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Apprenticeship incentive payments extended

Receive up to £4,000 for each new apprentice hired for your business before 30 September 2021. If you have been considering taking on new talent for your business, now is the time to do it. 

 

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We believe that Engineering apprentices should be out in the workplace from day one, learning how your business works and working on real life projects.

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Recruit construction and trade apprentices to recieve up to £4,000

Hire an apprentice this September and receive up to £4,000 for each apprentice taken on. We offer a free recruitment service so get in touch with our Business Hub team today. 

business.hub@gloscol.ac.uk 

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The GC Business Hub is dedicated to supporting businesses with employee training and apprenticeship programmes. Our Business Hub team can help you identify suitable professional programmes to upskill your existing staff members, as well as recruit new apprentices to help fill skills gaps in your organisation.

We have training programmes available in a wide range of areas, including Automotive, Business Support, Construction, Early Years, Education, Engineering, Hairdressing, Health and Social Care, Hospitality, IT and Cyber Security, Management and Marketing.

We are here to support your business. For expert apprenticeship and training advice, contact our team today via: business.hub@gloscol.ac.uk

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Tewkesbury and Cheltenham lead the way as SMEs flood in to claim grants of up to £40,000 through Scale Up 4 Growth - Image showing outside Gloucestershire's Cheltenham campus with Scale Up 4 Growth logo in circle.

Tewkesbury and Cheltenham lead the way as SMEs flood in to claim grants of up to £40,000 through Scale Up 4 Growth

Scale Up 4 Growth has received an astonishing number of applications for the scheme designed to help businesses grow. The impact of the pandemic and the rise of start-up businesses during lockdown means the demand for funding grants like Scale Up 4 Growth is higher than ever. Find out more here.

Gloucestershire College leading the way out of digital skills shortage ‘disaster’

The UK could face a “catastrophic gap” in digital skills warned a recent report published by the Learning and Work Institute and WorldSkills UK. Despite the report’s findings – one being that nationally, young people studying IT subjects is declining – Gloucestershire College has again bucked the trend, with an increased demand for its IT, cyber and digital courses and apprenticeships. Student applications for September 2021 starts have significantly grown across the board, with applications for the College’s university level courses – computing and digital degrees, HNCs and HNDs increasing by a massive 143% year on year. Find out more here.

Scale Up 4 Growth Employer Online Event for Gloucestershire SMEs

Exclusively for Gloucestershire’s SMEs, find out how your business can access up to £40,000 worth of grants through Scale Up 4 Growth at an online event, hosted by Gloucestershire College in partnership with UWE Bristol and NatWest on Wednesday 31 March at 2pm. Find out more here.

Businesses to now receive up to £4000 for every new apprentice hired before September 2021

In July 2020, the government announced new incentive payments for employers to encourage the recruitment of new apprentices. Originally planned to end on 31 January 2021, the incentive payments have now been extended for a third time to September 2021. The amount each business will receive for every new apprentice hired is also being increased to £3,000 from April 2021. With the existing £1000 incentive for taking on a 16-18 apprentice, this now means businesses will receive up to £4000 per apprentice recruited.

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Employer case study: Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Tewkesbury - HR Apprenticeship Success

Gloucestershire College proudly partners with Trelleborg Sealing Solutions as their apprenticeship training provider. We caught up with Tony Collingwood, General Manager at Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Tewkesbury to find out why HR apprenticeships have formed an essential part of their business. Read more here.

#NAW2021 Employer Case Study: Bloor Homes - Developing skills for the future

Gloucestershire College is a proud champion of apprenticeships. To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2021, we are showcasing success stories from our amazing apprentices and employers. David Auker-Howlett, Apprentice Master at Bloor Homes shared with us how their apprenticeship programme works, and the continued success of their apprentices, even during a pandemic. Read more

#NAW2021 Employer Case Study: HPR Services LTD - Growing and developing our workforce from within

HPR Services LTD has grown and developed since they started trading five years ago. The original business model had apprenticeships right at the core of their organisation and this still remains the case today. Through investing in their workforce, HPR has been able to successfully expand with a team of loyal and dedicated employees, many of which have completed apprenticeships to upskill and train. Read more here.

#NAW2021 Employer Case Study: WestRock - Investing in staff through apprenticeships

Through embedding a culture of continual professional development within your organisation, both your employees and your business will benefit. Find out more from Jon Wood, Operations Director at WestRock Tewkesbury, who explains why apprenticeships form a crucial part of their business. Find out more here.

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GC Apprentice Finalist in South West Business and Community Awards

Congratulations to Leanne Finch who is a finalist the 2021 South West Business and Community Awards, nominated for ‘Apprentice of the Year.’ Leanne won the award in 2020 and is back for a second year to reclaim her title. We caught up with Leanne to congratulate her on this amazing achievement.

Apprentice case study, Morgan - Infrastructure Technician Level 3 Apprentice with Gloucestershire College at Integra Schools. Integra logo in white circle with a computer in the background.

Apprenticeship Case Study: Morgan Hussey, ICT Helpdesk Technician Apprentice at Integra Schools

We spoke to Morgan about what day to day life is like as a Level 3 Infrastructure Technician Apprentice with Gloucestershire College working at Integra Schools. If you're thinking about pursuing a career in IT, an apprenticeship is a great route to train and gain hands on experience. Find out more below.

Apprenticeship Case Study: Daniel Burch, Digital Marketing Apprentice at Tree Shop

Gloucestershire College proudly works with Tree Shop to train their new Digital Marketing Apprentice, Daniel. Tree Shop, based in the Forest of Dean, is a successful online business producing thousands of orders every year. Owners John and Walter Davis have great ambitions for the business and welcomed Daniel to their team in November 2020 with an exciting job role combining a love of the outdoors and nature with the technical skills of digital marketing. We caught up with Daniel to find out how his apprenticeship is going so far. Read more here.

Apprenticeship Case Study: Thomas Robertson, Engineering Apprentice at Traffic Group Signals

As proud champions of apprenticeships in Gloucestershire, we love sharing the success stories of our apprentices here at the College. We caught up with Thomas Robertson, Engineer Apprentice at Traffic Group Signals to find out how what his job involves as a Test Engineer.

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