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The Royal Horticultural Society: Looking back on 2020 and ahead to 2021

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In January 2020, we invited Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education staff to RHS Garden Wisley to photograph and film our Level 2 Horticulture/Landscape operative apprentices while they pruned apple trees in the Orchard. While it was a cold, wet …

High approval for apprenticeships but more to do through best-practice guidance

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Zuzanna  Wnekowska, an apprentice panel member, reflects on their recent survey of apprentices and important work now being done on best-practice guidance for everyone involved with the training programmes. My name is Zuzanna and I work as a wing design …

Aidan’s building a great career through an architecture apprenticeship

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It’s National Apprenticeship Week and one of this year’s hot topics is degree apprenticeships. We talked to Aidan Scott who’s currently on the degree apprenticeship programme with Gradon Architecture, where he shares his passion about design with the NE40 Studio …

Mineral Processing Mobile and Static Plant Operator apprenticeship

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An apprentice Mineral Processing Mobile and Static Plant Operator crouching down with colleague next to mobile heavy plant vehicle

A few years ago Hills Quarry Products started a campaign to recruit apprentice joining forces with other quarrying companies and the national Mineral Products Association to highlight employment and career opportunities available within industry. This evolved into the creation of …

Trailblazing the new food and drink Apprenticeship Standards

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A picture of 5 food and drink apprentices at Premier Foods

Julie Harris, Apprenticeship and Graduate Manager for Premier Foods, oversees the Level 2 Food Operator and Level 3 Advanced Food Operator Apprenticeship Standards. Establishing a clear career path for new entrants Throughout our industry, it was widely recognised that there …