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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 in your workforce. Choosing whether or not to hire an apprentice is an important decision. Supporting someone through an apprenticeship programme requires commitment in both money and time. However, welcoming an apprentice into your team also presents a whole host of fantastic opportunities for your business. Here are seven reasons why hiring an apprentice is a great decision. 1.       New…

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…

Royal Win for UKFast!

1.11.2018 by Jenn Granger

Yesterday we were honoured to receive a Princess Royal Training Award for our contribution to bridging the digital skills gap across the UK. The UKFast team was thrilled to head down to London and accept our award from Princess Anne,…

My Work Experience at UKFast

4.7.2018 by Jenn Granger

Hello, my name is Fi, I'm 17-years-old and studying my A-Levels. I’ve just completed a week’s work experience here at UKFast and want to share my experience. When most people undertake work experience they expect to spend it doing paperwork,…

UKFast Apprenticeships are Back!

9.2.2017 by Jenn Granger

We are very, very excited to announce that the UKFast Apprenticeship scheme has returned! UKFast is opening its gates to apprenticeships once again, and over the next six weeks we will be accepting applications for our award-winning apprenticeship scheme. Apprenticeships are…

GCS-SEE Results With An Apprenticeship

25.8.2016 by Jenn Granger

Many of us will remember the pain of GCSEs (O-levels back in the day) – or will have children who are actively, and vocally, reminding them of it now. Many 16-year-olds getting their GCSE results today will feel like college…

An A-lternative Way of Learning

18.8.2016 by Jenn Granger

For many of us today is just another Thursday – we might be wondering what’s for lunch, or if it’s socially acceptable to spend the entire weekend hiding in a sofa fort (answer: it is). For thousands of 18-year-olds across…

Apprenticeship Week at UKFast

18.3.2016 by Guest

As National Apprenticeship Week draws to a close, Bryn takes a look at what the events of the last five days meant for skills, schools and businesses. For anyone out there who lives in a Wi-Fi-less cave, this week is/was…

Getting Girls into STEM Apprenticeships

18.3.2016 by Guest

Apprenticeships are soaring but there still seems to be a shortage of girls applying. Leanne of Crane Payment Innovations (CPI) shares her thoughts. There were 492,700 apprenticeship starts in England in 2014/2015, a 12 per cent increase on the previous year,…