Redundancy Support Service for apprentices:

To support apprentices who have been made redundant, or who are at risk of redundancy, the Redundancy Support Service for Apprenticeships has been introduced on 1st August.

The service will provide advice and guidance to individuals on the impact of redundancy, their options and next steps. They will also help redundant apprentices to identify new apprenticeship and employment opportunities, and, where you are eligible, complete your current apprenticeship.

The service is made up of three main elements:

     .  Providing apprentices with advice and guidance on the impact of redundancy

     .  Signposting apprentices to local and national support services

     .  An apprenticeship vacancy sharing service to make redundant apprentices aware of new opportunities

An employer who would like to recruit a redundant apprentice or offer new apprenticeship opportunities should visit the website: web link or call 0800 150 600.

Apprentices should visit the website: web link or call 0800 150 400.


 Activate Learning Security Course

Activate Learning are going to deliver a Security and a CCTV Operator course remotely this August. There is no start date yet, it will depend on numbers.

As with all remote deliveries, participants must have access to a computer or laptop and for this course they will also need a smartphone.

The delivery of the course will be done through webinars via Teams, exams will also be sat online and invigilated live by the awarding body, participants film themselves with their own phones while sitting their exams on the pc..

Details about this, and other employabilty courses can be seen via this link:  Activate learning on line courses


Looking for On-Line resources whilst we are under lockdown?

Please see the attached document for information covering a wide range of support for young people and parents, including free, on-line courses, education resources for home schooling and links to support for health and wellbeing during the current situation we face:   useful resources


Microsoft Apprenticeship Programme


Microsoft has just launched it’s Apprentice Programme - you will need to be 16 by the time you start (Oct 12th) to be eligible.

Applications to their 2020 Apprentice Programme are now open. They will be going to market with their technical and finance related roles first with business related to follow shortly after. Whatever you’re good at, whatever your interests, they hire for both technical and business-related roles, so there’s something for everyone. And they are sure that, once you’ve experienced such a unique working environment and development within the company, you’ll be ready to create the future you want.

For a full overview and LinkedIn post, please use the following link: microsoft apprenticeships


Exam results ... what next?

Elevate Flyer 2020

Activate Learning are currently running a summer recruitment campaign for their September courses: summer campaign link


Covid19 - Looking after yourself

There is some useful information for adults here:  Support guidance 

Jobcentre plus vacancies:

Please see the attached list of national vacancies from JobCentre Plus national vacancies


Would you like to become a Detective Constable?

Thames Valley Police is now accepting expressions of interest for the Detective Constable - Degree Holder Entry Programme (DC- DHEP).

Already hold a degree or in the final year of your study? Eager to pursue a career in investigation? Aspire to manage your own investigations from start to finish? Motivated by a desire to do the right thing and get justice for victims? Please click here for flyer and further information:  DC-DHEP link