Young talent is the heartbeat of entrepreneurship

Young talent is the heartbeat of entrepreneurship Recently I had the opportunity to speak with Steven Adegboye about one of my favourite subjects: entrepreneurship and young talent. We also got into my 20 years+ as a business owner, and the thought leaders impacting the way I think about business.  Steven and I first met when…

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Kickstart vs Apprenticeship funding: A Quick Look

The Kickstart scheme and the £3,000 cash incentive for businesses to take on an Apprentice have both been extended until January 2022, and there are currently calls from both government and industry for this to be extended even further. The Covid-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented government funding, grants and loans for UK businesses. Here we…

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What are modern apprenticeships?

Modern apprenticeships give anyone over the age of 16 the opportunity to upskill through work-based training while in a paid job. Whether you’re a graduate, mid-level manager or business owner, there are 600+ apprenticeship standards you can access, from cyber security at GCHQ to pottery at Cornishware to Masters-level leadership. For employers, modern apprenticeships help…

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Levelling up: how I used an apprenticeship to boost my digital skills

Amy Hunter is a digital marketing assistant at Studio Giggle, a creative studio specialising in designing and producing animated and filmed content for events, based in Bristol. Amy recently graduated from our Digital Marketing Academy with a distinction. We talk to her about her experiences during the programme, how she has applied her new knowledge…

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Three business books I listened to this summer and I recommend you do too!

I’m a massive fan of business books and podcasts. During the first lockdown I listened to global bestseller Building a Storybrand by Donald Miller while painting the house. The Storybrand methodology is now a major part of our Digital Marketing Academy – helping business owners clarify their message so customers hear it.  Over the summer…

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Young talent and how you can get a true sense of it

Kim Slater started as a digital marketing apprentice and Media & Communications Executive at FD Works, a firm of accountants, advisors and Xero specialists based in Bristol and Bath. Since completing her apprenticeship she has gone on to become Brand Strategy & Operations Manager. We talk to Kim about what young talent really is, why…

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Become a Digital Marketer – How I used an apprenticeship to do so

“Now I know the end goal when creating content. This has led to an increase in sales, and we can track that.” Rebecca graduated from her Digital Marketing Apprenticeship with Working Knowledge in April 2021. We talk to her about what she learnt in her journey to become a digital marketer, her key achievements in…

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Modern apprenticeships: could it work for your business?

We’ve trained dozens of apprentices for small businesses in the past year and have found there are six key things every business owner should consider Modern apprenticeships are designed by business for business, and are a fantastic opportunity for SMEs to access government funding to ensure they have the right skills to thrive in the…

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How to…choose the right apprenticeship programme for YOUR business

How to…choose the right apprenticeship programme for YOUR business The 10 key questions to ask any training provider Once you’ve decided on the type of apprenticeship your business needs, you’ll need to choose a training provider to train your apprentice. Gone are the days of a one-size-fits-all approach, and apprenticeships now range up to degree…

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The 5 books that changed the way we do business in 2020

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