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Michelle Mary Powers: “I studied Numeracy to help me in my everyday life”

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Michelle has used learning to give herself independence and confidence. She receives disability allowance and works part-time, and studying has made a huge difference to her life. She recently completed an Adult Numeracy course at Lincoln College and shared her experiences with our Alumni Team. “During my time at college, I studied Numeracy to help [Read more…]

Hire an Apprentice before May for Savings

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Hire an apprentice before May when new reforms come in and you’ll avoid the 10 per cent cash contribution the Government is introducing. After May firms with a wage bill under £3m will co-invest 10 per cent of the cost of apprenticeships, with the Government covering the rest. So there’s a window of opportunity before [Read more…]

Working for big companies versus small companies

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Let’s settle this once and for all. Read on to find out how working for a small company versus a big company compares. We’ve compared a few important areas of working life to help you decide which may be right for you. Progression Larger companies may offer greater opportunities for career progression. “With different departments [Read more…]

Pros and cons of using social media for marketing your business

Monday, March 20th, 2017

The first in a series of articles about social media for business Coming up later: Which social media platforms should your business use? | How to build a social media community for your business |How to create a social media campaign for your business | Common social media mistakes businesses make | A guide to [Read more…]

Jobs you can do from anywhere in the world

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Fancy working from home? Or perhaps from a chic café in Paris? Or a hammock on a desert island? Providing your desert island has a good Wi-Fi connection, this could be possible. Remote working is on the rise. In 2016, nearly 4.2million people in the UK worked from home. Thanks to advances in technology, the [Read more…]

Best brain-training apps

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Want better focus, improved memory and faster thought-processing? Who wouldn’t? Your brain actually reaches its peak performance between the ages of 16 and 15 years, before your cognitive function starts to decline, but you can halt and even reverse this decline through working out your brain just like you would your body through exercise. Our [Read more…]

3 amazing benefits of lifelong learning

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Lifelong learning – the act of voluntarily learning new skills and knowledge throughout your life – can have boundless benefits, both personally and professionally. Here’s the main ways you could benefit from taking an adult learning course: Career Lifelong learning can put you in an excellent position to fill skills gap in the marketplace. A [Read more…]

Is your wage bill over £3m?

Friday, March 17th, 2017

You may have to start paying a new tax called the Apprenticeship Levy from May if your firm has a wage bill over £3m. Firms will have to pay 0.5 per cent of your wage bill to the Government and you will be able to claim an equivalent amount back in digital credits to spend [Read more…]

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