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 […]

The Edwards 2009 at the Radisson Edwardian Mayfair

The preparations for this high profile awards ceremony at the Radisson Mayfair were just as exciting as the event itself. For the first time Straight A Training was given the opportunity to present an award for The Most Improved Learner. All Straight A Training Assessors working with Radisson Hotel Group were encouraged to nominate two […]