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    • Dec

      13

      2017

    Step by step: How to start a career as a beauty therapist in Plymouth

    Apprenticeships Cornwall

    Life skills and creativity are more important than qualifications say beauty industry experts.

    • Nov

      22

      2017

    Employability Skills – Taking on a young apprentice

    Apprenticeships Cornwall

    Mark Boulting of Skills Group explains the importance of the ‘trial a trade’ scheme for both apprentices and employers.

    • Nov

      14

      2017

    New sponsorship deal helps drive golf programme in schools

    Apprenticeships Cornwall

    Devon-based training provider Skills Group has donated £1,000 to Plymouth Junior Golf Academy. The money will go towards replacing old and tired equipment, buy ‘player of the week trophies’ and extend the Academy’s reach to local youngsters.

    • Oct

      25

      2017

    Invest in your team to future-proof your firm

    Apprenticeships Cornwall

    In our previous column we discussed the apprenticeship reform that came into effect in May 2017 and the challenges this posed, but also the opportunities that have arisen. Specifically the opportunity to upskill existing staff, which has become a much more attractive offer since the changes to funding came in.

    • 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.

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