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DISCOUNTS FOR APPRENTICES!

NUS APPRENTICE EXTRA, THE DISCOUNT CARD FOR UK APPRENTICES WITH LOADS OF DISCOUNTS IN-STORE AND ONLINE, HELPING YOUR HARD EARNED CASH STRETCH A LITTLE FURTHER.


NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP WEEK 2015

The eighth annual National Apprenticeship Week takes place from 9-13 March 2015 with hundreds of events expected to take place across England.


800 FOLLOWERS ON TWITTER

We’re delighted we’ve just reached our 800th follower on Twitter.


END APPRENTICESHIP ‘SNOBBERY’

Speaking recently at the Skills Show in Birmingham, Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister has said the UK has been “held back for too long” by outdated perceptions about apprenticeships and vocational education.


PRACTICAL QUALIFICATIONS BETTER FOR ‘EMPLOYABILITY’ THAN SOME TRADITIONAL DEGREES

In a survey of just over 3500 parents, commissioned by City & Guilds and the Edge Foundation, over half (57%) rated a young person with an apprenticeship as being ‘very employable’


MATRIX QUALITY STANDARD ACHIEVED

ITEC North East has received accreditation to the Matrix Quality Standard for Information Advice and Guidance services.


APPRENTICESHIP WAGE INCREASE

From 1st October 2014 The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices will rise to £2.73 per hour.


‘MAKE YOUR MARK AWARD’

Aycliffe Business Park’s inaugural ‘Make Your Mark’ awards event held at the Xcel Centre, was attended by over 200 people representing a wide range of local employers.


APPRENTICESHIPS ‘GET IN. GO FAR’

On 20 August the Government launched a major advertising campaign featuring real apprentices from some of Britain’s brightest companies.


100 DAYS APPRENTICESHIP CHALLENGE

100 DAYS APPRENTICESHIP CHALLENGE