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5 Ways you can Support Local Businesses

Since the pandemic hit, times have been tough for many small businesses across the country as countermeasures such as lockdowns and social distancing have been put into effect. They’ve seen big downturns in profit as customers have not been able to shop with them, with many struggling to survive during the pandemic. It’s time to show your local businesses some love, so here are ...

Michelle Lee The Ralstan Group Solicitor Apprenticeship

Meet Michelle: Business Owner, Director and Apprentice

Owner and Director of The Ralstan Group, Michelle Lee shares with us her recent experience as a degree-level apprentice Solicitor, undertaking an apprenticeship for the betterment of her business and career.

Memoirs of an Apprentice - Lizzie's story

"Doing an apprenticeship has enabled me to learn the necessary skills and gain valuable experience. Also, there is the added benefit of earning whilst learning, which helped to attract me towards an apprenticeship."

If you are currently employed and are interested in exploring the idea of an apprenticeship to up-skill - read more > 

Apprenticeships and the pandemic: Is this the right time to recruit?

Learning and development can often fall down the priority list, but in order to innovate and thrive, you need the knowledge and skills within your business. Apprenticeships are not only great to attract fresh new talent into your business but are also a great way to develop your current team, no matter what level they are at. 

Demystifying Apprenticeships Webinar

In celebration of National Apprenticeship Week 2021, we bring you “Demystifying Apprenticeships with Skills for Growth – SME Support”! Apprenticeship Specialist Suzanne McNicholas answers all your burning Apprenticeship questions and debunks the misconceptions and misunderstandings about the Apprenticeship process.

Keeping Employees Mentally Healthy During Lockdown

The frequent lockdowns have caused a lot of disruption to normal working life for many people. Day to day life for many has changed drastically as we are told to ‘work from home’ if we can, a lot of us are left feeling isolated. For a lot of people, the switch to working from home during a pandemic has led to increased levels of stress, anxiety and depression as they attempt to ...

How Apprenticeships are Going to Future Proof Your Business

Apprenticeships are becoming an ever-popular route for people who don’t want to go through the traditional form of higher education that is university, as well as for people who are looking to learn new skills or train in a new field. 

Top 10 Myths About Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships can help people of all ages and can really help you gain the skills and knowledge to have a successful career.

We have decided to bust the top ten myths surrounding apprenticeships and showcase exactly why apprenticeships are the way forward!

How business has changed forever – the Digital Era is here

For many businesses the pandemic has not only meant an increased reliance on digital technologies but has accelerated plans to revolutionise the way in which they work. Read about it here.

Employee Burnout

Burnout, Boreout and how to fight back

Google searches about 'Burnout' have been rising steadily in the UK year on year, and the pandemic has only added fuel to the fire. Here we look at the 3 types of Burnout and how to fight back!