apprentice of the Year winner

The Family Business of the Year Awards (‘FBOTY’) are a real highlight in the family business calendar, organised by Family Business United and now in their sixth year, marking the contribution that family firms make in the UK. In addition ...

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Lack of apprenticeship awareness is limiting career choices

Thirty-six per cent of parents of young people aged 11 to 16 in the UK don’t know what an apprenticeship is according to new research commissioned by facilities management solutions provider, ABM UK, signalling a wider awareness problem which is ...

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Career ladder: The next generation of women in construction 

The Construction Industry Council’s ‘A Blueprint for Change’ report revealed that women only account for 14 per cent of the industry’s workforce. In an attempt to improve these figures, leading contractor Wates Construction and commercial property developer, MEPC are ensuring ...

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Amadeus partners with UCB in apprenticeship drive to tackle skills shortage

Amadeus is addressing the hospitality industry’s skills shortage through its innovative apprenticeship programme. The catering arm of the NEC Group has recruited 12 new apprentices so far this year, who will gain practical, real-life experience working within the NEC Group ...

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Don’t let the levy break

The FM sector has a lot to gain from the Apprenticeship Levy, but a troubled first year hasn’t given the industry confidence it will achieve its ambitious aspirations. It’s not too late though, and a series of simple changes would ...

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Royal Marsden awards Capital City College Training apprenticeships contract

Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has awarded one of its biggest ever apprenticeships contracts to Capital City College Training, the specialist training arm of the Capital City College Group. Initially scheduled to run for two years, Capital City College ...

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