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  • Blog Post: Congratulations to TechQuarters, voted Small Employer of the Year in the Regional finals of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2014

    This week, TechQuarters was crowned Small Employer of the Year in the Regional finals of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2014. The award recognises their continued contribution, commitment and success through their Apprenticeship programme. TechQuarters will now compete in the National finals, to...
  • Blog Post: Flexibility is the key to new Higher Apprenticeship Programmes

    PDS, a division of Global Knowledge, has recently announce the launch of a new Microsoft Higher Apprenticeship programme. This new initiative responds directly to skills shortages identified by Microsoft customers and partners by offering additional flexibility to the delivery of the existing programme...
  • Blog Post: (Guest Blog) Why apprentices over graduates?

    Big, small, B2C, B2B, public or private sector…each business is different in what they do and the way it works . However, when it comes to looking for fresh new employees to join a business the core attributes tend to be the same across the board. Whether the need is due to company growth, topping...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Partner Apprenticeships Programme - Get Involved!

    As part of Microsoft initiative ‘Get On’, the Microsoft Partner Apprentice Programme is a crucial element which supports youth in the UK into becoming skilled in the ICT sector and encouraging them into work. The scheme works alongside Microsoft’s 33,000 UK partners to bring fresh talent...
  • Blog Post: Help develop the standards that will define new Apprenticeships

    Microsoft is part of a steering group of employers working to develop the standards that will define new Apprenticeships in line with the Government’s drive to develop Apprenticeships that better meet employer needs. The next phase is to develop alternative models to fund the delivery of these...
  • Blog Post: Trailblazer IT Apprenticeships: Your Chance to Comment

    The Government is keen to develop Apprenticeships that better meet employer needs. A steering group of employers, supported by e-skills UK, is working to develop the standards that will define these new Apprenticeships. Each job role is set out in simple terms on a single page, stating the knowledge...
  • Blog Post: What's next in UK partner readiness .....

    5 months in to the world of UK partner readiness, I am so proud of the great strides we have made with our Microsoft Partner readiness offerings in the UK. Our aim as a team is to provide best-in-class training to achieve and retain the highest skilled people within our UK Microsoft partner network....
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Apprenticeships Now Available in Kent

    You may already be aware of the Microsoft Partner Apprenticeship Scheme . This award winning programme has leverage c£25m worth of government apprenticeship funding to Partners over the last 2½ years and is continuing to grow. We are now delighted to announce that the programme is available...
  • Blog Post: Developing your Business through Microsoft Apprenticeships: Executive Leadership Event, 26 Sept, London

    The UK Government, in partnership with Microsoft and QA Apprenticeships, has committed to creating thousands of IT Apprenticeships over the coming years. This is part of Microsoft’s Partner Apprenticeship programme, a core pillar of the Microsoft 'Get On!' initiative to get 300,000 young people...