#trendsetter Launch @SLF16

Our team was out in force last week at the SECC to promote our new #trendsetter programme. #trendsetter is a truly innovative modern apprenticeship that gives an apprentice the skills to become an accomplished social media and digital marketer, as well as learning vital IT skills such as WordPress and SEO. In an online world that is constantly evolving, don’t get left behind, become a #trendsetter. We had a great time meeting a range of businesses, teachers and educators, as well as lots of potential #trendsetters, and the programme was very well received by all. If you would like to become a #trendsetter, or you would like a #trendsetter in your business, our new brochure is available on our homepage. For more information please contact us below.


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Scottish Learning Festival Exhibition 16

[sg_popup id=”1″ event=”onload”][/sg_popup]Venue: SECC Glasgow
Dates: 21st-22nd September
Time: 9am-5pm Wednesday, 9am-4pm Thursday

We are delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting at the Scottish Learning Festival this year. On the 21st and 22nd of September, ourselves along with a huge number of organisations and businesses from Skills Development Scotland to Edinburgh Zoo (We hope they bring a panda!) will be at the Scottish Learning Festival at the SECC.

Many of our team members will be there to talk to potential apprentices, parents and employers about the benefits of a modern apprenticeship and the various career paths that open up when you #achieve your SVQ. As well as answering questions and live demonstrations of life as an apprentice we will be having giveaways and digital competitions. Come and visit us at stand A65, and get a coffee, a chat, and some other surprises.

#slf16 #trendsetter #achieve #myma

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Announcing our new #trendsetter program

The Digital Age

The average person now spends more time online than with TV and traditional media combined. So, how better than to promote your business where people are actually spending their time? Recent studies have shown that before approaching a local business, between 70 and 80% of consumers now research the company online to establish their credibility, This means that if you don’t have a contemporary, up to date web presence, your business is already behind the competition. Although many small business owners recognise the need to have a digital presence, many don’t have the time, knowledge or resources to effectively promote their company online.

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Why Now Is The Time To Take On An Apprentice…

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has published a report findings concluding only around 24% of small and medium-sized businesses currently employ an apprentice. Approximately 1,000,000 apprentices throughout the U.K. They believe now is the time to take on an apprentice.

A growing number of school leavers are now pursuing apprenticeships. In the academic year 2014-2015, the number of under 19s starting an apprenticeship increased by 5.1% on the previous year, and in 2013-2014 the number increased by 4.6%. This trend is expected to continue, as university fees increase, and graduate job opportunities are stagnant, and the prospect of university or college becomes less attractive to young people, good candidates are actively looking for new opportunities to begin their career.

Federation of Small Businesses Take on An Apprentice

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