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Tuesday, 3 October 2017
2017 saw an increase in nominations so the competition was tougher but we decided to award one of this years Rising Star Award to Jade Stidder of Advanced Smoke in Leicester.
Tuesday, 3 October 2017
Millie Turley has won one of this years Intec Rising Star Awards Millie an Apprentice at LTK Consultants has gone above and beyond what was expected of her .
Monday, 12 June 2017
Cerys Piper of Manpower has beat out the competition to become Intecs Apprentice of the year Manager Martin Moseley had this to say Cerys has those stand out from the rest skills attributes and qualities that make an individual so successful in anything they do Congratulations Cerys.
Thursday, 24 November 2016
This summer we were thrilled to be involved with an event to launch two new management and leadership trailblazer apprenticeships held at the House of Commons.
Tuesday, 15 March 2016
In honour of Apprenticeship Week 2016 and in keeping with the theme Rising to the top We awarded Rory Mckenna the award of rising star of the year .
Monday, 14 March 2016
Intecs Apprentice of the Year Lauren Galli gives us her take on her apprenticeship.
Thursday, 19 November 2015
Intec Apprentice Auryn Chorley has won the Level 2 Modern Apprentice of the year award.
Wednesday, 11 November 2015
A survey amongst employers has found that investing for the future and keeping ahead of the competition - rather than cost - is the main driver to taking on a digital marketing apprentice
Friday, 31 July 2015
In its commitment to create 3 million Apprenticeships by2020 the new Government will be enshrining the term Apprenticeship in law. TheUK’s Skills Minister, Nick Boles, will legally protect the term Apprenticeshipsthrough the Enterprise Bil...
Monday, 23 March 2015
Employers are one of the winners in the 2015 Budget. OnWednesday 18th, the Chancellor announced important changes toNational Insurance Contributions (NIC). From April 2015, businesses will nolonger have to pay NICs for employees under the ages o...
Monday, 9 March 2015
We are in search of the descendants of an Apprentice painter who worked at what is now our head office in 1900. The building was formally St Matthews School in Rugby, dating back to 1845. Whilst Renovations took place in 2008 a fragment of wood ...
Monday, 23 February 2015
It appears that the Governments new Skills Minister, Nick Boles, has been listening to the comments of employers, providers and possibly some MP’s, concerning Apprenticeship reforms.The proposed models for funding Apprenticeships, either p...
Friday, 5 December 2014
Employing Apprentices can bring many benefits to your business: • Fresh ideas and approaches • Loyalty and dedication as you build a workforce for the future • A culture of learning and development From April 2015 Apprentices unde...
Wednesday, 29 October 2014
A future Conservative government would use £1bn in welfare cuts to fund 3 million new Apprenticeships by 2020. Jobseekers aged 18-21 who fail to find a job or an Apprenticeship after six months will be forced to perform community work. In ...
Friday, 22 August 2014
Stay on in full time education or enter the world of work, these are the choices of thousands of young people who have had their GCSE results this week. If staying on at school/college or going to university is not for you, what else can you do?...
Tuesday, 19 August 2014
The Government is launching a national campaign to promote Apprenticeships to young people and employers. Launching on August 20th, the campaign will show young people and their parents that Apprenticeships can now be an equal choice to universi...
Tuesday, 12 August 2014
It’s the time of year when young people, leaving full time education, are making choices that will affect the rest of their lives. What do I do next? Continue in full time education or get a job? This decision used to be a lot easier than ...
Tuesday, 24 June 2014
Apprenticeship programmes in England have become the most popular and successful vocational training initiatives in recent years. Over 800,000 people took an Apprenticeship programme in the last 12 months. To build on this success the Government...
Thursday, 8 May 2014
Scottish Apprenticeship weekThe 19th May marks the start of Scottish Apprenticeship Week for 2014 which is now in its fourth year. During the week there will be all sorts of events taking place throughout the country celebrating the success of A...
Thursday, 3 April 2014
Since the Government announced the need for the SFA funded Apprenticeship programmes to be fundamentally reformed there has been much debate amongst Apprenticeship providers throughout the sector. As Apprenticeship programmes have developed and ...
Thursday, 20 March 2014
  The 2014 budget saw the announcement of two measures which will help employers provide job opportunities to young people. Employers with fewer than 1000 employees who wish to take on an Apprentice can access a Government grant of £...
Monday, 10 March 2014
Intec got this years’ Apprenticeship week off to a flying start at a breakfast event at Old School Rugby on Monday 3rd March 2014. Guests from over 20 local companies attended the event to learn how Apprenticeships can help employers grow ...
Friday, 10 January 2014
The two biggest UK employer organisations agree that the UK economy is growing. The British Chambers of commerce (BCC) estimate that the UK Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has expanded by nearly 1.0% in the third quarter of 2013. The Confederation ...
Monday, 6 January 2014
As one of the leading suppliers of both chilled and frozen foods in Scotland, Strathmore Foods is proud of its family roots and heritage. With over 40 years’ experience in the food industry, the company is now employing over 130 staff at i...
Wednesday, 27 November 2013
A recent research report published by eskills UK, Intellect and bcs, the leading representative bodies of the UK’s technology industries, shows that growth in the information economy is well above the country’s average. The workforce...
Friday, 25 October 2013
Thursday, 24 October 2013
A well known Recruitment Service based in Aberdeen, is leading the way in staff training and development through the introduction of Modern Apprenticeships to their staff. McGregor Consultants have been established over 25 years, serving a custo...
Friday, 11 October 2013
Janet Hunter’s calm, confident and efficient manner is what you will experience when booking a round golf at the St Andrews Links Trust based at St Andrews. With more than 230,000 rounds of golf being played over Scotland’s finest go...
Tuesday, 27 August 2013
The majority of apprenticeships provide benefits to apprentices and business, according to recent Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) surveys. Eight out of ten (83%) apprentices said their apprenticeship improved their ability t...
Friday, 16 August 2013
Interesting article on research carried out by National Apprenticeship Service reveals the following :New data from research company ICM reveals that 54% of young people in England would choose to do an Apprenticeship if one were available....
Wednesday, 5 June 2013
Intec Business Colleges has been inspected by Ofsted, who are responsible for reporting on a provider’s performance, quality and standards. Intec, founded in 1982, is one of the UK’s leading work based training organisations deliveri...
Monday, 25 February 2013
The Institute of Chartered Accountants and Grant Thornton’s UK Business Confidence monitor for Quarter 1 of 2013 makes interesting reading. The report suggests that there is a rise in business confidence and that the UK economy should avoi...
Thursday, 7 February 2013
Employers who are encouraging and supporting their staff to undertake work related vocational qualifications are reaping the rewards. Recent research states that 86% or companies agree that having staff with vocational qualifications leads to be...
Thursday, 11 October 2012
New statistics published in October show a continued increase in the number of people taking up Apprenticeships. The provisional data shows that for the full 2011/12 academic year (August 2011 to July 2012) 502,500 people started an Apprenticesh...
Wednesday, 22 August 2012
As this year’s “A” level results dominate the media and young people experience excitement, satisfaction and disappointment, there are also hard choices to be made about going to university. Research from Oxford University sugg...
Friday, 27 July 2012
Staff at Intec Business Colleges Head Office, based in Rugby, Warwickshire were certainly getting into the spirit of the Olympics today with the arrival of an official Olympic Torch.Warwickshire Air Ambulance Trust kindly visited the centre toda...
Wednesday, 21 March 2012
Intec Business Colleges are able to offer your business a Grant of £1,500.  The wage subsidy grant is available for employers to offer young people, aged 16-24 employment through the Apprenticeship programme.John Herman, Managing Dire...
Friday, 10 February 2012
Local MP Mark Pawsey has joined with representatives from Intec Business Colleges this week to visit local Apprenticeship employers H & K International on the Swift Valley Industrial Estate. During National Apprenticeship Week, Mark was keen...
Thursday, 9 February 2012
Mercedes-Benz Insurance provides branded insurance products to both passenger car and commercial vehicles customers and they have set up a training academy to support both new starters and experienced members of their teams to achieve their goal...
Tuesday, 7 February 2012
Yesterday saw the official launch of the fifth National Apprenticeship week. “Apprenticeships are at the centre of the government’s skills policy because we know that they work. Not only do they provide individuals with the skills th...
Wednesday, 18 January 2012
Teleperformance runs the “Be all you can be” programme aimed at encouraging young people from areas of high unemployment to aim for a life which is physically active, nutritionally healthy and addiction free and understand possible l...
Wednesday, 9 November 2011
Intec Business Colleges, a leading UK provider of work based training, is launching a new initiative to help tackle youth unemployment in Rugby. Intec, which is headquartered in Rugby Town Centre, is providing the opportunity to gain an IT quali...
Tuesday, 18 October 2011
The Rugby HR Forum, a new representative body established for the benefit of HR Business Partners and Personnel Directors/Managers in and around Rugby, held its inaugural meeting at the new Rugby Business Centre of Warwickshire College on Techno...
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
As youth unemployment figures are set to top 1million and reach historic record highs, one of the UK’s leading work based training organisations, Intec Business Colleges plc, is already at the forefront of placing young workers into appren...
Wednesday, 7 September 2011
The Skills Funding Agency, the Government Agency whose job it is to fund and regulate Adult Further Education and skills in England, has just published the Apprenticeship success rates for 2010-11. The average success rate for all providers thro...
Wednesday, 7 September 2011
The Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) has just published some research in its quarterly survey which suggest a sharp increase in employers looking to take on Apprentices. 37% of the employees surveyed are likely to recruit appr...
Monday, 27 June 2011
Intec Business Colleges has launched a new service today aimed at supporting employers in recruiting apprentices under the age of 25. In conjunction with the National Apprenticeship Service, Intec is able to provide employers with a comprehensiv...
Wednesday, 1 June 2011
David Cameron, The Prime Minister, has announced a new measure to combat youth unemployment and given the under 25 year olds opportunities to get an Apprenticeship. Apprenticeships are the UK’s flagship vocational qualifications designed t...
Wednesday, 6 April 2011
Intec Business Colleges has secured a substantial new funding contract with Skills Development Scotland in excess of £250,000 for the year to deliver Modern Apprenticeships and support organisations with their training and development need...
Tuesday, 5 April 2011
Stena Line is one of the world’s largest ferry operators for freight, currently operating four routes between UK and Ireland, three between UK and Holland and several routes within Scandinavia. The Freight Sales and Marketing department in...
Thursday, 24 March 2011
Presenting his Budget yersterday (23 March), George Osborne also said the government would be increasing the places on its new work experience scheme to 100,000 over the next two years to help tackle the problem of rising youth unemployment...
Tuesday, 15 March 2011
Europa Worldwide Logistics is one of the largest privately owned Transport and Logistics companies in the United Kingdom, delivering cost-effective freight solutions since 1966 to over 100 countries worldwide. Europa employs over 400 people in t...
Tuesday, 8 February 2011
NHS Direct has recently joined forces with Intec Business Colleges to provide Health Advisors working from its Wakefield contact centre the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications and support the delivery of excellent customer s...
Tuesday, 8 February 2011
Barclaycard has been improving staff confidence and developing skills with a new programme of NVQs & Apprenticeships at their site in Northampton. The Direct Sales department for business customers, which includes both a sales support team a...
Wednesday, 5 January 2011
The United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust provides a wide range of healthcare services to the residents of Lincolnshire with more than 7,500 highly trained staff and volunteers. Intec Business Colleges has been working with the United Lincolns...
Wednesday, 5 January 2011
RAC is an instantly recognisable name in the world of motoring and has been at the forefront of developing motoring services since 1897. Today RAC boasts one of the world’s most advanced computer systems to deal with calls for roadside ass...
Friday, 3 December 2010
HEROtsc, one of the leading providers of outsourced call centre services and innovative business solutions in the UK, is giving staff at its Kilmarnock and Falkirk sites the opportunity to gain formal qualifications whilst at work. With support ...
Thursday, 2 December 2010
Retail Assist is a leading retail-only solutions and services company working with some of the top retailers on the high street including Jane Norman, La Senza, Karen Millen and Oasis to provide managed IT services and retail solutions. The Nott...
Thursday, 2 December 2010
The Rugby Football League, who manage, develop and promote Rugby League providing excellent high quality services for the whole of the profession, has recently introduced a qualification route for their staff. The RFL is working alongside Intec ...
Thursday, 2 December 2010
Infoserve is one of the leading players in the UK online local search market and has pioneered the delivery of online marketing solutions for SMEs in the UK through an extensive portfolio of websites and a far-reaching Media Partner Network. The...
Monday, 11 October 2010
The Bishop of Coventry officially opened Intec Business Colleges Head Office in Rugby last week. The Old School in Pennington Court, which was a former infant school belonging to the Coventry diocese, is now home to one of the leading work based...
Monday, 13 September 2010
STOP PRESS - FEATURED IN TES FE (10 SEPTEMBER)I was encouraged to read about FE minister John Hayes’s visit to the Nissan factory in Sunderland and his comments about the importance of apprenticeships (Further afield, September 3). During ...
Thursday, 29 July 2010
Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS), a local authority Fire Service and part of Northamptonshire County Council, is now offering its support staff the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications in partnership with Intec...
Thursday, 29 July 2010
Housing regeneration and refurbishment specialist Lovell has joined forces with Intec Business Colleges plc to roll out NVQ training for its resident liaison team in the Midlands. The company’s resident liaison team plays a key role in the...
Thursday, 29 July 2010
Burnley Borough Council is working with Intec Business Colleges plc to deliver a programme of NVQ training for its Customers Service department. Staff working in this department assist customers on the telephone and face to face with a range of ...
Thursday, 27 May 2010
There was good news for budding apprentices as well as companies seeking to access funding for Apprenticeships this week as the Chancellor, George Osbourne, announced an additional £150million was to be made available for Apprenticeships a...
Wednesday, 7 April 2010
Pontin’s has been offering family holidays at their friendly resorts for over 60 years. A major employer in the North West region and a well established name in the UK, Pontin’s prides itself on delivering good customer service. A re...
Wednesday, 7 April 2010
Burn Stewart Distillers of East Kilbride, producers of a range of premium Scotch Whisky brands, has enrolled a number of employees at its Bottling, Blending and Distillery Operations on the Level 3 Management SVQ with Intec Business Colleges. Th...
Wednesday, 7 April 2010
Currently celebrating its centenary, Girlguiding UK is the UK’s largest organisation for girls and young women, with over 500,000 members. Girlguiding UK’s Trading Services, a division of the charity, operates a state-of-the-art ware...
Friday, 12 March 2010
Wednesday, 27 January 2010
As part of the global Kärcher brand, Kärcher UK is the market leader in its sector. Kärcher manufactures and markets a vast range of products, from pressure washers and road sweepers to army field kitchens. Although Kärcher d...
Monday, 25 January 2010
It was after a successful trial at its Lancaster site that Sunlight decided to implement a national training programme with Intec. Sunlight is the UK’s market leader in textile rental and laundering services for industry, commerce and the ...
Saturday, 23 January 2010
Having been in business for 25 years, Westcoast understands the importance of employing and retaining the best staff. The company has always encouraged employees to develop within their roles and within Westcoast, but until recently had no forma...
Thursday, 21 January 2010
As a company specialising in communication and relationship building, it comes as no shock that staff development is very important to Dataforce. It is also no surprise that for a company promising companies individual and personalised communica...
Wednesday, 20 January 2010
rpmi currently looks after the pension interests of over 500,000 people in the UK and with such a large and diverse customer base, the company puts great emphasis on the value of good customer service. rpmi has an established training programme ...
Sunday, 17 January 2010
Softwaretraining.co.uk, part of Intec Business Colleges, is now offering the latest in IT training with courses in Microsoft Office 2007. The one-day course is an efficient and cost-effective way of expanding your own, or your staff’s, IT ...
Friday, 15 January 2010
The North East Ambulance Service NHS Trust (NEAS) covers a 3230 square mile area, from the Scottish to the North Yorkshire border and across to the Cumbrian border. In total NEAS serves a population of around 2.6 million from 64 locations, has n...
Thursday, 14 January 2010
Nisa-Today’s was set up more than thirty years ago with the aim of providing increased buying power for independent retailers. It is now the UK’s leading member-owned organisation, with a turnover in excess of £1.3 billion, pro...
Wednesday, 13 January 2010
The Children, Young People and Families Directorate is a public sector organisation within Warwickshire County Council, which supports the needs of young people and families across Warwickshire. The vision of the Directorate is that: ‘Ever...
Monday, 11 January 2010
Throughout its thirty-plus year history, Express Insurance has used its extensive experience and insurance knowledge to establish itself as one of the largest independent insurance intermediaries in the country. Staff at its Birmingham call cent...
Saturday, 9 January 2010
For staff working in the contact centre at Strathclyde Police’s Force Communications department, every day is different and potentially high pressure. They have responsibility for answering all emergency and non-emergency calls that come i...
Thursday, 7 January 2010
As the UK’s leading online accommodation site offering late availability deals, LateRooms knows how hard its staff work and how important it is to reward them with opportunities for development. With this in mind, LateRooms decided an NVQ ...
Wednesday, 6 January 2010
With hundreds of staff spread over five branches and a history to the name which goes back 30 years, Brownhills has plenty of experience in looking after its employees. However, as Europe’s biggest motorhome retailer and aftercare speciali...
Tuesday, 5 January 2010
The DSA is a national organisation delivering tests from over 400 driving test centres and 140 theory test centres. It has responsibility for setting standards and conducting theory and practical driving tests, with staff at its Nottingham offic...
Friday, 1 January 2010
Every year Cristal’s Humberside site produces 165 thousand tons of Titanium Dioxide, which is used as a whitening agent in everything from window fittings to food. The site, which was bought by Cristal two years ago, has been on the banks ...
 
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