Fri 01 Mar 2019 12:00 - 01:00
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Venue: ScreenSkillsScreenSkills and its Television Skills Fund partners champion inclusivity in the UK screen industries. We are all committed to improving diversity and inclusion within the industry’s workforce and know that people with a disability, those from a lower socio-economic background, people from BAME* (black, Asian and minority ethnic) backgrounds and women (depending on job role) are under-represented across non-scripted genres within the TV industry. Therefore, all applicants to the Television Skills Fund Diversity Bursary must be from one or more of these groups.
Application deadline is 1st March!!!
What is the perfect age for an apprenticeship? Barclays says every age
The organisation is championing apprenticeships – of all sorts and for everyone. With four main apprenticeship pathways, open to people of different ages and from different backgrounds, the organisation is setting an example to us all. They have really got to the heart of what apprenticeships can offer. (click)
The British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) is proud to have helped establish the first ever apprenticeship standard for commercial airline pilots in the UK. The apprenticeship, developed by a group of leading aviation employers and organisations, has been approved for delivery, paving the way for a more accessible career option for many.
Put together by the Aviation Industry Skills Board specialist sub-group, the apprenticeship standard for first pilot officer has the backing of BALPA, and the Honourable Company of Air Pilots and is supported by leading aviation employers, including British Airways, Flybe, EasyJet and Virgin Atlantic Airways.
The apprenticeship is now on the shelf for any airline to pick up and use.
Employers are developing new, high-quality apprenticeships, at all levels, all the time. World-leading companies like Google, Facebook and Sage are kicking off new apprenticeships in sectors at the cutting edge – and that’s great to see. We’re also pleased to see more people starting on new higher and advanced level apprenticeships; these are a passport into a range of exciting industries, including nuclear, food science, law, engineering, professional services, construction, and digital technology.
1. Earn as you learn
Although the apprentice minimum wage is only £3.70, this is just the beginning and in fact many organisations offer more than this. As you go you'll earn more and the best part is you won't student debt!
You are learning from experienced professionals in your desired field. What more could you want?
Apprenticeships allow you to meet all people within a company, meaning it is a great way to network and earn contacts within your desired industry.
4. Transferable qualifications
Apprenticeships give you a nationally recognised qualification which means it is not tied down to one single industry. You can therefore explore different industries and see what is best for you.
Not only can you do intermediate or advanced apprenticeships, you can also do degree level apprenticeships. If you do well, you have the chance of being offered a full time job. This is great progress for the beginning of your career.
Anne Milton discusses how university has always been seen as a first class option by parents for their children. However, it is time that this assumption is changed to also see apprenticeships as a first class option.
To do this, colleges and sixth forms must invest their time into raising awareness to parents early on so they know university is not the only route for their child.
Read more on the benefits of apprenticeships here: https://feweek.co.uk/2018/05/14/its-up-to-colleges-and-providers-to-sell-apprenticeships-to-parents/
Retraining could help public sector digital transformation - James Lyne, Head of R&D at the SANS Institute discusses why more emphasis needs to be placed on cyber security training if the public sector is to successfully transform.
In its ambitious Government Transformation Strategy, published in February 2017, the British Government describes itself as “one of the most digitally advanced in the world”. But, by the Government’s own admission, it still has much to do. The success of the Strategy is predicated to a large degree on the talent it can recruit to make it happen.
Historically, cyber security has often been overlooked in this recruitment drive, but just a glance at the threat landscape should remind public sector managers to ignore cyber at their peril. And the industry skills crisis only adds to the sense of urgency.
A survey has shown that 40 out of 113 universities have begun creating specific MBA courses to take advantage of the apprenticeship levy. This is so businesses can develop their workforce and break the stereotype that "apprentices are young men in overalls getting their hands dirty" - Petra Wilton.
Read more on this story here: https://www.ft.com/content/f4bd5e9c-4fb4-11e8-9471-a083af05aea7
Start of your week feeling confident and continue to pursue your goals. Persist! First thing to do is register for London Apprenticeship Fair.