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Market Update October 2015

The City & Guilds Group is helping employers to shape the government’s policy on how apprenticeships should be funded and managed. The government believes, like us, that apprenticeships are key to building and retaining a skilled workforce for Britain and has promised three million trained apprentices by 2020.  To be able to achieve that target, …

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My Apprenticeship: A Stepping Stone to the Future

Well that's a wrap folks! I've finished my apprenticeship as a Marketing Apprentice at City & Guilds Kineo. And boy have I learnt a lot in just one year.   Let’s Recap This time last year I was applying for apprenticeship programmes; I had no idea what I wanted to do and had no work experience behind me. One year later I have finished …

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Life as a Marketing Apprentice: 6 Months In

Faced with the 'what next?' decision as I entered the final year of my formal education, I opted for the Apprenticeship route. I've already attended the Skills Show and a River Cottage conference, chaired the Apprenticehip4England debate, and helped out at the Skills Debate... and I've still got another six months to go! Although currently Marketing …

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Apprenticeship Week at River Cottage

Apprenticeship Week  has come around again, giving Learning & Development specialists the opportunity to speak to the potential apprentices of tomorrow - students. Every year it is always full steam ahead with events, workshops and debates to name just a few, and this year was no exception. At City & Guilds Kineo we visited River Cottage …

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Apprentices Have Their Say At The Apprenticeships4England Debate

It’s fair to say that the hot topic on every political party’s lips at the moment is Apprenticeships. Some vowing to create and deliver 3 million apprenticeships by 2020 and others fighting to match such statements. But with all this media attention around apprenticeships, has anyone actually asked what the apprentices of today think? On Tuesday …

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Becoming an Apprentice at City & Guilds Kineo

Becoming part of the team at City & Guilds Kineo that deals with public sector employers was such thrilling news to me. My team deals with a large amount of centres and some very high status organisations and individuals, so I couldn’t wait to get started. When I started I was made to feel welcome by everyone in City & …

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Being a Marketing Apprentice at City & Guilds Kineo

On the 14th August of this year UK students were given their A-Level results; I was one of those students. I remember standing in the school hall looking around thinking what next? What do I do now? I didn’t want to go to university and I didn’t want to go into a full time job role, so that was when I started to look at apprenticeships. …

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