2019 has been a good year for us, with an expansion of Swatpro Academy allowing it to offer digital apprenticeships in a range of IT disciplines.
The bigger, better apprenticeship that leads to a bigger, better career – Commis Chef Apprenticeship Standard
In an age where customers are prepared to pay a premium for “home cooked” food, made on the premises, this new qualification supports apprentices as they learn the art of food preparation using fresh ingredients.
“We’ve found our apprentices generally want to stay with us and they have made a significant impact to the business. I have to say I’ve been very impressed.”
"We pride ourselves in being knowledgeable and skilled in the fields we operate, but I think empathy with our employer clients is just as important, as is good communications, a flexible approach and having face-to-face contact."
In a move welcomed by businesses and training organisations alike, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has reduced the amount non-levy paying organisations have to pay towards the cost of Apprenticeships. Here's what it means to businesses.
Watchers of TV's MasterChef may recognise Pedro from his appearance as a contestant in the 2017 series. Although he did not win the contest, he says: "It was fun. A great thing to do, and all part of the learning process for me. Definitely a step forward
By 2020, the government is planning to phase out Apprenticeship Frameworks to replace them with the newer Apprenticeship Standards. What lies behind this significant change to training?