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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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,…

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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…

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‘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…

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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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Runway Training to Sponsor Crowborough Rugby Club Business Breakfast Event

Matt Turner, Managing Director of Creative Pod Pictured Above Following the success of the first Business Breakfast Event in the spring, which saw local businesses come together to listen to Paul Andrews, CEO of Jobs In Kent talk about the rise of small businesses, a second event has been announced. The event will follow the…

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Business Networking with Kent Foundation

Managing Director of Runway Training has recently been invited by Kent Foundation to appear on their blog about the benefits of Business Networking and how it supports business growth and development. You can read the full article HERE. Runway Training are looking forward to exhibiting at the A BLAST! Kent Business Networking event arranged by Kent…

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School Leavers and Schools: How we can help!

A recent survey conducted by AllAboutResearch.co.uk and AllAboutSchoolLeavers.co.uk has revealed that 85.8% of teachers and careers advisers agree or strongly agree with the statement “I actively encourage my students to explore alternative options to uni”, however the study also revealed that 81.7% of teachers wish they knew more about options available. Runway Training offer a…

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What do our learners think?

At Runway Training, we always want to know what our learners think about their training and development with us. To ensure a positive experience for all our learners we ask course attendees to provide course feedback and testimonials, offering their thoughts and opinion on our trainers, course content and in particular their progression opportunities. Here are…

First Aid: Are you covered?

As an employer it is your responsibility to ensure that your employees have access to, and receive, immediate attention should they be injured or taken ill at work. Having First Aid arrangements in your workplace can save lives and prevent small, minor injuries becoming major. Assess your requirements To ensure you have the relevant arrangement…

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Runway Training are Recruiting

Runway Training is recruiting a Sales Executive to be part of our busy, growing team. As a result of our continued growth and success in training and development, Runway Training is seeking to recruit a sales executive to work from our Tonbridge office, covering the South East. We are looking for a motivated individual with…

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Kent Foundation’s ‘A BLAST!’ Kent Business Networking

Foundation’s ‘A BLAST! Kent Business Networking’ event taking place on 8th October 2015 at Oakwood Park, Maidstone. This networking event is a celebration of the thriving business community within Kent alongside the 30th anniversary celebrations of Kent Foundation. Runway Training will be talking to attendees about the positives of recruiting apprentices and training current team…

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The cost of an apprentice!

Hiring an apprentice is considered a very financially viable way to recruit and train new team members. Here is what you need to know about the true cost of an apprentice. Salary Employers are required to pay their apprentices a minimum of £2.73 per hour for those 16-18 and for those aged 19 + in…

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Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage Increases

In March 2015, the government announced that the National Minimum Wage for apprentices will increase from £2.73 to £3.30 per hour. The new wage will become effective from October 2015. Employers will be required to pay any new apprentice the new wage, while increasing the wage of existing apprentices. This change brings the Apprenticeship National…

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