Donna-Marie Brown     22nd December 2017

Katy’s Blog – part 6

We  thought the best way for everyone to understand what goes on during an apprenticeship was to get one of our apprentices point of view. Katy is doing her Supply Chain Warehouse Operative apprenticeship with us and has very kindly agreed to keep you all up to date. It’s getting so close to Christmas and I…

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Claire Prince     11th December 2017

Equal Pay

Equal pay is your entitlement to the same wage as someone doing work of equal value to you, the same or broadly similar work as you or work rated as “of equivalent value” by a job evaluation study. This is often, but not exclusively, a gender issue. Women are sometimes paid less than men for…

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Claire Prince     6th December 2017

Fire Safety at Work

Most fires can be prevented, by taking some basic and common sense precautions. Those responsible for workplaces and other buildings to which the public have access can avoid them by taking responsibility for and adopting the right behaviours and procedures. Causes of Fire in the Workplace Fire is a chemical reaction requiring the combination of…

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Katy Nixon     1st December 2017

Katy’s Blog – part 5

We  thought the best way for everyone to understand what goes on during an apprenticeship was to get one of our apprentices point of view. Katy is doing her Supply Chain Warehouse Operative apprenticeship with us and has very kindly agreed to keep you all up to date. Yes, it’s this time of the month again, …

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Claire Prince     29th November 2017

Personal Wellbeing

Feelings of wellbeing are fundamental to your overall health, enabling you to successfully overcome difficulties and achieve what you want out of life. Past experiences, attitudes and outlook can all impact wellbeing as can physical or emotional trauma following specific incidents.  A child’s wellbeing will be affected by the wellbeing of their parents so it…

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Claire Prince     15th November 2017

What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a neuro – developmental condition, which means that it is part of the make up of the brain.  It is the most common cause of reading, writing and spelling difficulties, affects men and women in almost equal proportions and tends to be hereditary. It’s estimated that up to 1 in every 10 to 20…

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Donna-Marie Brown     10th November 2017

What is the Apprenticeship Levy?

The Apprenticeship levy, which came into effect in April 2017, is part of the government’s plan to increase the quantity and quality of Apprenticeships. The levy is a new tax which aims to fund three million new Apprenticeships in England by 2020. All UK employers who have a total employee pay bill above £3m a…

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Claire Prince     8th November 2017

Skin at Work

Work-related skin problems are very common but they can be very costly. This is not just through the suffering individuals experience, who’s careers can be ended, but also the employer who has to cover sickness absence, recruitment, training and compensation expenses. Work-related skin problems can happen in most workplaces although there are some jobs which…

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Donna-Marie Brown     3rd November 2017

10 Reasons Why You Should Get ‘The Edge’ Funded Training

As most of you probably know by now ‘The Edge’ is back! Once again we have been out and about letting you know what we have on offer and finding out what training you need. But why would you want to take us up on the offer of training? 1 – It’s Not Just One…

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Claire Prince     1st November 2017

A British Tradition – Guy Fawkes Night (Bonfire Night)

Remember, remember the fifth of November, Gunpowder treason and plot. We see no reason Why gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot! On 5th November every year, people all over Britain celebrate Bonfire Night. There are small fireworks parties in back gardens along with big organised displays in public parks. This annual tradition is a way…

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