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Bridging the Industrial Skills Gap with the Levy

Over 110,000 East Midlands people are employed within the Industrial and Manufacturing sector. 46% of these jobs are within levy organisations who all have access to staff training funded by their levy contributions. So with such significant levy funding available, why is the skills gap within the Industrial and Manufacturing sector still the biggest barrier…

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Case Study: CT Skills carved my career path

The Goal: CT Skills were offering a short 12 day Customer Service course at their centre in Leicester followed by a guaranteed interview with the Marriott Hotel.  CT Skills worked closely with Marriott to provide local residents with the skills and confidence required to work in a variety of roles available at the hotel as…

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How to build your business on WordPress

The first impressions of building a website may seem tricky, lengthy and something you would leave to a professional web designer. However, many website platforms, including WordPress, are easy to navigate and build from the foundations up. So why choose WordPress? WordPress is SEO-ready, making promotion of your website easier. It’s also versatile and can…

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Completing my first workshop- Karis’ Blog

11th-16th August- Introduction This week, I had my first apprenticeship workshop with my trainer assessor. Since I was exempt from two workshops, we quickly covered the first two modules, ‘The Principles of Marketing’ and ‘Claiming your space on social media’. The third module we spent the majority of the workshop on was ‘Digital Etiquette and…

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Apprenticeships vs University: the big debate

Apprenticeship or University? Possibly the biggest question hanging over a student’s head. After getting your A Level results, you may be confused about the differences in taking University course or an Apprenticeship. The next step may feel daunting. Are you wanting to continue another three years of classroom based learning, or are you ready to…

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WHAT THE: April wage increase means for you.

On April 1st 2019 the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rose across the UK, leaving approximately 4 million people due a pay rise. To kick things off, let’s confirm the basics. The difference between the National Minimum Wage, the National Living Wage and who they affect. The National Living Wage is the statutory…

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Bringing careers to your doorstep with CT Skills Road Show

For National Apprenticeship Week 2019 we borrowed a bus, listened to where you needed us most and turned up on your doorstep. During our 3 day tour we visited 3 cities with 8 destination stops. We offered career advice, live apprenticeship vacancies, development pathways, recruitment solutions and plenty of selfie opportunities! Most importantly we met…