The Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister have announced that the National Minimum Wage for apprentices will increase by 57p an hour to £3.30. This is the largest ever increase in the National Minimum Wage for apprentices and will halve the gap with the National Minimum Wage rate for 16 to 17 year olds, which will be £3.87 an hour from October 2015.
Did your child complete year 11 in 2014 or are they due to complete this year? They are now required to continue in … EDUCATION or TRAINING until they are 18.
They may have opted for Sixth Form or College and decided it is not what they were expecting?
We can offer your son or daughter employment opportunities with a local company through the Apprenticeship route where they can ..
- Gain a Qualification
- Earn a Wage
- Secure a Career
We have JOBS WAITING NOW …
Rachel Mendham, Head of Training, was delighted with the result of our Ofsted inspection in January and has paid tribute to the hard work of her staff. “My team do an excellent job and it’s great to see them being commended for all their dedication and the support they give to our learners. It’s also nice to hear our relationships with local employers has been recognised and our recent investment in the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning provision has paid off”.
The Ofsted report says:
- A high proportion of apprentices and learners make good progress and achieve well, leading to sustained employment and positions of responsibility in their workplaces.
- Apprentices and learners gain good vocational, personal and social skills; they value the importance of these for their future working life and progression opportunities.
- The quality of teaching, learning and assessment is good.
- Staff provide good information, advice and guidance, and support apprentices and learners particularly well; as a result, they are employed in good workplaces which meet their aspirations and a good proportion progress to further or higher-level training when they complete their course.
- Leaders and managers work closely with, and respond well to the priorities of local partners including the Local Enterprise Partnership, local councils and employers to establish a curriculum that meets the existing and emerging skills development needs for the Humber area well.
Chamber Chief Executive Dr Ian Kelly welcomed the report, saying: “Rachel and her team work very hard and are doing a great job for the Chamber and the local area. This excellent report from Ofsted is testament to their dedication and the results really do speak for themselves”.
Did you leave school in 2014 and wondering what to do next? Maybe you tried Sixth Form or College and have decided it is not for you? or are you due to leave school this year?
We will be attending the following venues to provide information about job opportunities available through the apprenticeship route. Come along to have a chat with us .. We will book you in for an interview the same day!!
Monday 9th March – Princes Quay Shopping Centre Wednesday 11th March – St Stephens Shopping Centre
If you are a student at Wyke College? We are attending on Thursday 12th March