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A short guide to the apprenticeship levy

6 April, 2017

By now we’re sure that you’ll have heard of the apprenticeship levy – but do you know what it is? Let’s hope so as it comes into force TODAY.

 

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Apprenticeship levy: are you informed?

14 February, 2017

New research by City & Guilds reveals there’s a lack of awareness among businesses just weeks before the introduction of the apprenticeship levy. 

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10 steps to help you handle your first experience as an apprentice!

3 February, 2017

It's natural to feel nervous about your first experience as an apprentice. With these tips you'll be ready to start this exciting new chapter. 

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Want to be an apprentice?

30 January, 2017

 Choosing the right route to your future career can be stressful and a little harder than expected, although reflecting on last year, applying for an apprenticeship was the best decision I ever made.

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The A-Z of apprenticeships! (Part 2)

28 January, 2017

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The A-Z of apprenticeships! (Part 1)

6 January, 2017

New year, new you… but will that change include a new career?

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How to ‘Secret Santa’ without being a Scrooge

20 December, 2016

Here at Integrity FT we've come up with some handy tips for your 'Secret Santa' experience as an apprentice. 

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How to enjoy your office Christmas party (without regretting everything the next day)

9 December, 2016

Follow these simple tips on how to enjoy your office christmas party (and not regret it the next day).

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What job roles are available within Social Media?

21 November, 2016

Social media isn’t just hashtags and re-tweets! You may be surprised to learn exactly how many different roles are available within this growing sector.


 

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How to make the most of your apprenticeship

18 November, 2016

It's important to make the most of your apprenticeship, this is a fantastic opportunity that you must utilise to help shape your future. The time you spend as an apprentice will fly by so it's important that you cover all of the tips in this article. 

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After the apprenticeship: an interview with Rianna

12 September, 2016

We caught up with Rianna after completing our one-year social media apprenticeship. She talks us through her apprenticeship experience.  

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5 signs you should start a career in social media

5 September, 2016

The Social Media Industry is rapidly growing every day. Do you think you have what it takes to start a career in this industry? 

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6 celebrities who started out as apprentices

22 August, 2016

Not sure if an apprenticeship is right for you? They certainly were for these famous celebrities. 

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A-level results: What are your options if you’re disappointed with your results?

18 August, 2016

Today, thousands of students will be collecting their a-level results and finding out if they have the right grades to progress on to their chosen career path.



 

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What to expect from an apprenticeship

15 August, 2016

Apprenticeships are a great way for school leavers to transition into working life whilst still achieving new qualifications. 

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Gotta catch 'em all!: which skills will you evolve in your apprenticeship?

14 July, 2016

Unless you live under a rock you’ll probably know that Pokémon Go is all everyone is talking about and today is the day it came out officially via the app store. So, what better opportunity for a Pokémon themed blog article?

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Why working in a team is great!

23 June, 2016

Starting an apprenticeship is very exciting but for some people certain elements of it such as working in a team may seem daunting.

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My Apprenticeship With IntegrityFT

25 May, 2016

Here is a blog from one of our apprentices about joining IntegrityFT

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5 Ways to Use Social Media to Land your Dream Apprenticeship

16 May, 2016

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Drop-in to Integrity FT this Apprenticeship Week 2016

15 March, 2016
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Handling Issues

3 December, 2015

Sometimes things don’t work out with apprenticeships, either you’re not happy with what you’re doing

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Assessing

3 December, 2015

All of our apprentices are assessed monthly to see how they are getting on with their apprenticeships

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How To Get The Perfect Apprenticeship

3 September, 2015

Here's a handy guide to writing a great CV, and also what you can do to land the perfect apprenticeship. 

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Apprenticeships in Business

4 August, 2015

More than 100,000 employers in 160,000 workplaces, currently take on and provide apprenticeships in a whole host of different areas, including IT, Business Administration and Social Media.

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Settling In

7 July, 2015

For the last few weeks I have been working almost continuously on the E-Learning project with Captivate, only stopping for short periods of filler now and then.

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A Week in the Eyes of an Apprentice

16 June, 2015

We recently had our new apprentice Tom start with us here in the Integrity office. His role is to create an E-learning program, to assist our other apprentices with their learning.  

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Buy your NUS Apprentice extra Card Online

15 May, 2015

Buying an Apprentice extra card is easy and here's how...

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How to progress in an apprenticeship

14 May, 2015

When you start an apprenticeship, it will be most beneficial to over-deliver and wow your bosses with your positive attitude. This infographic highlights some other top tips for progressing during your apprenticeship.

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How will a Tory government affect young people?

14 May, 2015

A Jobs Bill on youth unemployment will be the centrepiece of David Cameron’s first Tory Queen’s Speech on May 27th, he has revealed to his Cabinet.

Cameron intends to do this by making training, apprenticeships or full-time work compulsory for school leavers. He will scrap Jobseeker’s Allowance for 18-21 year-olds, instead replacing it with a 6 month Youth Allowance. After six months, young people receiving the allowance will have to take an apprenticeship, a traineeship or daily community work to receive their benefits.

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Am I suited to an apprenticeship in IT?

11 May, 2015

IT… it’s a wide field to both study and work in and you may be feeling confused about where it could take you. The good news is an apprenticeship in IT will provide you with a foundation of skills to make that decision whilst you progress within a business. For now though the important question you should be asking yourself is are you suited to an apprenticeship in IT?

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