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This year’s theme for National Apprenticeship Week is ‘Look Beyond’, which aims to encourage everyone to ‘look beyond’ the outdated stereotypes surrounding apprenticeships and to celebrate the diversity of opportunity and value that they bring to the country today. CILEx & CLS have been joining the conversation all week by attending a number of events, hosting live Twitter and Facebook Q&A sessions with an apprentice from National Accident Helpline and sharing case studies from some of the successful CILEx Law

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The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) announced a school outreach programme at its 50th anniversary celebrations in November 2019. Developed by the PRCA’s Diversity Network, led by co-chairs Pema Seely and Rax Lakhani, the school outreach programme will provide practitioners with the assets and resources they need to visit schools, introduce students to PR, and drive awareness of PR as a career option. The initiative also comes with a rallying cry from the PRCA to its corporate members, with

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End-point assessment organisation the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has developed resources for apprentice students and employers to support them through the chartered town planner apprenticeship. This degree apprenticeship launched in September last year. Andrew Close, head of careers, education and professional development at the RTPI, explained: “The scheme has started with a bang with 190 recruits across the country. The apprentices are learning relevant practical skills in the workplace as well as gaining long-term knowledge on sustainability, regeneration and

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The School of Engineering and Applied Science at Aston University is set to launch a new degree apprenticeship for aspiring supply chain professionals. The supply chain manager (professional practice) degree apprenticeship gives school leavers the opportunity to gain a fully funded degree while working in the industry. Designed in partnership with leading industry experts, the apprenticeship will develop the UK’s next generation of supply chain professionals. Degree apprentices on the programme will study part-time, while launching their career at some

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DHL is currently seeking apprentices for its UK supply chain professional leader degree apprenticeship. Locations: West Thurrock, Welham Green, Swindon and Nottingham Salary: £18,000 per annum Start: September 2020 Application deadline: 6 March 2020 The L6 supply chain leadership professional degree apprenticeship from DHL is a four-year programme delivered in partnership with Aston University. You’ll gain practical, hands-on experience while working towards your degree. Entry requirements: Eligibility to work in the UK for the full duration of the apprenticeship; and

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QA apprentices Hobie Williams and Daniel Wright are both celebrating after achieving excellent results on their apprenticeships. Hobie, QA’s first business analyst, successfully completed the end-point assessment (EPA) and attained the highest available grade—a distinction—while working at Royal Mail. The 18-month apprenticeship empowers learners to acquire skills in business change, agile project management and investigative techniques. “We are really happy for Hobie and Royal Mail,” said Ben Pike, managing director at QA. “Business analysis skills are among the most sought

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Global biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca is seeking apprentices for several open apprenticeship programmes. A variety of apprenticeships are currently available, with deadlines of 19 March 2020. The apprenticeships focus on supply chain leadership, laboratory science, engineering, packaging, business administration, manufacturing, IT, oncology and procurement. AstraZeneca provides an in-depth overview of its apprenticeship programmes on its website. Visit careers.astrazeneca.com/early-talent to find out what’s involved, and apply. Hear from programme manager Kim Hardman on why you should consider an apprenticeship at the company

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Training provider QA has launched the UK’s first apprenticeship clearing helpline, giving school and college leavers access to more than 500 apprenticeships at businesses across the country

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Eleven students are celebrating after graduating from the pre-apprenticeship scheme of engineering firm adi Group. Adi Group’s pre-apprenticeship scheme, which was the first to launch in the UK, offers students aged 14 to 16 the chance to learn hands-on engineering skills in a real working environment. For one afternoon a week over two years, students get the chance to earn an EAL-accredited qualification. During a graduation event held at adi Group’s headquarters in Kings Norton, Birmingham, the 11 students who

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National Apprenticeship Week 2020 will take place from 3 to 7 February next year. National Apprenticeship Week is an annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships across England and is a time to recognise and applaud success stories across the country. Apprenticeship employers use the opportunity to promote the success of their apprentices and highlight the huge benefits to other employers, of all sizes, who are thinking of taking on an apprentice. Apprentices across the country will also be celebrated throughout the

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