Training providers: 5 ways to spot a good one

Training companies and training academies are collectively called independent training providers. Choosing the right training provider for a course isn’t easy. There are so many out there and it’s hard to be sure they are all professional organisations. Specifically, whether their training and support services are of high quality. Unfortunately, not all training providers will have the...
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Why Invest in Recognised Training?

As many will testify, the most successful businesses invest in staff training. Indeed, even informal training methods such as work shadowing are useful ways of developing staff. However, it's proven that staff training resulting in qualifications brings bigger benefits to their employers. And we're talking about training programmes like apprenticeships. In addition, structured training: Unlocks...
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National Minimum Wage

The hourly rate for National Minimum Wage depends on the age of the employee and whether they are an apprentice or not. To qualify for the National Minimum Wage an employee must be of school leaving age. To qualify for the National Living Wage, employees must be at least 25. Those aged 24 and under will qualify for the minimum wage. Current rates Apprentice: £3.70 Under 18: £4.20 18 to...
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