Since Government funding changes were put in place earlier this year, some employers are now liable to pay the Apprenticeship Levy. This is a percentage of their total wages bill which must be paid each year towards the cost of putting their staff on Apprenticeships. The money is held in an online account and if […]
Reason #1 The team at tpm have kept up to date with all the Government changes to Apprenticeships tpm staff have worked out exactly how the Apprenticeship employers they work with are affected. This means companies don’t have to spend valuable time getting up to speed with the detail of the changes. We guarantee to […]
It was a pleasure to have tpm’s progress acknowledged by an Ofsted inspection last month. The positive changes we have implemented since our last inspection have been recognised and Ofsted has positively encouraged us to accelerate the pace of change. Brian Quinn, Managing Director at tpm says: ‘The confirmation of our Ofsted Grade 2 means […]
Sara Kalaiova impressed her tutors and work placement so much that she was offered an employed apprenticeship; having completed her Level 2 Employability Skills (Access to employment) programme at tpm. Sara carried out 3 weeks of work experience at Treetops Day Nursey. During this time she impressed management with her overall performance including using her […]
Steven Clark and Lewis Ellison raised a total of £210 for the Movember foundation. The Movember foundation is a charity that raises awareness for prostate and testicular cancer; along with mental health and promotes physical activity for men. Movember starts at the beginning of November every year and last until the end of the month; […]
Our new infographic features key information for young people and employers about tpm and the services we offer. It includes details of the courses we offer, the industry sectors we specialise in, our success rates, quotes from customers and details of our awards and awarding bodies. All in the one place.
A 2008 survey* showed that employers consider communication to be the most important skill for young people entering their first job as well as being good at timekeeping, having good English and Maths skills and showing enthusiasm and commitment. However, not everyone leaves school having successfully gained all of the skills and qualifications to successful convince employers of their ‘employability’.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans History Month takes place every year in February. It celebrates the lives and achievements of the LGBT community. Homophobia is the irrational hatred, intolerance, and fear of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people. Transphobia refers to various kinds of aversions towards transsexuality and transsexual or transgendered people. Most often it takes the form […]
Long-term study1 shows that too few young people with learning difficulties and or disabilities (LLDD), progress from school to post-16 education settings, that support and improve independence, skills for living and work and or employment. Is this a matter of insufficient funding by Government, avoidance or lack of awareness by employers and training providers or […]
Here’s two facts: Fact 1: 55% of this year’s graduates will end up unemployed or taking a job that doesn’t specifically require a degree.* Fact 2: An average undergraduate course is expected to jump to £9000 a year.* Put these two facts together and it’s fair to assume that for school leavers, Apprenticeships, with their promise […]