Investing in knowledge and skills: why it’s never too late to start an apprenticeship

As thousands of young people start on their career paths at university or on apprenticeships, one logistics employer is demonstrating the value of apprenticeships to provide new skills and opportunities to workers of all ages.  At Good Logistics, Learning and Development Advisor Sarah Coates is developing an apprenticeships programme which embodies the company’s ethos of […]

Undergraduate or Apprentice? Both provide valuable routes to career success

More than 680,000* young people have applied to start university courses this autumn, dwarfing the numbers who will enrol on apprenticeships. But are they all making the right choice?  While a university education is essential for some professions, the development of higher-level apprenticeships means that they too provide comparable progression opportunities, combined with on-the-job experience, […]

Sodexo named in top 100 apprenticeship employers list

The Department for Education has recognised Sodexo as one of the top 100 apprenticeship employers in the UK. Benchmarked against more than 500 employers in multiple sectors of the economy, Sodexo was ranked 79th on the 2022 list, with the organisation being the highest placed facilities management provider. Sodexo has long been committed to creating […]

National Apprenticeship Week: Removing Barriers to Apprenticeships (RBA) Programme

Join GMCA for a special session during National Apprenticeship Week to celebrate and share the results of the Removing Barriers to Apprenticeships (RBA) Programme! This programme is a collection of test and learn projects that received funding from GMCA to develop initiatives supporting disadvantaged and under-represented groups to access apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeship activity. The projects tackled […]

Employers’ voice is vital in changing apprenticeships to meet business needs

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By Nikki Bardsley, Director of Apprenticeships & Skills Operations, Seetec Outsource The introduction of apprenticeship standards was a major step forward in ensuring apprentices could develop the occupational skills needed to perform their job role effectively. But it was very much the first step towards a new and more collaborative way of working, with training […]

Logistics sector urged to invest in skills now to prepare for post-Brexit customs complexity

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Business leaders are urged to act now to ensure they have the skills needed to manage the complex new customs regime which will follow Britain’s exit from the EU single market. Recognising the enormous pressures facing the logistics sector, skills specialist Seetec Outsource is urging businesses to recruit freight forwarding apprentices to build capacity and […]

Use lockdown and furlough positively for apprentices to accelerate their learning

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Lockdown and furlough present a massive opportunity for anyone undertaking an apprenticeship programme to accelerate their off-the-job learning, according to a leading skills director. Melanie Nicholson, Seetec’s Executive Director for Excellence, Apprenticeships and Skills, has over 25 years’ experience in the skills arena and urges businesses to support their employees who are undertaking apprenticeship programmes […]

National award for Seetec Outsource apprentices

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BIFA awards highlight vital role of apprenticeships in developing future industry leaders   Two Seetec Outsource apprentices have been jointly named Apprentice of the Year at national awards recognising their contribution to the logistics industry. Thomas Frost from Geodis and Jack Reddington from Hemisphere Freight Services won the British International Freight Association (BIFA) awards for […]