Apprenticeships; The Way Forwards? By Ania Kaluza

There has been much talk in the media about lack of opportunity being a cause of the recent rioting within England. It is said that many young people have taken to the streets because they have no prospects and see no future for themselves. This is not the place to enter into a complex sociological […]

The Journey of An Apprentice – by Vivien Stefansky

You may only know me as your Assessor or Account Manager, but I was actually been a learner of Straight A Training  5 years ago.  So let me tell you my story. When I first came to the UK in July 2005, I planned to stay here for 6 months, gaining some more English language […]

Hospitality Apprenticeships could achieve Gold in the Olympic Games

In a report published by caterer.com today, as the Olympic Games get closer, there will be a significant rise in the number of jobs available within hospitality. But will this growth be sustainable, and how will the skills gap be filled? According to the managing director of Addecco, Steven Kirkpatrick, there will be thousands of job opportunities available in order to […]

Apprenticeship Leads to Fifteen Minutes of Fame

Alisha Bryan’s NVQ in Professional Cookery Level 2 has led unexpectedly to fame, or at least to an interview on Brookwood TV.  Alisha, who is currently working for the Brookwood Partnership Ltd at University College School, was interviewed to give an idea of what an apprenticeship in professional cookery is actually like. The Brookwood partnership runs […]