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National Apprenticeship Week 2021

“Build the Future” is the theme for NAW2021, taking place between 8 and 14 February 2021, aiming to encourage everyone to consider how apprenticeships help individuals to build the skills and knowledge required for a rewarding career.   The 14th annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships, taking place across England, will showcase the impact apprenticeships can have on communities, […]

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Chancellor outlines Winter Economy Plan

central to plan is a new Job Support Scheme and extension of Self Employment Income Support Scheme and over one million businesses will get flexibilities to help pay back loans The Chancellor Rishi Sunak today outlined additional government support to provide certainty to businesses and workers impacted by coronavirus across the UK. Delivering a speech […]

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Funding for new employees through the kickstart scheme

The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create job placements for 16 to 24 year olds. This government initiative provides funding to employers to create new 6-month job placements for young people who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment. This is part of the government’s Plan for Jobs and aims to create […]

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