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    • Sep

      29

      2017

    Plymouth Schools Football Association Golf Day

    Apprenticeships Cornwall

    Each year the Plymouth Schools Football Association host an annual golf competition, as part of their fund raising efforts to enable them to compete in the next football season. The prestigious club is open to all schools across Plymouth, who send their best footballers to try out for the PSFA squad, which has built up quite the reputation.

    • Sep

      27

      2017

    The Brave New World of Apprenticeships

    Apprenticeships Cornwall

    Mark Boulting, managing director of Devon-based training provider Skills Group, kicks off a series of monthly columns looking at issues surrounding apprenticeships and upskilling employees.

    • Sep

      14

      2017

    Cutting-Edge Skills Demonstrated at Hairdressing Competition

    Apprenticeships Cornwall

    Originality and creativity was the order of the day as hairdressing and barbering apprentices battled it out in the annual Skills Group Hairdressing and Barbering Competition on Monday 4 September at the Crowne Plaza, Plymouth.

    • 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.

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