More schools need to promote apprenticeships as well as Uni.

We attend many careers events in schools and more and more, year 11’s are not invited to attend – particularly if the school has a 6th form. I can appreciate that schools have had huge cuts in funding and encouraging students to join their 6th form helps with their revenue stream, but denying year 11’sContinue reading “More schools need to promote apprenticeships as well as Uni.”

Kurt J Lesker Sigta apprentices pass with distinctions

Congratulations to our Manufacturing apprentices Izaac Small and Owen Hawes for passing their EAL Level 3 Diploma in Machining with distinctions! They have been with Kurt J. Lesker Company for 3 years whilst pursuing their HNC’s in Mechanical Production of which they have a further 2 years to complete. They have contributed so much toContinue reading “Kurt J Lesker Sigta apprentices pass with distinctions”

School leavers ‘put off apprenticeships over misconceptions about pay’

The following article appeared in The Independent in 2016. The number of applicants for apprenticeships fall each year – this could be because apprentice wages are not keeping up with inflation. New research finds young people think their pay as apprentices would be less than £200 per week – the average is £257 Researchers foundContinue reading “School leavers ‘put off apprenticeships over misconceptions about pay’”