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100 in 100 campaign offers boost to local economy

September 15th, 2021

The ‘100 in 100’ campaign in Southampton is in full swing, with over three-quarters of the target of 100 work skills placements secured within 100 days already exceeded. With 83 new job opportunities created across the city, the supporting partners of the campaign are encouraging businesses from a wide variety of sectors to grasp the … Continued

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How to hire an apprentice in 2021 – How-to Guide

September 3rd, 2021

As an employer, one of the best ways to inject fresh perspectives, bridge skills gaps and motivate your workforce is to hire an apprentice. For many, the barrier for hiring an apprentice is the process, which many perceive to be time-consuming, confusing or expensive. At the Apprenticeship Hub, we want to make the process as accessible, easy to … Continued

100 in 100 Southampton

100 in 100 Southampton Launch

August 11th, 2021

The 100 in 100 Southampton campaign aims to place 100 unemployed residents into skills and training programmes – ranging from apprenticeships and traineeships to Kickstart placements and T-Levels – within 100 days across the city. This ambitious campaign aims to highlight the long-term benefits of skills and training programmes to both residents and employers in Southampton. These benefits … Continued

Transfer to Transform – One Year Anniversary

July 12th, 2021

The Solent Apprenticeship Hub are celebrating the one-year anniversary of their highly successful Transfer to Transform initiative. Transfer to Transform encourages large employers to pledge their unspent apprenticeship levy funds to cover the costs of apprenticeship training for smaller businesses across the Solent region. Currently at £1,450,000 in total pledges and with over 100 apprentice starts, the … Continued

Transfer to Transform launches in North Hampshire and Surrey

July 1st, 2021

Transfer to Transform – launch of new apprenticeships campaign  Hampshire County Council has welcomed a new campaign encouraging employers in North Hampshire and Surrey to pledge their unspent apprenticeship levy money to smaller businesses, to enable them to cover the costs of training an apprentice.  Led by the Apprenticeship and Skills Hub (launched earlier this … Continued

Finding and securing an apprenticeship in 2021 – Apprenticeship How To…

June 15th, 2021

The full guide on how to find and secure an apprenticeship in 2021… So you’re thinking about starting an apprenticeship? Here is the full guide on finding an apprenticeship in 2021. This guide applies to almost every sector that we can think of and hopefully if you’re a bit stuck on what to do, now … Continued


Kickstart Aftercare

June 9th, 2021

Kickstart Aftercare Full Information Since its launch in March, thousands of businesses across the nation have been keen to take advantage of the governments Kickstart Scheme. But how do we prepare for what’s beyond the 6 months of paid work for these Kickstarters? Is there a way to plan for it? At the Apprenticeship Hub … Continued

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Southern Co-operative pledge to Transfer to Transform

April 7th, 2021

A new pledge from a regional co-operative has led to further funding being available for small, local businesses to boost apprenticeship activity across the Solent, raising the total figure to £1,375,000. Southern Co-op has become the latest organisation to join a growing list of supporters of the Solent Apprenticeship Hub’s ‘Transfer to Transform’ initiative. Transfer … Continued

Leaving Lockdown

Leaving Lockdown – Identifying Skills Gaps & Resuming the Recovery

March 30th, 2021

As we prepare to leave the UK’s third full nationwide lockdown, a little over a year on from the first, it is worth considering what lessons as businesses we can take with us. There has been no overarching formula or clear set of instructions for how to successfully navigate these unprecedented times, but with three … Continued

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Increased Cash Incentives for Employers

March 4th, 2021

Cash incentives for employers introducing apprentices into their businesses are set to double and with the time period of this offer increasing also. Since the August of 2020, firms taking on apprentices age 16-24 could receive £2,000, and apprentices aged 25 and over would bring in a £1,500 incentive. Due to the lower-than-forecasted take up … Continued