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New research from the Centre for Economics and Business Research  has revealed that apprenticeships will contribute £34 billion to the UK economy in 2014. Including wins for the economy in growing wages, business profits and an overall increase in tax payments from expanding businesses totaling £31 billion, the total also takes an estimated reduction in unemployment benefit payments of £370 million per year into account as well as benefits to organisations while training apprentices...
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An inside look at Mackintosh Apprenticeships

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Mackintosh are a heritage fashion brand, operating from an artisan factory in Nelson, East Lancashire who are currently hiring machinist and sewing Apprentices. Working for an international fashion brand might seem like a career option only to those who have experience in fashion design or who live in larger cities like London or Manchester. Heritage brand Mackintosh have worked hard to prove that this is simply not true and thanks to their keen interest in training highly skilled artisan tailo...
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Love fashion? Love working for Mackintosh.

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Are you looking to make a permanent career in the fashion sewing industry? How about jumping straight into a career with one of the world's most famous heritage brands? Charles Mackintosh invented a waterproof fabric in 1823 to guard against the Scottish weather. This brought to market the first waterproof coat and so the Mackintosh was born. Ever wondered why some coats are called "Macs"? These coats were one of the first fashionable items to become globally coveted. Soon the brand became syn...
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Emily Stubbs has been a Modern Apprentice at Burnley College for 12 months. Here's a #getingofar insight into what her work is like. Working within the Burnley College Business Admin team and also working closely with Events Management, Emily's role as a Modern Apprentice is hugely varied. From helping to create floor plans for College events to monitoring her own administration workload, Business Admin is rarely close to that image of endless mail Franking and tea-making. Apprenticeships like ...
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Arthur Padgett Ltd are no strangers to awards and now they are up for another prestigious title - Apprenticeships.gov's "Small Employer of the Year" Our award-winning plumbing Apprenticeship provider Arthur Padgett Ltd have been working hard this year to not only create a fantastic working environment, but to tailor their workplace to suit Apprentices starting out in their new careers. The Nelson-based plumbing company were presented with not one but two Themis Inspire and Achieve Awards in ...
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Our very own "Tomorrow's Engineers"

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Today marks the start of Tomorrow's Engineers Week and we're sharing the stories of our very own Engineers of tomorrow to celebrate. Engineering is one of the most popular career choices in East Lancashire, and for many of our Apprentices, becoming involved within the engineering and manufacturing industry is their ultimate goal. Tomorrow's Engineers are high-achieving engineering students and Apprentices who will continue to shape the way manufacturing and engineering grows and adapts long i...
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Why do we love Apprenticeships?

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It's no secret that here at Themis that we love Apprenticeships, so we'd like to give you some reasons why. Apprenticeships secure jobs. That's right - beginning an Apprenticeship programme is your first step to a secure career in an industry you're interested in. A long-standing myth often believed about being an Apprentice is that you'll somehow be treated differently to full-time employees but this is simply not true. This route of employment is highly-regarded by employers because it gives ...
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Launching our Apprenticeship Vacancy of the Week

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This week marks the start of our new "Apprenticeship Vacancy of the Week" venture, posted live on Facebook every Monday. Each week we'll be promoting a different Apprenticeship vacancy from around the Burnley, Ribble Valley or East Lancashire area from one of our outstanding employers to give you the chance to see just what's out there. Beginning an Apprenticeship can be a little confusing, especially if training in this way is not familiar. That's why we've decided to post a vacancy each week ...
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Gov.Uk share Apprenticeship "reasons to be cheerful"

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At Themis, we know the amazing opportunities that an Apprenticeship can offer and Gov.UK share the reasons they think Apprenticeships are a winning formula. The benefits of following an Apprenticeship programme come from a wide variety of different areas, from gaining experience to earning a wage while you learn. Here are some of the points Gov.UK made that we really believe too! More people will get the chance to earn while they learn, after more than 20,000 new apprenticeships were pledged b...
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A number of Themis employers will be attending the Themis Advice and Guidance Event on Thursday 21 August. Each employer will be available to talk to at their individual stands between 10am - 4pm and will also be advertising their current Apprenticeship vacancies. Attendees of the Advice and Guidance Event will be able to discuss these Apprenticeship job roles with employers, as well as getting the chance to gain advice and help with their Apprenticeships, whether they are currently enrolled in...
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The Themis Apprenticeship Advice and Guidance Event will host everything you need to find out more about Apprenticeships and how they could change your life. We've created an event especially to showcase just what our Apprenticeships can do for you. Whether you're set on a particular course and want advice on how to enrol, or you're looking for some guidance on the direction you want your career to take, this event was made for you. Join us on Thursday 21st August from 10am - 4pm at our HQ at B...
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Congratulations, you've got an Apprenticeship interview! Here are some of our best interview tips on what you should do next... Being offered an interview is the next big step you'll take to getting the Apprenticeship you really want. It's important to know exactly what's expected of you, but that's not always easy to guess, especially if this is your first interview in a while. We've come up with some essential interview tips to help you understand what companies want to learn when they meet y...
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