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    • Aug

      18

      2017

    Tragic loss of premature twin sparks fundraising football match

    Apprenticeships Cornwall

    The tragic death of a premature twin has sparked a football match to raise money for the charity that supported the baby’s family.

    Skills Group employee Mike Baxendale and his partner Claire Savage say they are delighted with the £1,100 raised during the ‘Staff versus Apprentices’ pitch battle on August 11.

    • Jul

      26

      2017

    Skills Group visits House of Lords to talk Brexit

    Apprenticeships Cornwall

    Skills Group was invited to the House of Lords last week to discuss issues facing the further education sector during Brexit negotiations.

    Independent training provider Skills Group was invited to join the CIFE earlier this year, and is one of only three training providers in the country and the only representative from Devon and Cornwall to become a member.

    • Jul

      26

      2017

    Skills Group is the best in Devon and Cornwall for apprenticeships

    Apprenticeships Cornwall

    The success rate for apprentices training with Skills Group is 23 per cent higher than the national average, figures reveal.

    Youngsters who become apprentices with the Devon-based training provider achieved a 90 per cent success rate during 2015/2016, well above the national average of 67 per cent.

    • Jul

      20

      2017

    Apprenticeship levy could sink smaller Devon firms

    Apprenticeships Cornwall

    Introduced in April this year, the Apprenticeship Levy is one of the biggest shake-ups of the training sector in recent years.

    Mark Boulting, Managing Director of Devon-based training provider Skills Group, fears it could see many businesses fold as they are unequipped to handle the changes.

    • Jul

      17

      2017

    17 young people reveal their hopes and fears for life in 2050

    Apprenticeships Cornwall

    Young people today expect to be working well into the second half of this century but think technology will change the sorts of jobs they will be doing, new research shows.

    Students at Plymouth College of Art, City College Plymouth and Skills Group were asked how they see their careers progressing and how they will be affected by an ever-changing workplace and technological advances.

    • Jun

      12

      2017

    Skills Group joins new industry body

    Apprenticeships Cornwall

    Devon-based training provider Skills Group has joined The Chartered Institution for Further Education (CIFE), which recognises and celebrates the best in the industry.

    • Mar

      09

      2017

    #NAW2017: 5 reasons to invest in apprenticeship training

    Apprenticeships Cornwall

    It’s National Apprenticeship Week – check out our 5 reasons why you should invest in apprenticeships.

    • Dec

      14

      2016

    New £1 million city centre training facility opens

    Apprenticeships Cornwall

    Skills Group has launched a new £1 million apprentice training centre in the heart of Plymouth.

    The state-of-the-art hair academy opened its doors to the next generation of hairdressers and barbers on Monday 12 December, and is part of a £5 million investment in Skills Group’s training facilities over the past two years.

    • Dec

      13

      2016

    Skills Group apprentice comes highly commended in WorldSkills UK final

    Apprenticeships Cornwall

    Carole Langmead, a Skills Group Health and Social Care apprentice, has come highly commended in the WorldSkills UK final.

    After qualifying as a reserve in the regional heats, the 46 year old, who works for Eastleigh Care Homes in South Molton, went on to beat the odds and secure fourth place in the national final at the NEC in Birmingham.

    • Dec

      12

      2016

    Skills Group to host The Education & Training Foundation Chief Executive

    Apprenticeships Cornwall

    David Russell, Chief Executive of The Education & Training Foundation, is visiting Skills Group on Wednesday 14 December, as part of a fact-finding visit to understand the challenges organisations are facing while preparing for the new apprenticeship reforms.

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