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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!

Morgan Charnley's Apprenticeship Case Study

Marketing Assistant Apprentice at Skills for Growth – SME Support shares his experience and explains how businesses can benefit from apprenticeships in the road to recovery beyond the pandemic.

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.

How Apprenticeships are going to futureproof 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. 

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GM Skills Map launches to help futureproof Manchester workforce

Learn about GM Skills Map, a new initiative from the Skills for Growth - SME Support programme, aiming to help bridge the gap between Greater Manchester learners and training providers and encourage futureproof workforce development in our city.

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Apprenticeships helping to plug Greater Manchester skills gaps

Apprenticeships are helping plug Greater Manchester skills gaps by providing a practical solution for employers and employees alike. Speak to our Apprenticeship Specialist Suzanne McNicholas for more information.

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The benefits of training and development during furlough

Reduced staff means reduced productivity, which may result in a lack of skills in critical business areas with inadequate funds to support recruitment to fill the gaps. This is where skills training is critical to the current strategy of SMEs, because it allows employers to redeploy employees at risk of redundancy, with mutual benefit to both the business and the individual.

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Furlough FAQs

In response to the new and updates guidelines for the current furlough scheme, we have put together a list of frequently asked questions to help employers and employees understand their rights to claim and to unpick some of the grey areas that may be cause for confusion.