Exams didn’t go to plan? We can help you!

Firstly, stop panicking! Not having GCSE’s or A Levels is not the end of the world – did you know Eminem didn’t achieve any qualifications and now he’s worth an estimated £144 million?! There are so many different avenues that you can take in order to reach your goals instead of the conventional ‘GCSE’s –…

New GCSE Grades Converted

You may have heard that the GCSE grading system is changing. They are translating the lettered A*-G grades to a numbered structure, which is being gradually phased in, starting with English and Maths GCSE’s and further being applied to other subjects starting September 2017. The numbered system will range from 1-9, with 1 being the…

5 reasons why a digital marketing apprentice should be top of your Christmas list

With the festive season upon us, it’s time to take to the high street to start your Christmas shopping, or more likely, join the growing number of shoppers opting to do it online. But whilst online shopping has been growing in popularity, so too has the need for digital marketing skills in your business. From…

Should I Take on an Apprentice?

While there are many ways of calculating the financial benefits or drawbacks of taking on an apprentice at your company, what is more difficult to measure is the overall effect an apprentice can have. An apprentice within your business will have an impact on your staff, productivity and future hiring plans. Here are a few…

Learner Spotlight: Erin at Aro Underwriting

Name: Erin Holloway Age: 20 Course: AAT, Level 2 Employer: Aro Underwriting, Tonbridge   How did you hear about Apprenticeships? I heard about apprenticeships through the government website and after studying at Hadlow College for 2 years I decided an apprenticeship would be the best route for me. I was offered a place at University…

How Functional Skills can help you become a Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)

Many Teaching Assistants (TAs) in schools are looking to improve their career prospects and earnings by becoming Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTAs). More and more schools are looking to employ HLTAs as they realise that there is a wealth of talent and experience that can be used for helping children learn. An HLTA does all…

Driving Business Success are pleased to announce Tom Chown of Digitom as guest speaker at next event.

Driving Business Success are pleased to announce the date for their third event, which will be held on Thursday 17th of March at Steel Cross, the home of Crowborough Rugby Club. The popular networking event which has previously featured talks from Paul Andrews & Matt Turner is a great opportunity for local businesses to network…

How to hire an apprentice in Kent in 4 steps.

Apprentice in Kent in 4 steps.   1. Decide on a job role! What will your apprentice be doing? How can you help them develop in this role? What training will you and your training provider offer? What salary will they be on? What hours will the apprentice work? 2. Choose your training provider! Different…

Completed Apprenticeship with AXA – Tunbridge Wells

AXA Apprentices – Complete their 1 year Apprenticeship. Three lovely apprentices from AXA Tunbridge Wells who have just finished their year apprenticeship. Rosey Saunders, Jamie Brown and Sam Sales have finished and completed their Customer Service Level 2 Diploma Apprenticeship delivered by Runway Training. After an exciting Apprenticeship opportunity with AXA the three apprentices presented…

Learner Spotlight: Sophie at Flutterbyes

Name: Sophie Fox Age: 19 Course: Retail Management, Level 3 Employer: Flutterbyes, Bluewater Introducing Sophie, the hardworking young manager with aspirations of bettering her skills in the workplace. The end goal? To continue her role as manager at Flutterbyes. How did you hear about Apprenticeships? I heard about the apprenticeship through my managing director at…

Functional Skills – FAQs

What is the difference between Functional Skills and GCSEs? Functional Skills are designed to equip learners with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to operate confidently, effectively and independently in life, education and work. They teach practical skills in English, Maths and ICT that are often taken by learners studying vocational qualifications. Functional…

Qualification success for The Hospice In The Weald Store Manager

Last year Julius Brockman, Store Manager of the Southborough Hospice in The Weald shop embarked on a Retail Management Level 3 qualification with Runway Training. 15 months on and it was fantastic for Oliver Trailor, Managing Director of Runway Training and Faye Davis who assessed Julius, to visit his shop and present him with his…

My teenager is finishing school soon, what do they do next?

Following the increase in age in which young people must stay in education and training until (Raising the Participation Age or RPA), many parents are now finding they need to offer Information, Advice and Guidance to their own teenagers about what options are available to them on finishing their GCSEs. With so much information available,…

CV Wizard -Our top tips for creating a great CV

You’ve had your hair cut, you’ve ironed your outfit and you’ve memorised every possible interview question which might come your way. Now you’re sitting by your phone waiting for the call to invite you to an interview… the most likely reason why your phone isn’t ringing yet is because your CV needs a little work.…

Learner Spotlight: Tina at Southpaw

Candidate Bio Name: Tina Hoejvang Age: 24 Course: Business Administration Level 3 Employer:Southpaw How did you hear about Apprenticeships? And how and why did you get and start your apprenticeship? I was at southpaw around 3 months before starting my apprenticeship, following a discussion with my line manager about how I could develop my skills,…

Developing Your Team Leaders

True leadership is down to inspiring and motivating your team to ensure they perform to the best of their ability. For those that are new to leading a team, this can be daunting task. Often team members are promoted to Team Leaders, Section Leaders and Supervisors without being given the tools and resources required to…

‘Tis the Season of Careers Fairs

‘Tis the Season of Careers Fairs Around this time of year, it seems that teachers are on your case. It’s edging closer to Christmas which means it’s Careers Fair season, and you’re running out of excuses for avoiding them. It all starts with a fleeting mention during assembly of “When you finish your studies…”, or…

Uncovering the Myths around apprenticeships in Kent

Here, we are putting right some of the most common misconceptions about Apprenticeships – spread the word! 1. You have to go to college every week NOT TRUE! Whilst colleges across Kent offer a wider range of apprenticeship programmes, there are also numerous apprenticeship providers specialising in everything from Accounting to Professional Cookery providing a flexible…

Functional Skills in Sheffield

It is now even easier to take on-line Functional Skills courses in maths and English in the Sheffield area. Runway Training have opened a new office for learners in the north of England which will specialise in English and Maths on-line functional skills courses. These courses have proved exceptionally popular for those needing a maths…

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