Orange Bus are a strategic digital agency based in Newcastle-upon-tyne. Being a creative and fun environment, full of experienced staff to learn from, makes this a perfect environment for an apprentice. Technical Director of Orange bus, Chris Scudder, gave us his thoughts on the Dynamo Apprentice Hub and their Apprentice, Kieran.
Eleven enthusiastic young people are now in the fourth week of training with Baltic Training, undertaking the Taopix Greenhouse Academy traineeship; learning the tools and skills they need to progress into one of the 10 potential apprenticeship positions up for grabs with the booming company, and to join the already two successful apprentices’ employed by Taopix!
With a vote of 51.9% to leave the EU, how does this affect the Further Education and Work Based Learning sectors? There will obviously be a period of change and the implications of the Brexit vote are potentially huge, however initial indications from Nick Boles, Skills Minister at the recent AELP conference were upbeat stating that outside of the EU it will be more important than ever for the UK to invest in skills.
This year’s Microsoft Apprentice of the year awards are set to be bigger than ever. With more categories and more nominations than ever before, it is a real opportunity to honour those apprentices who really stand out and we want YOU, Baltic’s own fantastic Apprentices, to be one of them! We encourage you to talk to your employers about this fantastic opportunity, who wouldn’t want their apprentice to be recognised as Microsoft Apprentice of the Year? We have even included a link below to the nomination form so it couldn’t be easier!