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New apprentice for IT provider

One of the region’s leading IT services providers, Vital Technology Group, has taken on a new apprentice in its technical department to help provide further support for its growing client base. The appointment comes on the back of the Wetherby-based company being awarded Microsoft Gold Partner status for Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions, as well as Silver Partner Status for

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Written on June 30, 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in apprenticeships, Leeds, Members news, News, Skills

Construction industry levy to be reformed


The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is to consult the industry on how the CITB levy should be redesigned to work alongside the apprenticeship levy. This will happen in 2017, followed by the apprenticeship levy’s introduction in April and a reformed CITB levy in 2018. The CITB will seek views from employers about how it can best meet their needs,

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Written on June 27, 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in apprenticeships, Bradford, Construction, Leeds, News, Skills, York

How to attract more engineers?

Job vacancies at West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce

Who are the engineers of tomorrow?  And how can the industry attract more women? These conundrums have been asked for several years now, often without satisfactory answers.  In Leeds, the Chamber has been instrumental in setting up the University Technical College, which will help tackle the shortage.  More conversations are still needed in Bradford before it can follow its neighbour’s

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Written on June 10, 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in apprenticeships, Bradford, Business support, Leeds, Manufacturing, News, Skills

£2,000 apprentice grant

Small and medium-sized businesses in West Yorkshire and York can now benefit from a grant of up to £2,000 to help take on an apprentice and grow their business. The LEP’s Apprenticeship Grant for Employers supports businesses recruit young people, aged 16-24, into employment with financial support of up to £2,000 available. Roger Marsh OBE, Chair of the LEP said:

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Written on August 3, 2015Marketing. Published in apprenticeships, Finance, News, News story 2

Housing group launches new apprentices search

Incommunities is this week launching its 2015 recruitment drive to find seven talented apprentices. The trainee vacancies cover joinery, electrical, gas plumbing, plastering and bricklaying. The apprentice opportunities are open to anyone aged 16 and over who is looking to build a construction career with one of the north’s leading social housing providers. Incommunities offers a high quality structured training

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Written on April 29, 2015Marketing. Published in apprenticeships

LEP hubs can help you find an apprentice

If you’re a small or medium-sized business based in Leeds City Region, the LEP Apprenticeship Hubs and Apprenticeship Training Agencies provide independent and impartial support free of charge. Located in each local authority area within the Leeds City Region, they respond to the needs of local businesses, helping companies to understand Apprenticeships and find the right recruits. Visit their website

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Written on April 28, 2015Marketing. Published in apprenticeships, Bradford, News, News story 1, York