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Big Futures: Time to Invest in Apprenticeships

In the dynamic landscape of today’s workforce, the importance of apprenticeships cannot be overstated. As the Director of Apprenticeship provider, Call of the Wild, I am passionate about the transformative power of apprenticeships, not just for the young workforce but for individuals of all ages and at various stages in their careers. Apprenticeships are not just an entry point into the professional world; they are a pathway to continuous development, making them one of the best investments for both employees and employers alike. The time to invest in apprenticeships is now.

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Celebrating Excellence: Embrace the Power of Apprenticeships

Welcome to a week of inspiration, growth, and achievement as we proudly observe Apprenticeship Week 2024 and embrace the power of apprenticeships! This celebration is a testament to the incredible journeys of our apprentices and a reflection of the transformative impact apprenticeships can have on individuals and businesses alike.

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Level 6 Career Guidance Apprenticeship: Employers

The Essential Training for Your School’s Career Advisers
Providing quality guidance and support to your students as they navigate their educational and career paths is of utmost importance. To ensure that your career advisers are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills, it is crucial to invest in their professional development. The government has introduced a number of changes to the careers guidance landscape, including the requirement for all year 8 to 13 pupils to have a minimum of six provider encounters. These changes are designed to ensure that all students have access to high-quality careers guidance that will… Read More

Apprenticeship Success Stories: A Journey of Resilience and Growth

As an Apprenticeship Learning Coach, I have had the privilege of witnessing apprenticeship success stories countless times over the years. Recently, I had the opportunity to celebrate the graduation of two remarkable individuals who had been under my guidance for the past six years. Their journey through various apprenticeship levels, despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and personal transitions, exemplifies the true essence of resilience and dedication.

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Unlock Your Leadership Potential: Why You Should Consider an ILM Level 4 or 5 Management Apprenticeship in Wales

In today’s competitive business landscape, organisations are constantly seeking skilled leaders who can navigate complex challenges and drive growth. If you aspire to excel in a management role and enhance your professional development, an ILM Level 4 or 5 Management Apprenticeship in Wales could be the ideal opportunity for you. These apprenticeships, offered by Call of the Wild, provide a structured and practical approach to developing your leadership abilities. Below we will explore the key reasons why you should consider embarking on this transformative journey.

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What is the Apprenticeship Levy?

The apprenticeship levy is a government initiative introduced to fund apprenticeship training and boost apprenticeships across England. It is a form of taxation that applies to businesses that have an annual payroll of more than £3 million.
How does the Levy work?
All businesses that have an annual payroll of more than £3 million are taxed at 0.5% of the total bill – known as the levy allowance. This is collected each month and then stored in a fund for the employer to use solely on apprenticeship training costs. The bigger the payroll bill, the more you will pay… Read More

Career Development Professional Level 6 Apprenticeship

Why do an apprenticeship
The Career Development Professional level 6 higher apprenticeship is for individuals who want to train to be career advisers or career leaders and are currently working in a career development role. The qualification is approved by the Career Development Institute and gives eligibility to the Register of Career Development Professionals.

There is a misconception that apprenticeships are for school leavers, are career entry level or are just for tradespeople, but this is no longer the case. Apprenticeships are a great way of developing as a professional and gaining a degree-level qualification. They also provide the flexibility… Read More

Personal Development and Behaviours Component of Apprenticeship Programmes

Background

Here we set out our proven ideas on how the required personal development and  behaviour  component of an apprenticeship programme can be achieved. This is an outline proposal, for indicative purposes, focusing on areas that we have used to great affect with other similar client groups.

There are three main outcomes :-

The individual is ready to undertake the apprenticeship programme/ gateway with the right mental attitude so they become a successful learner
To develop and provide the competence,  behaviours and evidence required for each learner to complete their end point assessments
To develop and provide the knowledge… Read More

The Apprenticeship Levy – A Quick Reference Guide

Unravelling the Jargon – What Does it Mean For You
On the 6th April 2017 the apprenticeship levy will be introduced by the UK Government. This will change the way the Government funds apprenticeships in England. So what will this mean to you and what actions are required of you if you wish to benefit from the funding. Read our summary and quick reference guide.

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Apprenticeships – School Pupils Not Given Any Information Says New Survey

An article in HR Magazine draws attention to the results of a recent survey carried out by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and the EY Foundation . It identified that just one in four (24%) believe an apprenticeship offers a better chance of getting a good job than a university degree

Less than half (48%) of 16- to 21-year-olds received information on apprenticeships from their schools, according to research.

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Apprenticeship Levy – Good Or Bad? CIPD Reports

In their recent research the CIPD have found that when asked how they plan to offset the 0.5 per cent charge on payrolls above £3million nearly one third of employers said they plan to do so by adapting existing training programmes so they can be accredited as apprenticeships.

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Higher Apprenticeship in Management – Level 4

Institute of Leadership and Management Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in Management
Why Do An Apprenticeship
Higher Apprenticeships in Management are a way of improving the skills and knowledge of your employees. The Apprenticeship programme has been designed to provide flexible and portable qualifications. Management and leadership skills have a major impact on the development, productivity and performance of organisations across all sectors of the economy. In today’s fast-moving competitive environment, there is a need to continue to drive up the performance of the best, and address weaknesses in leadership and management that are at risk of holding back productivity… Read More

Higher Apprenticeship in Management – Level 5

Institute of Leadership and Management Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship in Management
Why Do An Apprenticeship
Higher Apprenticeship in Management at Level 5 are a way of improving the skills and knowledge of your employees.  The Apprenticeship programme in Wales has been designed to provide flexible and portable qualifications. Management and leadership skills have a major impact on the development, productivity and performance of organisations across all sectors of the economy.  In today’s fast-moving competitive environment, there is a need to continue to drive up the performance of the best, and address weaknesses in leadership and management that are at… Read More

Apprenticeships

What are Apprenticeships
Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes, which usually take 12 to 24 months to complete. Most of the training can be ‘on the job’ at your business.  They are Fully funded for levy-paying employers or a 5% contribution for SMEs.  You can use them for existing employees and don’t have to take any new staff on to qualify for the funding. We specialise in the delivery of:

Level 4 Management Higher Apprenticeship
Level 5 Management Higher Apprenticeship
Level 6 Career Development Professional Higher Apprenticeship

Get in touch to find out more about our Apprenticeship programmes.
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Now is the Time For Training -Response to the Richard Report on Apprenticeships

With the skills gap still a major issue in workplaces today, a number of recent reports have pointed towards giving employers more involvement in the design of training programmes.

Employers will be empowered to design and develop their own apprenticeship standards and qualifications, so they can address skills shortages that are threatening growth, deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has announced yesterday.

Responding to the review on apprenticeships carried out last year by entrepreneur Doug Richards, the Government has said apprenticeships should be more focused on the needs of employers as some businesses find they are not tailored enough to their requirements.… Read More

Higher Apprentice in Profile: Sam Hoyland

As part of our Apprenticeship Week 2024 celebrations and our ‘Big Futures’ work we’re celebrating some of our amazing apprentices and the great work they’re doing on their degree apprenticeship journeys.

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Higher Apprentice in Profile: Amy Hunt

As part of our Apprenticeship Week 2024 celebrations and our ‘Big Futures’ work we’re celebrating some of our amazing apprentices and the great work they’re doing on their higher apprenticeship journeys.

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Higher Apprentice in Profile: Natalia Jandrell

As part of our Apprenticeship Week 2024 celebrations and our ‘Big Futures’ work we’re celebrating some of our amazing apprentices and the great work they’re doing on their degree apprenticeship journeys.

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Higher Apprentice in Profile: Rob Pickup

As part of our Apprenticeship Week 2024 celebrations and our ‘Big Futures’ work we’re celebrating some of our amazing apprentices and the great work their doing on their higher apprenticeship experiences.

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