March 2017

NAW 2017 - 10 apprenticeship myths BUSTED

Gloucestershire College is celebrating the 10th anniversary of National Apprenticeship Week. The College offers hundreds of apprenticeship opportunities with businesses from a range of industries across the county, yet many people still have misconceptions about what apprenticeships involve, the pay and careers an apprenticeship can get you.

We bust the 10 most common apprenticeships myths…

NAW 2017 - Interview with Laura Leigh - GC apprentice employer for 10 years

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of National Apprenticeship Week we’re catching up with Laura Leigh; an employer who has been training hairdressing apprentices in partnership with Gloucestershire College for 10 years.

NAW 2017 - How do I make my apprenticeship application stand out?

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2017, we've been catching up with some of the employers who will looking to hire apprentices this year to get their perspective on what they are looking for in potential apprentices.

GC House Blog 13. We passed our assessment!

This week we were thrilled to find out that we have passed our National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC) Assessment, which means we are now able to sign off our own electrical work.

NAW 2017 - Business Apprentice Case Study: Aimi

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2017 we’re catching up with GC apprentices, who are building their careers, by learning while they earn.

In this instalment we hear from Finance apprentice Aimi Knight, who is completing her apprenticeship with the Gloucester Diocesan Board of Finance.

NAW 2017 - 10 top tips if you’re struggling to find an apprenticeship

Gloucestershire College is celebrating the 10th anniversary of National Apprenticeship Week with interviews, facts and advice for those trying to find an apprenticeship.

Here we offer 10 top tips if you're struggling to get yourself hired as an apprentice...

NAW 2017 - 10 former apprentices who’ve gone on to big things

It's the 10th anniversary of National Apprenticeship Week and to celebrate, we've compiled a list of 10 former apprentices who've made a name for themselves (not to mention a tidy sum!) since their humble beginnings as an apprentice.

NAW 2017 - Former apprentice interview: 10 years on

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of National Apprenticeship Week we’re catching up with a former GC apprentice, who completed his apprenticeship in finance 10 years ago.

NAW 2017 - Marketing Apprentice Case Study: Caitlin

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2017 we’re catching up with current and former GC apprentices, who are building their careers, by learning while they earn or have progressed on from their apprenticeship.

In this instalment we hear from former marketing apprentice Caitlin Harvey, who recently completed her apprenticeship with Everyclick ltd.

The five top reasons employers take on apprentices, and three concerns that almost stopped them

A growing number of organisations, big and small, are running apprenticeship programs. We recently surveyed a number of organisations that train apprentices in partnership with Gloucestershire College to find out their top reasons for employing apprentices.

Budding cake decorators inspired by masterclass with Ceri Griffiths

Former GC student creates Gloucester Accessibility Guide

A former GC student is drawing on his own experiences as a wheelchair user to create a useful accessibility guide to Gloucester. Christian, who completed a BTEC Level 2 in Business Administration at GC has secured himself employment with Marketing Gloucester.

Apprenticeship Information Evening - What can employers can offer GC apprentices?

Ahead of next week's Apprenticeship Information Evening, we asked the employers attending what they can offer apprentices who decide to train with them, and what their role with the company will involve.

GC sixth former awarded university scholarship

A sixth form student studying at Gloucestershire College’s Forest of Dean Campus has been awarded an entrance scholarship by Aberystwyth University, for academic achievement.

Crowds flock to GC to learn about apprenticeships

Job seekers and employers in Gloucestershire received a boost last night, when over 1,000 people visited Apprenticeship Information Evening at Gloucestershire College.

Gloucestershire College partners with local businesses and experts to tackle the cyber security threat

Gloucestershire College, in partnership with local businesses Tech OP and Bamboo Technology Group, has organised an event to raise awareness of the cyber security risks facing businesses across the county.

Businesses matched with apprentices at Gloucestershire College event

Job seekers and employers in Gloucestershire received a boost on 22nd March, when over 1,000 people attended an Apprenticeship Information Evening at Gloucestershire College.

Catch ‘The Strawberry Thief’ on the Cotswold Hare Trail

Looking for a challenge this summer? Why not take up hare spotting on the Cotswold Hare Trail!

Gloucestershire College awarded Autism Quality Mark

Gloucestershire College is the first college in the county to be awarded an Autism Inclusion Quality Mark, recognising its outstanding work towards autism inclusion.

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