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Does an apprenticeship increase your chances of getting a job?

Does an apprenticeship increase your chances of getting a job?

Experts have predicted that by 2022, less than one third of job roles will be graduate jobs. This is good news if you’re thinking of undertaking an apprenticeship. Qualifications over experience? Arguably, degrees can mean graduates can apply for a wider range of jobs than apprentices. Apprenticeships can be limited in regards to training, as […]

Centre Closures due to snow – 27th February 2018

Centre Closures due to snow – 27th February 2018

Due to the large amounts of snow affecting Kent this week we have had to close some of our centres. You can search for a specific centre closure using the Kent Closures interactive map below. You can view this in map or text version by clicking the relevant button on the top right hand corner. […]

KT&A Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week 2018

KT&A Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week 2018

National Apprentice Week 5th – 9th March 2018! The key themes for National Apprenticeship Week 2018 are: “An apprenticeship can take you anywhere”, showing how young people, entrepreneurs and businesses can “rise to the top” through traineeships and apprenticeships. Throughout National Apprenticeship Week 2018 we’ll be releasing a series of videos showcasing just one of […]

Read Our Top Interview Tips

Read Our Top Interview Tips

Interview preparation Here are some basic practical tips to follow on the day of your interview. Planning in advance helps to avoid problems. Getting ready Make sure that you know the date and time of your interview. If it is a video interview then make sure that you have the video call details and a […]

We’re attending Damian Green MP’s Ashford Job Fair

We’re attending Damian Green MP’s Ashford Job Fair

Kent Training & Apprenticeships are pleased to announce that we will be attending and running a stall at Damian Green MP’s Ashford Jobs Fair. Taking place at Ashford College on Friday 16th February between 10am – 2pm, the Jobs Fair with free admission will be an excellent opportunity to find an Apprenticeship, polish up your […]

National Minimum Wage Increase – 1st April 2018

National Minimum Wage Increase – 1st April 2018

From the 1st April 2018, the National Minimum wage for Apprentices will increase from £3.50 to £3.70 which is a 5.7% improvement. This represents yet another decent pay bump, with the National Minimum Wage sitting as low as £2.73 only a few years ago. The changes are set to be introduced on the recommendation of […]

Top 5 CV Writing Tips

Top 5 CV Writing Tips

Is 2018 the year that you’ll be looking to apply for jobs and begin your career, or are you simply looking to refresh your CV to improve your job prospects? Writing a CV that will make employers take notice can prove difficult, especially if you’re writing it for the first time. To help you out, […]

Understanding The Apprenticeship Levy

The Apprenticeship Levy is paid by employers with annual pay bills in excess of £3 million. The levy is payable at 0.5% of the total pay bill (i.e. not just the element over £3 million) minus an annual “levy allowance” of £15,000, although the total amount payable equates to exactly 0.5% of the element over […]

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