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National Apprenticeship Week 2016! Meet the apprentices

Amy BeestonMeet Amy, a business admin apprentice working at Mansfield District Council. Amy loves animals and after studying animal care at college for a short time, she decided to leave to be able to take on an apprenticeship in order to earn a wage, which would eventually pay for driving lessons and her very own car!

Here we take a look at Amy’s drive for success…

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Heatherley Primary School have recruited their first apprentice through Vision Apprentices

Heatherley Primary School - cropIf you’re thinking about taking on an apprentice in your organisation, or even if you’re thinking of becoming an apprentice, then take a look at Heatherley Primary school’s success story. The recruitment process has been “seamless” said head teacher Diane Speed, and apprentice Laura says the experience has been “really easy and supportive.”

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Case study: Apprentices are a cut above in Chatty’s salon

Chatty's Salon“Our assessor is always so helpful; the whole apprenticeship experience route is very relaxed and a massive asset to the business” – Katy and Charlotte, Chatty’s Hair Salon.

Ask any salon owner and they will tell you that enthusiastic workers who are keen to learn practical skills and move the industry forward with innovative new ideas, are a necessity in the hair and beauty industry.

Apprenticeships in hair and beauty offer young people the chance to develop industry-standard skills and techniques, work on real clients and gain supportive qualifications needed to progress in industry.

The hair and beauty sector has long relied on apprentices, interns and “Saturday staff”  to help provide support on the salon floor. It is therefore no surprise that local salons are increasingly putting their faith in apprentices, who are looking to learn directly from people in industry, and bring fresh new ideas to the workplace.  Continue reading

Apprenticeships look good in print and in practice, says employer

“Recruiting an apprentice gives companies the opportunity to mould an individual.” Chelsea Peek, office manager, CCM

This week, we turn the tables and ask an employer about the impact of hiring an apprentice. We caught up with Chelsea Peek, office manager at CCM Print Management in Mansfield, Notts, to ask her how CCM has effectively integrated apprenticeships into their business model.

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