Brooks and Kirk

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In the news this week…

  Here you will find a brief overview of what’s been going on in the training world over the last week, as well as a completely random story that we hope you’ll enjoy as much as we did!     Nearly a quarter of young apprentices didn’t get the right pay levels last year! The Apprenticeship Pay Survey 2014 revealed that…

What is the actual reason for the downfall of Apprenticeships?

  24+ Advanced Learning Loans? The modern day perception of Apprenticeships? The quality of the delivery? Or is it the fact that such a large proportion of larger Colleges are holding on to too much of the funding? I did a post in a group on LinkedIn earlier in the week, explaining what I thought was the main reason for…

In the news this week…

  Here you will find a brief overview of what’s been going on in the training world over the last week, as well as a completely random story that we hope you’ll enjoy as much as we did!     81% of providers judged to be good or outstanding That’s the good news from Ofsted’s annual report. As for the…

In the news this week…

  Here you will find a brief overview of what’s been going on in the training world over the last week, as well as a completely random story that we hope you’ll enjoy as much as we did!     Maths GCSE teachers are going to be on the rise in FE. The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) will run…

In the news this week…

  Here you will find a brief overview of what’s been going on in the training world over the last week, as well as a completely random story that we hope you’ll enjoy as much as we did!     Latest figures show all-age Apprenticeship starts down for the second year running! For those of you that like numbers, total…

81% of employers require their workforce to have digital skills

  In a survey that was carried out by the Chartered Institute for IT, 81% of employers said that digital skills are a requirement for working at their business. However, only 52% of employers believe that their workforce has the digital skills to meet their future challenges.     The Institute’s survey of HR professionals and employers showed that email,…

In the news this week…

  Here you will find a brief overview of what’s been going on in the training world over the last week, as well as a completely random story that we hope you’ll enjoy as much as we did!     Just how much involvement should employers have in the delivery of Apprenticeships? Sue Husband director of Apprenticeships delivery speaking on…

If technology is your thing, we have new courses starting now!

  Brooks and Kirk now have a new suite of IT qualifications, which are available to start now.   Whether you are looking to go into a career in IT or already working in the IT sector then we have a course for you. No need to worry about attending any classroom based sessions or waiting for any start dates because…

In the news this week…

  Here you will find a brief overview of what’s been going on in the training world over the last week, as well as a completely random story that we hope you’ll enjoy as much as we did!     It’s possible up to 1,600 qualifications could be axed from 2015. The Skills Funding Agency announced that there are 700…

Are you aged over 50 and struggling to find work?

  “In the next 10 years there will be 700,000 fewer people aged 16 to 49, but 3.7 million more people aged between 50 and state pension age. Older workers have a huge amount to bring to any workforce and will form an increasingly important section of the labour market.”  Pensions Minister – Steve Webb   In research conducted by…