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Simon Jordan’s Blog – January 2016

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Congratulations to WEC Group I want to start off with some fantastic news. Darwen-based welding and fabrication business and long-time Themis Apprenticeship employers WEC Group recently held their Apprenticeship of the Year Awards and some of the achievements noted were really encouraging for 2016. Kris Mercer, WEC’s Training and Development Manager said: "The Apprentice of the Year Awards is a tribute to the amount of effort and commitment our Apprentices put into their work. ...
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Simon Jordan's Blog - December 2015

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5 managerial tips Star Wars taught us This month it’s the big one. Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released in cinemas in the UK and my son Harry and I (and sometimes I think it’s more me than him who’s the most excited) are really looking forward to it. The complex plots and characters got me thinking as I ploughed through the prequels and sequels in the lead-up to the new film’s release. A lot of Star Wars’ themes and morals are based on real philosophy. Take ...
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Simon Jordan’s Blog – November 2015

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Thinking like a business at the AoC Conference This month my attention has turned to how Further Education organisation have planned for survival, particularly those which offer Apprenticeship and training provision. Perhaps it’s not practical (or necessary) to pack tins of food and sleeping bags into the under-stairs cupboard in case of emergencies, but in the education and training sector, the changing ways in which funding is awarded and training is provided can ultimately seem like ...
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