Shape Training - News and Events March | 2017 |

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March 13th, 2017

Employers of the Year

Here at Shape we pride ourselves on helping learners gain high quality work experience in their chosen field. This cannot be done without the amazing help and support from all of the local employers we work with. Without this our training programmes simply would not work! We appreciate every last one of you!

Congratulations to the following employers for being chosen as Shape Training Employers of the Year…..

For Dental Nursing….

THORNABY DENTAL CENTRE

Employer of the Year - Dental

For Childcare….

CORPUS CHRISTI ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL

Employer of the Year - Childcare

For Health & Social Care…

LONGLANDS CARE HOME

Employer of the Year - HSC

 

Thanks again to you all for your continued support, we look forward to working with you in the future.

March 7th, 2017

It’s National Apprenticeship Week!!

Apprenticeships are a great way to expand you skills and experience whilst working towards a qualification. So whether you have finished (or due to finish) school or are looking to start fresh new career an apprenticeship could be just what you need! But how do you know if an apprenticeship is right for you?

Here are just a few of the benefits!

Apprenticeships have long been associated with constructions trades but in actual fact you can do an apprenticeship in almost any industry!

You can choose from such a wide range of areas bringing that dream job within reach without the years of full time academic study (and debt!).

So whatever career you dream of – there’s an apprenticeship out there for everyone. Here at Shape Training we offer apprenticeships in:

  • Childcare
  • Dental Nursing
  • Health & Social Care

Gaining a qualification….

You will spend most of your time as an apprentice ‘on-the-job’ but that’s not to say you won’t be learning too. Generally apprentices allocate one day a week for their studies. The type of qualification you get will depend on what level apprenticeship you undertake; you can find out more about the different apprenticeship levels here….

https://www.gov.uk/apprenticeships-guide/overview

Earn while you learn…

Apprenticeships are a great way to learn, get qualified and climb the career ladder without getting into a tonne of student debt! As an apprentice you are classed as employed and will be earning your own wage. For information on the national minimum wage for apprentices click here:

https://www.gov.uk/apprenticeships-guide/pay-and-conditions

Advice, support and guidance…

Going straight in to full-time employment after school or a break in learning or work can be daunting but don’t worry, help and guidance is available wherever you do your apprenticeship, here at Shape Training we pride ourselves on treating each learner as an individual and understanding that we don’t all work in the same way or at the same pace. You’re more than just a name on a piece paper to us!

Improving career prospects…

Spending so much time on-the-job has some great benefits, one that is often overlooked is networking! You will get to build a network of contacts. Impress people with a good, hard-working attitude and the world is your oyster!