Business Support

Guidance for employers and apprentices – COVID-19

March 26th, 2020

The government has released a series of measures and advice to all apprenticeship training providers, employers with apprentices and for the apprentices themselves. We hope that this breaks it down for you and will bring you some clarity during this uncertain time. Face-to-face end point assessments to be rescheduled or ‘modified’ End point assessment organisations … Continued

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Corona Virus Home Working – Tips and Tricks for Apprentice’s

March 24th, 2020

The current Corona Virus pandemic is a completely unprecedented event unlike any in living memory. The situation which we as a nation and across the globe find ourselves is one causing confusion, frustration and fear of the unknown… If you are an apprentice or any other worker and find yourself working from home, or in … Continued

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Aspex Gallery – Levy Transfer Case Study

March 12th, 2020

At the Solent Apprenticeship Hub, we love a good news story – That’s why we recently caught up with Aspex Gallery in Portsmouth and their apprentice, Ollie. Aspex were the recipients of a levy transfer from Portsmouth City Council who opened up applications for levy transfer funding back in June 2019. As an SME, it … Continued

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Changes to non-levy payers apprenticeship funding

February 10th, 2020

If you are a non-levy paying employer, you may not be aware, but changes have been made to the way that you fund apprenticeship training for your staff. The Solent Apprenticeship Hub is a free and impartial resource that can help with the process. Soon, the days of government-procured contracts for apprenticeship training will be … Continued

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Stereotypes within Apprenticeships

January 13th, 2020

Stereotypes in Apprenticeships It is a broadly known fact that gender stereotypes, among many other stereotypes, remain rife in the world of work. Despite the fact that apprenticeships are inclusive for all ages, genders and ethnicities, this is no different in the world of apprenticeships either. But we want to know: What can be done … Continued

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The most prestigious, popular and niche apprenticeships revealed!

December 9th, 2019

Apprenticeships come in all shapes and sizes, from trades to business, from hospitality to technological, there really is something for everyone! But what are the figures? We regularly get asked by prospective apprentices: ‘What’s the best paid apprenticeship?’, ‘What’s the hardest apprenticeship?’ or ‘What’s the most obscure apprenticeship?’ – So we thought it best to … Continued

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Why Apprenticeships Matter

November 5th, 2019

At the Solent Apprenticeship Hub, we are extremely vocal in our passion for apprenticeships and why apprenticeships matter. People may ask why our team take such pride in our mission of expanding the number of individuals in apprenticeship roles. Our answer is simple, we want the next generation of young people coming up through school … Continued

Are apprentices an asset to business?

October 17th, 2019

At the Solent Apprenticeship Hub, we strongly believe that apprentices are an asset to business. However, our advisers meet with a number of business owners who believe that taking on an apprentice or training their current staff through apprenticeship programmes will not be particularly beneficial to them for reasons such as: lack of return on … Continued

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Should I encourage apprenticeships? Advice to parents on apprenticeships

September 9th, 2019

There is no doubt that there has been a stigma surrounding apprenticeships for a long time, with many claiming that apprenticeships are for “under-achievers,” or an alternative for those who cannot afford to study at university, and there seems to be little advice to parents on apprenticeships. However, apprenticeships have become an equally great opportunity … Continued

The Stigmas Surrounding Apprenticeships

September 9th, 2019

Tackling the misconceptions and often stigmas surrounding apprenticeships is a high priority for the Solent Apprenticeship Hub team, as we are faced with a number of the same questions regularly or come across others at events who will ask us questions such as: ‘Aren’t apprenticeships for more vocational industries?’ or ‘I was told I am … Continued