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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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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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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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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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OCS welcomes apprenticeship levy

Despite evidence suggesting that employers are struggling to recruit staff with the right skills, recent research has revealed that only one in three (32%) of UK businesses that qualify for the government funded apprenticeship levy are taking advantage of it ...

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NEC Group boosts apprentice recruitment with apprenticeship coordinator appointment

NEC Group has appointed Angela Walsh to the newly created role of Group Apprenticeship Coordinator as it looks to increase the availability and improve access to apprenticeships in the West Midlands. In her new role, Walsh will be responsible for ...

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Apprenticeship uptake falls following the introduction of government levy

Since the introduction of the government’s apprenticeship levy scheme earlier this year, the number of people starting apprenticeships has drastically fallen by 59 per cent. At the end of this academic year, figures released by the Department of Education show ...

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Pollution, politics and productivity hot topics at BESA Conference

The first Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) national conference and awards event took on a wide range of political, technical and business issues at a top London hotel last week. The one-day event focussed in on the industry’s most topical ...

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OCS welcomes apprenticeship levy

Despite evidence suggesting that employers are struggling to recruit staff with the right skills, recent research has revealed that only one in three (32%) of UK businesses that qualify for the government funded apprenticeship levy are taking advantage of it ...

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