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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
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
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

‘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
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…

Runway Training to Sponsor Crowborough Rugby Club Business Breakfast Event
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…

Business Networking with Kent Foundation
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…

School Leavers and Schools: How we can help!
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…

What do our learners think?
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…

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

The cost of an apprentice!
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…

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage Increases
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
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…

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