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…

Parents and Apprenticeships

A recent survey conducted by AllAboutResearch.co.uk and AllAboutSchoolLeavers.co.uk has revealed that 11.3% of parents believe that their children are “too clever for an apprenticeship or school leaver programme”. This attitude to apprenticeships increases the risk of young people missing out on great apprenticeship opportunities because their parents are potentially not aware on the benefits of…

Functional Skills for University

Are you wanting to go to university but don’t have your GCSE C Grade or Equivalent in Maths and English? Runway Training can help. We offer online courses for Functional Skills level 2 in Maths and English to allow you to study flexibly around work and personal commitments. Whether your Maths and English qualifications are…

How to hire an apprentice in Kent

Recruiting a new team member can be daunting. Apprenticeship providers across Kent, such as Runway Training, will help you understand the benefits of the apprenticeship scheme and work with you to find new team members in a cost effective manner, with minimal disruption to you business. Decide on a job role What will your apprentice…

Is there a Soft Skills gap in your business?

The importance of soft skills in often undervalued in the workplace with far less training provided for these than hard skills. Employees generally understand the value of managing time, using initiative, communicating well and being assertive but having the understanding to apply these can often require additional training and development before they can implement these…

Runway Training are Recruiting

Runway Training are looking for a Kent based Graduate to join our team and develop in to a Maths Tutor. Runway Training are looking for a switched on individual, eager for a new challenge. Some of the things we are looking for include: Dedication Initiative Reliability Flexibility Integrity To find out more about the role,…

Health and Social Care Qualifications: The Facts of Funding

The cost of training and developing staff members in caring positions is becoming increasingly expensive at a time when a well trained staff is increasingly vital. At Runway Training we always do whatever we can to support the organisations with which we work to help them offer the most relevant training and help to develop…

Accounting: Apprenticeships vs University

The apprenticeship scheme has been developed to support many different career choices. Young people today are now deciding whether an apprenticeship or university is the right choice for them to go into a range of professions and trades. However many may not be aware that an apprenticeship can be an excellent route towards a successful career in accountancy. BENEFITS…

24+ Advanced Learning Loans

Do you want to improve your qualifications but don’t think you can afford it? Runway Training are pleased to offer 24+ Advanced Learning Loans to help learners overcome financial barriers to furthering their education. Under this new initiative if you want to start a Level 3 or 4 course and are aged 24 or over,…

Soft skills: Why are employers looking for soft skills?

More and more employers are now focusing on ‘soft skills’ when recruiting or progressing team members as they know that technical knowledge can be taught more easily than soft skill. Soft skills are valued because they are transferable from role to role and can be utilised in many different environments. But which skills are most…

“Fantastic Learning Experience”

Runway Training have recieved some fantastic feedback and testimonials from our Apprenticeship learners in Kent and Sussex. Additionally we have heard back from our online Functional Skills learners nationwide who have been successful with their Maths and English qualifications. We would like to say a huge thank you to the individuals and employers who have taken the time to leave their feedback via…

Health and Social Care Qualifications: Success Stories!

Runway Training are pleased to be working with Pepenbury, a Kent based charity providing high quality care and support for adults with learning disabilities and complex needs. Runway Training deliver Health and Social Care Level 2 and Level 3 Apprenticeships using a mix of flexible onsite and online delivery methods. Additionally supporting team members in Retail and Administration roles, with…

Tackling the Employee Recruitment Funding Challenge

Tackling the Employee Recruitment Funding Challenge Mike Jessop, Business Development Team at Invest & Fund www.investandfund.com The rapid rise of companies turning to apprenticeships and alternative ways to develop a happy workplace environment is a hugely positive step. However, the funding gap for many SMEs still remains and the cost of both recruitment and HR is often…

9 reasons to hire an apprentice in Kent

Are you a Kent based business? Ever wondered about hiring an apprentice? Many businesses are now growing their workforce via the apprenticeships scheme, here are Runway Training’s top 10 reasons as to why you should take on an apprentice. 1. You get rewarded By taking on an apprentice aged 16-24, companies who employ less than 50…

8 Top Tips on hiring an apprentice in Kent

1. Find the right training provider – Ensure you are familiar with your training provider and their training delivery methods are suitable for your business. Whether it be day release or onsite delivery, make sure it works for you. Ask for references and testimonials from learners and employers. 2. Choose the right apprenticeship framework – Apprenticeships qualifications are…

A Parent’s Guide To Apprenticeships

You will have heard that the government has increased the age to which all young people in England must continue in education or training (Raising the Participation Age or RPA). This is not the same as raising the school leaving age – young people do not have to stay in school but have a choice…

Finalist : The Kent Invicta Chamber Business Awards

Runway Training’s Oliver Trailor recognised as a finalist at The Kent Invicta Chamber Business Awards. Oliver Trailor, Managing Director of Runway Training has been awarded a finalist award in the Young Person in Business category, after finishing behind winner Ben Towers. Oliver received his award at the Kent Invicta Chamber’s Annual Business Awards held at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge on Tuesday…

Looking back on 2014 – celebrating 100 years of Apprenticeships

England has a long history of Apprenticeships stretching right back to the Middle Ages. Apprentices would join a Guild’s master craftsman to learn a skill and be bind them to working with them for between five and nine years. In Elizabethan times a law was passed to protect the apprenticeship system which forbade anyone practising…

Free On-line Resources for Maths Functional Skills!

Here at Runway Training we have been searching the internet and have found a range of free Functional Skills resources for maths. As well as the huge range of resources on our own learning portal which will support you through your Maths Functional Skills Level 1 or Level 2 there are a number of free resources we have found for…

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