Coaching for those interested in coaching

This article explains how I became a sports coach. It talks about the benefits and challenges of being a sports coach, and it gives you tips about how to become a specialist sports coach. My name is Jimmi Sandham, I am the lead coach of Cardiff University’s boxing team. We train over 150 boxers each…

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5 Top tips for GCSE students from award winning apprentice

GCSEs are hugely important qualifications that you spend most of your school career preparing for. But how important are they later on in life when you’re choosing your career? For me, my GCSEs were really important in helping me decide what sort of job I wanted. I work as an Apprentice Scientist now at MedImmune…

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Q&A with Emma: Hairdressing in the Spotlight

Meet Emma, Curriculum Director & Academy Manager of the London Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academy. Deciding to leave school at 16 to pursue her dream of becoming a hairdresser, we find out about her steps, decisions and throwbacks as she now teaches apprentices to join the industry. If you have any questions for Emma or are considering…

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Looking for an apprenticeship in real life

Websites, events and now a dedicated week – the re-brand of apprenticeships is well underway and rightly so. Talking a good game online is one thing but armed with intrigue and interest we wanted to review what it looked like IRL. An Apprenticeship event seemed the perfect sample: exhibitors offering apprenticeships and speakers delivering content…

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Apprenticeships 101

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2017 saw the launch of the UK apprenticeship levy, indicating a £2.5billion annual investment by 2019-2020 which is double the investment from 2010-2011. This figure alone is a clear indication that the UK government is taking a stance of improving options and choices for young people through apprenticeships.   Historically, apprenticeships have wrongly been seen…

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