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Five Reasons to Choose an Apprenticeship

6.3.2019 by Charlotte Greene

Deciding whether to do an apprenticeship, study for A-levels or go to university is a huge life choice. The path you choose now points your life in a certain direction. So, you want to be sure you’re making the right decision. To help you make this important choice, we’re here to explain exactly why an apprenticeship is a great first step to starting your future career. Here are our five reasons why an apprenticeship is a great option. 1.       So much choice! There’s often a stigma that apprenticeships only work for vocational roles. But this couldn’t be further from the…

Katie’s UKFast Apprenticeship Story

5.3.2019 by Charlotte Greene

In our first UKFast apprenticeship story of the week, we’re hearing from Katie. Having recently completed her customer service apprenticeship, Katie is an integral part of our UKFast Events team. What’s Katie’s experience of a UKFast apprenticeship? * Working in…

Seven Reasons to Hire an Apprentice in 2019

4.3.2019 by Charlotte Greene

Today marks the first day of the 12th annual National Apprenticeship Week! This week celebrates the positive impacts of apprenticeships on individuals, employers and the UK economy. In today’s blog, we’re focussing on the advantages of taking on an apprentice…

Why We Need Better Social Media Regulation

5.2.2019 by Charlotte Greene

With nearly all teenagers in the UK currently using some form of social media, it’s estimated that number sits at 95%, should companies like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat be doing more to keep young people safe through improved social media…

How Can an Apprenticeship Work For Me?

16.1.2019 by Charlotte Greene

An apprenticeship can be incredibly rewarding for apprentices and business owners alike. For young people it can be the first step towards an amazing career. For business owners, employing an apprentice brings brand-new energy and potential to the team and…

New UKFast Apprenticeships Are Here!

13.12.2018 by Jenn Granger

We’re delighted to announce that applications for the 2019 UKFast IT apprenticeship programme are officially open! Put your best foot forward – now is the time to apply. We have run the UKFast apprenticeship scheme since 2013 and in that…

How Can We Bridge The Digital Skills Gap?

24.10.2018 by Jenn Granger

The tech industry is growing at a rapid rate. In fact, it’s zooming! Every day we see updates about tech companies, from the Big Four to SMEs, opening new offices and bringing new jobs to cities outside of the capital.…

Apprenticeships 101: Why Apply?

17.2.2017 by Penny Piper

We’ve been repping our apprentices in a big way this week. It was the first anniversary of our huge apprentice intake following the collapse of Bright Future Software, and we’ve been celebrating the amazing progress and achievements of that 20-strong…