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World record bid for online advice seminar

The Chamber is joining a national attempt to set a world record for the largest online careers advice seminar as part of National Apprenticeship Week. We have pledged £250 sponsorship and two tickets to our Annual Dinner later this month as a prize to encourage firms to take part in The Big Assembly, a bid […]

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Get in, Go Far

Apprenticeships are proving their worth as a high quality option for young people who want to Get in and Go far. New figures show that around 90% of employers and apprentices are satisfied with their programme and that around 75% of employers find that apprentices improve productivity or the quality of their products and services. […]

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Taking a Bite out of Dental Nursing

A recent cohort of Apprentice Dental Nurses have just received results for their final exam, and could not be happier. Megan, who has been working at Wisdom Dental as part of her apprenticeship said: “After passing my 313 exam I felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders.  I had been revising so […]

Going back to work for Apprenticeship Week

  Chamber President Jean Mountain and Immediate Past President Liz Fothergill went back to the shop floor to help celebrate National Apprenticeship Week last month. Jean visited Chamber member DIPT, in Derby, which has five apprentices from Chamber Training, working on apprenticeships in warehousing and distribution, retailing, business administration and social media for business. The […]

A day in the life… Round-up of Apprentice blogs asked apprentices across the country to submit their blogs to get a better idea of what it’s really like to be an apprentice.