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February 2021

#NAW2021 Apprenticeship Case Study: Shannon Keating, HR Apprentice at CCP

We caught up with Shannon Keating, Assistant HR Advisor at CCP, who started her career as a Level 2 Business Administration Apprentice with the charity in 2014. After progressing onto Gloucestershire College’s Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship, Shannon then went on to complete her Level 3 Human Resources Support Apprenticeship programme and is aspiring to start her Level 5 programme in the future. Read more here.

#NAW2021 Apprenticeship Case Study: Charlotte Probert, Marketing Apprentice at Dene Magna School

We spoke to Charlotte Probert, Marketing Apprentice at Dene Magna School - part of the Forest of Dean Trust, to find out how her apprenticeship is going and what it’s been like to be an apprentice through lockdown. Find out more here.

#NAW2021 Employer Case Study: Forest of Dean Trust – Top tips for mentoring an apprentice

Emily Stigant, ICT Manager at Dene Magna School - part of the Forest of Dean Trust, shared with us how she has mentored her marketing apprentice, Charlotte, and explains why apprenticeships are so beneficial to businesses. Read more here.

#NAW2021 Apprenticeship Case Study: Albie Miller, Digital Marketing Apprentice at Western Global

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. We caught up with Albie Millier, Digital Marketing Apprentice at Western Global, along with her line manager and Global Head of HR, Yasmin Boudebza, to share their experience of our Level 3 Digital Marketing Apprenticeship so far. Read more here.

#NAW2021 Apprenticeship Case Study: Joe Fry, Maintenance Apprentice at Gloucestershire College

Here at Gloucestershire College, apprentices form an invaluable part of our team. We believe in backing local talent right here in Gloucestershire and supporting the next generation. Apprenticeships form a key part of this as they can help an individual to jump-start their career. As part of our National Apprenticeship Week celebrations, Joe has shared his experience of working at GC as an apprentice. Find out more here.

#NAW2021 Apprenticeship Case Study: Jasmine Whitaker, Apprentice Hairstylist at Colin John

To celebrate #NAW2021, we thought we’d throw it back to before the pandemic to share the success story of Jasmine Whitaker, Apprentice Hairstylist at Colin John based in Stow-on-the-Wold. Find out more here.

#NAW2021 Renishaw engineering apprenticeship applications close this week!

You can apply online now for an engineering apprenticeship at Renishaw. The apprenticeship applications, including those for degree apprenticeships, will close on Friday 12 February 2021 so you need to be quick! Find out more here.

#NAW2021 Apprenticeship Case Study: Emily Malsom, Apprentice Teaching Assistant at Dene Magna School

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. We’re delighted to share the apprenticeship experience of Emily Malsom who successfully completed a Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship at Dene Magna School with Gloucestershire College, and went on to be offered a teacher training post within their maths department. 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.

#NAW2021 Why should your business hire an apprentice?

Whilst hundreds of local organisations are great advocates for apprenticeships in the county, there are still many great businesses in Gloucestershire who are yet to reap the rewards of running an apprenticeship programme. Find out why your business should hire an apprentice here.

#NAW21 8 Tips to Ace Your Apprenticeship Interview

Interviewing for an apprenticeship is very similar to how you’d interview for any other job. Only the best candidates get an interview and it’s very competitive. Preparation and research are key; employers are looking for those who have a good understanding of their career choice, as well as their business. Here are our top tips to ace your apprenticeship interview.

#NAW2021 Develop your future with IT and Cyber apprenticeships at Gloucestershire College

Have you discovered our exciting IT and Cyber apprenticeships at Gloucestershire College? Proudly working with CyNam and Hub 8, we are connecting local businesses with the brightest talent and working with employers to fill technical skill gaps within their organisations. Discover our range of specialist IT and Cyber apprenticeships available at Gloucestershire College and find out why our programmes are at the cutting edge for IT and cyber training…

#NAW2021 Apprenticeship Case Study: Gary Shaw, Mechanical Analysis Engineer at GE Aviation

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. We caught up again with 24-year-old Gary Shaw, Mechanical Analysis Engineer, now he has successfully completed his degree apprenticeship.

#NAW2021 Apprenticeship Case Study: Jake Butler, Engineering Degree Apprentice at GE Aviation

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. We caught up with 19-year-old Jake Butler, an Engineering Degree Apprentice at GE Aviation, who came from Sir Thomas Rich’s School in Gloucester after having studied Mathematics, Physics and Product Design A Levels.

#NAW21 Top Tips to Help Your Child Find an Apprenticeship

An apprenticeship is a top option for your child as they think about what to do next after their GCSEs or A Levels. It’s the only route that enables them to earn while they learn, get invaluable on-the-job-experience, and gain a nationally-recognised qualification.

The world of apprenticeships is thriving, particularly in Gloucestershire. With so much information on offer it can be hard to know where to start. That’s why we've listed our top tips to help your child find an apprenticeship.

#NAW2021 Apprenticeship Case Study: George Raggatt, Team Leader Apprentice at WestRock

No matter what your career goals are, an apprenticeship can help you achieve them. At Gloucestershire College, we are developing the business leaders of the future. We caught up with George Raggatt, Team Leader at WestRock to find out how his Level 3 Team Leader / Supervisor Apprenticeship has benefited both his career and his team. Read more here.

#NAW2021 Apprenticeship Case Study: Jade Nutting, Office Manager and Team Leader Apprentice at HPR Services LTD

No matter what your career goals are, an apprenticeship can help you achieve them. At Gloucestershire College, we are developing the business leaders of the future. Jade Nutting, Office Manager and Team Leader Apprentice at HPR Services LTD, shared with us how her apprenticeship has benefited her skills. Read more about Jade’s experience as an apprentice here.

#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 It’s time for your business to think differently about apprenticeships

As part of #NAW2021, we are busting top myths about employing apprentices to encourage local employers to think differently about how they use them. How many did you think were true?

#NAW2021 Apprenticeship Case Study: Oli Tutton, Engineering Degree Apprentice at Renishaw

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. We caught up with 21-year-old Oli Tutton, a Mechanical Engineering Apprentice at Renishaw, who also stars in our NEW engineering showcase video. Check it out here, if you haven’t already.

#NAW2021 Apprenticeship Case Study: Jess Faulkner, Engineering Degree Apprentice at GE Aviation

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. We caught up with 20-year-old Jess Faulkner, an Engineering Degree Apprentice at GE Aviation, who studied Mathematics, Physics and Computing at sixth form whilst working part-time and attending weekend courses to learn more about engineering.

#NAW2021 Apprenticeship Case Study: Nathan Morgan, Team Leader Apprentice at Gloucestershire College

When it comes to apprenticeships, at Gloucestershire College we practise what we preach. Many of our staff upskill through apprenticeships and we encourage our team members to keep developing professionally. We spoke to Nathan Morgan, Catering Supervisor at Gloucestershire College, to share his experience of our Level 3 Team Leader / Supervisor Apprenticeship. Read more here.

#NAW2021 8 Things You Need to Know About Apprenticeships

Life has changed for most of us over the past year, but apprenticeships are still one of the best ways to start your career, if you want to earn while you learn. Here are 8 things you need to know about apprenticeships.

#NAW21 How do I find an apprenticeship?

Applying for an apprenticeship is a little different to applying for a full-time college course and not everyone is guaranteed a role, as they are becoming increasingly competitive. Here we’ve listed the best ways to find you perfect apprenticeship.

#NAW2021 Apprenticeship Case Study: Taylor Watson, Cyber Degree Apprentice at Cyber Security Associates

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. We caught up with Taylor Watson, a Cyber Degree Apprentice at Cyber Security Associates, who also stars in our Gloucester Campus showcase video – check it out here if you haven’t already!

#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 The West of England Institute of Technology: Join the creators and makers of the future

If you're looking for an apprenticeship and a career in the ever-growing engineering, cyber and computing industry, Gloucestershire College, part of the West of England Institute of Technology, is the place to develop after your college course or A Levels. Find out more about the WEIoT here.

#NAW2021 Getting started: An essential guide to apprenticeships

If you have been considering starting an apprenticeship or you have been thinking about hiring an apprentice for your business, download our essential apprenticeship guide to find out everything you need to know.

Works underway to transform Gloucestershire College’s Cheltenham Campus for Cyber, IT and Engineering

The widely anticipated project to create Gloucestershire College’s new £3m Institute of Technology facilities at its Cheltenham campus has commenced.

The redevelopment will see the creation of a brand new cyber and IT area, with specialist computing labs, state of the art attack and defence rooms, forensic tool kits, eco study pods, a dedicated entrance and an open study and networking area. The engineering teaching and learning area is also being extensively refurbished with dedicated spaces for those studying higher level engineering in Cheltenham.

Bridging the technical skills gap: discover IT and cyber apprenticeships at our employer event

Find out how we are enabling employers to access new talent and the essential IT and cyber skills businesses need. Discover our brand new Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship starting this September and our full suite of specialist accredited programmes. Find out more and book your place at our event here.

85 Kickstart roles available with Gloucestershire businesses

Gloucestershire College is delighted to announce that there are 85 vacancies available to motivated young people across Gloucestershire, through the government’s Kickstart Scheme. The new incentive, launched in October, was created to support 16 to 24-year-olds in receipt of Universal Credit, to reduce the risk of them becoming long-term unemployed. It offers a six-month paid job with a local employer, funded by the government.

How to apply for apprenticeship incentives

Any business who hires / has hired a new apprentice between 1 August 2020 and 31 March 2021 is currently eligible to receive the following incentive payments from the government of £2,000 for every new apprentice aged 16-24 and £1500 for every new apprentice aged 25 and over. This is addition to a further £1,000 if the apprentice is aged 16 to 18-years-old. Find out how to apply for these incentives, via the Digital Apprenticeship Service (DAS).

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