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Understanding the value of a good apprenticeship

Carwood’s general manager Anthony James understands the value of a good apprenticeship – having started his now successful career as an apprentice – and he also appreciates the help provided by The Apprenticeship Works service to make sure the right young people walk through his door…  “I’m an ex-apprentice and I really do…See More
Apr 18, 2016
Press Release by Jane Williams

Joining the RH Nuttal family business

With lots of apprentices working at one of Birmingham’s oldest family businesses, RH Nuttal managing director Ian Nuttal is as much a father-figure to his young employees as he is their boss… “It is thanks to The Apprenticeship Works who understand our business that we get the right apprentices for us – young people who are willing to learn about what we do and what our customers want,” says Ian. “Apprentices who come here through The Apprenticeship Works are already interviewed and are young…See More
Apr 7, 2016
Press Release by Jane Williams

Jobs help for young people

Help was at hand for 16-year-old Jodi Humphreys when he went along to find out about jobs with training at a Dudley event.The RSA Academy pupil took part in the first jobs fair of its kind organised by West Bromwich-based The Apprenticeship Works.Together with the National Careers Service and Job Centre Plus, The Apprenticeship Works hosted the evening event at The Village hotel.Jobs, with training, in engineering, customer service, warehouse and business administration were available at the…See More
Mar 29, 2016
Press Release by Jane Williams

Business students brush up on hair industry

Students from Sandwell Academy brushed up their business skills when they visited an apprenticeship event to find out about all kinds of jobs on offer.Sixth form students from the school were among hundreds of students taking part in The Real Apprentice Showcase, which was held yesterday in Walsall.They took the chance to discuss apprenticeship options with a range of employers and training organisation as well as the Armed Forces.For A Level business studentsAlisha Sandhu, and Jai Sharma, both…See More
Mar 18, 2016
Press Release by Jane Williams

Kind workers’ giveaways show true Christmas spirit

Generous staff and young people at an Oldbury training company are playing Santa by proving it’s ‘nice to be nice’ in a month-long series of random acts of kindness.They are dishing out thousands of pounds in Christmas gifts and cash to shoppers on the street, charities and families in need.Five teams of…See More
Dec 3, 2015
Press Release by Jane Williams

Help for unemployed in Dudley and Sandwell

A new scheme to help the unemployed in two areas of the Black Country has been launched with free training and one-to-one support.Anyone, who has been out of work for more than six months, is aged over 18 and living in social housing in Kate’s Hill, Dudley or Princes End, Tipton, is entitled to the support.Training expert BCTG is working with the government-backed City Deal scheme to provide the support for people looking for work.It is aiming to help more than 200 people in the first year of…See More
Oct 14, 2015
Press Release by Jane Williams

Employers back quality training company

A leading Black Country training company has been officially recognised for the high quality of its work and the numbers of apprentices gaining full-time work.BCTG has been ranked among the top organisations for employer satisfaction for its high standards in a recently-announced guide on the government-backed Skills Funding Agency comparison site.In every aspect of quality of training 91 per cent of employers rated the Oldbury-based business as good or excellent – above the national…See More
Aug 17, 2015
Press Release by Jane Williams

Tackling extremism under the spotlight at BCTG conference

Pictured l-r are Ninder Johal, president of BC Chambers of Commerce, Inspector Jonathan Peepall, West Midlands Police Counter Terrorism Unit and Chris Luty, BCTG director.Tackling extremism from the classroom to the workplace and instilling British values of mutual respect came under the spotlight at a Fairer Britain conference…See More
Jul 8, 2015
Press Release by Jane Williams

Blind Dave says thanks to training company - for his Saharan meal deal

After making history as a blind athlete completing the Marathon Des Sables Blind Dave Heeley took the chance to say thank to the Sandwell company that footed his food bill for his epic adventure.The marathon man and avid West Bromwich Albion fan, who has raised thousands for charity, was sponsored by Oldbury business BCTG who covered the £500 cost of food for the six-day challenge.“Things have been so hectic since I got back from the Marathon Des Sables, and then the London Marathon,” said…See More
May 20, 2015
Press Release by Jane Williams

Business backing in Black Country for apprenticeships

More than 95 per cent of West Midlands SME businesses say adult apprenticeships make a marked difference in improving staff skills and motivation, according to a recent survey.A detailed poll of 250 businesses across the region reveals more than 20 per cent saw increased revenue and financial turnover as a direct result of putting staff through training and adult apprenticeships.Results in the annual survey also showed 49.7 per cent of staff at business took on increased responsibilities as a…See More
May 14, 2015
Press Release by Jane Williams

Securing a future in alarms business

For 17-year-old Ryan Howells a trip to an apprenticeship event secured job prospects with one of the country’s leading security training firms.The teenager from Coseley was one of hundreds of school leavers visiting The Real Apprenticeship Showcase when it pulled into The Village, in Dudley.Among the scores of training providers on hand to give advice about apprenticeships was Brierley Hill-based Mercury Training Services.The company specialises in apprenticeships in the home and business…See More
Mar 9, 2015
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Feb 13, 2015
Press Release by Jane Williams

Talent Match launch supports Sandwell unemployed

A scheme to help support hundreds of jobless young people in Sandwell is being officially launched this week.BCTG secured a slice of more than £10million Big Lottery Fund to deliver the Talent Match programme across Sandwell targeting out-of-work 18 to 24-year-olds.Five new jobs have been created to manage the programme in Sandwell aimed at young people who are furthest from the jobs market to secure or take up enterprising job opportunities.The Sandwell scheme and its new base are being…See More
Feb 9, 2015
Press Release by Jane Williams

Support for jobless after Big Lottery boost

A leading Black Country training company has secured a slice of £10million Big Lottery funds to help support hundreds of jobless young people in Sandwell.BCTG is the only company in Sandwell to work with the recently-launched Talent Match programme across the borough targeting out-of-work 19 to 24-year-olds.Five new jobs have been created to manage the programme in Sandwell aimed at young people who are furthest from the jobs market to secure or take up enterprising job opportunities.The…See More
Jan 22, 2015
Press Release by Jane Williams

Careers course just the job at Perryfields

A careers course has proved just the job for two members of staff at a Sandwell school who gained top qualifications to give advice and support.Perryfields School support staff Tracey Hinkinson and Lauren Beardmore have each gained top marks in a City and Guilds qualification.With support from a bespoke careers and advice…See More
Nov 14, 2014
Press Release by Jane Williams

DANIEL ON THE RIGHT TRACK AT NETWORK RAIL THANKS TO KICKSTART PLUS

For 20-year-old Daniel Noon landing a job on the railways means more to him than to most people and it has set him on track for a bright future.Daniel, who has learning disabilities, has landed a job at Network Rail thanks to a scheme designed to help people not in education, employment or training.He was placed on the Kickstart Plus study programme to help him gain numeracy and literacy skills and provide support to help him find work.And thanks to staff at Landau Training, in Wednesbury and…See More
Jul 16, 2014

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Understanding the value of a good apprenticeship

Carwood’s general manager Anthony James understands the value of a good apprenticeship – having started his now successful career as an apprentice – and he also appreciates the help provided by The Apprenticeship Works service to make sure the right young people walk through his door…

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Released on April 18, 2016 at 8:37 —

Joining the RH Nuttal family business

With lots of apprentices working at one of Birmingham’s oldest family businesses, RH Nuttal managing director Ian Nuttal is as much a father-figure to his young employees as he is their boss…

“It is thanks to The Apprenticeship Works who understand our business that we get the right apprentices for us – young people who are willing to learn about what we do and what our customers want,” says Ian.

“Apprentices who come here through The Apprenticeship Works are already interviewed…

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Released on April 7, 2016 at 11:24 —

Jobs help for young people

Help was at hand for 16-year-old Jodi Humphreys when he went along to find out about jobs with training at a Dudley event.

The RSA Academy pupil took part in the first jobs fair of its kind organised by West Bromwich-based The Apprenticeship Works.

Together with the National Careers Service and Job Centre Plus, The Apprenticeship Works hosted the evening event at The Village hotel.

Jobs, with training, in engineering, customer service, warehouse and business…

Continue

Released on March 28, 2016 at 10:48 —

Business students brush up on hair industry

Students from Sandwell Academy brushed up their business skills when they visited an apprenticeship event to find out about all kinds of jobs on offer.

Sixth form students from the school were among hundreds of students taking part in The Real Apprentice Showcase, which was held yesterday in Walsall.

They took the chance to discuss apprenticeship options with a range of employers and training organisation as well as the Armed Forces.

For A Level business studentsAlisha…

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Released on March 16, 2016 at 20:38 —

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