Prince Harry paid a visit to Three Sisters Racing Circuit in Wigan last week to see for himself how a schools motorsport initiative called The Blair Project, supported by Engineering Futures, is developing STEM skills by bringing together product design, 3D printing and go-karting.
One of the first people to enrol at The University of Manchester’s Construction Academy has secured a full-time position with family-owned property company, Bruntwood.
In a surprise move, the Chancellor of the Exchequer yesterday announced in the Budget a bonus for employers who employ apprentices. From April next year, employers will receive a 10% top-up to their Apprenticeship Levy contributions which will be available for them to spend on apprenticeship training through their digital account.
New research conducted by by a website that highlights career and education options for those not wanting to attend university has revealed that apprentices earn almost £4,000 more than graduates per year in their first job.
A high level delegation from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) recently visited Trafford Park precision engineering firm Torkington Engineers to see at first hand the way they are using Apprenticeships to secure the future of their business