Apprentice minimum wage set to rise again

The national minimum wage for apprentices will rise again from £3.70 to £3.90 per hour in April. The 20 pence extra is a 5.4% rise and follows last year’s increase from £3.50. 18 – 20 year olds, the increase is from £5.90 per hour to £6.15. 16 – 17 year olds will see...
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Bentley launches super-fast in-car WiFi

Bentley has launched the world’s first super-fast in-car WiFi system, providing “fully functioning and fully connected office on the move”. The new service will be available in all 2019 Bentley models. This connectivity system is located inside the Bentley’s boot lid, with the...
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How can an apprenticeship advance your career?

An apprenticeship can advance your career because it gives you the right experience for the role you are working towards. This is an advantage because you will work in a professional environment, picking up skills and knowledge from colleagues who have a lot of experience. As...
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IMI backs an extra £695m funding for apprenticeship programme

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has given the thumbs-up to the extra £695m funding to kick start the new apprenticeship programme. However, they have been criticised for its delayed introduction. CEO of the IMI, Steve Nash, said the Chancellor had missed a trick by not...
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Marmalade suggests young drivers have extra guided lessons for difficult weather conditions

A survey of young drivers by Marmalade revealed the extent of their fears over driving in the winter months, 39% claimed that bad weather conditions is their number 1 concern. Nearly 20% of those who have recently passed their driving test say they will avoid driving when the...
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Starting your apprenticeship soon?

Finding out you have the job as an apprentice is an exciting time, however you need to be prepared before your starting date. Here are some tips and advice that will help. Tips and advice: ·        When starting your apprenticeship, you should prepare everything the day/night...
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How to find an apprenticeship that is suitable for you

Finding the right apprenticeship can be challenging, here are some tips to consider. • Think about what sort of work and career path you want to progress into. By doing this, you can find out the different apprenticeship vacancies that could lead to your chosen career path. •...
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Apprenticeship VS. University

  Apprenticeship University On-the-job training. Little job experience. Achieve qualifications relevant to your job choice. Often required to do extra training after University to achieve the right qualifications for your chosen industry. Classroom work as well as hands on...
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THE WORLD’S FIRST CALORIE-BURNING CAR

Do you wish you had the time to exercise? Wish no more! The first ever calorie-burning car, FitCar PPV, can help you keep fit whilst driving. The FitCar PPV is the brainchild of Nasser Al Shawaf and Dutch engineering partner, BPO. It is based on a standard Audi A4 Avant 2.0L...
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What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship offers on the job training as well as classroom training. You will have a real job as well as attending college or a training provider to earn nationally recognised qualifications. You also earn whilst you learn! The minimum wage for an apprentice aged 16-18 i...
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