Apprenticeship

Top Ten Myths about Apprenticeships in Licensed Retail – Busted!

Top Ten Myths about Apprenticeships in Licensed Retail – Busted!

The myths surrounding the employment of apprentices in the licenced retail trade have only served to deter owners/operators of licenced premises from tapping into a hugely beneficial talent pipeline that could be available to them. Rachael Fidler, Managing Director of HTP Training, identifies the most common misapprehensions and reveals the truth. Apprentices aged 16 cannot work behind a bar The Licensing Act now states that at the age of 16 you can legally do any kitchen work in licenced premises and, with the supervision of the manager/ landlord, you can legally serve alcohol. If a family member owns the bar you can legally work there with another bartender. If you are 16 or 17, the person who holds the licence (licensee) must not employ you in a bar at a time when it is open for the sal... »

Apprenticeships worth £1k each to construction firms

Apprenticeships worth £1k each to construction firms

Construction firms which take on apprentices who have been made redundant before they finished their training are eligible for grants of up to £1,000, following a £1 million funding boost from the National Apprenticeships Service (NAS). Employers in the construction industry can access the funding by using sector skills council ConstructionSkills’ Apprenticeship Matching Service (AMS), which matches apprentices that have been made redundant with firms in need of staff. “We have been talking to the Government in recent months about the need to support employers in our industry through this difficult time and the funding from the National Apprenticeship Service will do just that,” said ConstructionSkills apprenticeship programme manager, Nigel Donohue. “&p... »

Lessons in Apprenticeship

You don’t have to be Alan Sugar to pass on valuable business skills Webchat: Lessons in Apprenticeship Chat date: Wednesday 2nd July Chat time: 2.30pm Sometimes it can feel almost impossible to find staff that are talented, hard working and enthusiastic about what they do. In fact there is a pool of high calibre candidates that employers overlook. We are of course talking about apprentices. You don’t have to be Alan Sugar to have valuable business and trade acumen that you can pass on to others. In exchange you get access to people who really want to carve a career for themselves both in your industry and in your organisation. To explain the benefits of employing apprentices further we’re hosting a live webchat with Stephen Gardner, Director of Apprenticeships at the Lear... »