BPP backs Government project to raise awareness of apprenticeships

BPP Professional Apprenticeships backs Government project to raise awareness of apprenticeships to young people

BPP Professional Apprenticeships is backing a Government scheme aimed at raising the awareness of apprenticeships in schools. Funded by the Skills Funding Agency and National Apprenticeship Service, the apprenticeship support and knowledge for schools (ASK) project will deliver apprenticeship and traineeship information to young people in school years 10 to 13. The project will work more

Apprenticeship Levy: When to pay and how to report payments

Paying your Apprenticeship Levy 2017

The Gov.UK recently provided some useful information on when you will need to start paying the Apprenticeship Levy. Summary With the Apprenticeship Levy landing from the 6th April 2017, and if you are an employer who has an annual pay bill of more than £3 million or connected to other companies or charities for Employment more

Mark and Kirsty facing the students

Mark Spencer-Ellis and Kirtsy Leigh are helping students deal with their latest challenge Students studying on the Advertising Management module have a fascinating slant to their module assessment, which is that they have to adopt the role of an advertising agency and make a group pitch presentation to other members of the class and to more

5 steps to ensure your organisation’s internship programme is a success

Internships are a great way for students to gain experience in the working environment and explore and develop their careers, however they are also considered advantageous to employers. more

Top Tips on 'Working as Part of a Team'

How to work effectively as part of a team

First of all, what’s the difference between a group and a team? A team can be defined as a group of people with complementary skills and abilities who are committed to a common goal and approach for which they hold each other accountable. A work group can be defined as a collection of people who more

BPP University Law School stages successful Advocate of the Year competition

BPP University Law School stages successful Advocate of the Year competition University of Bristol Law student Lucy Bennett has been crowned the winner of BPP University Law School’s first ever Advocate of the Year contest. Nearly 90 UK undergraduate law students, who have an interest in studying the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC), took part more

BPP Professional Apprenticeships awards finalist hails "life-changing" decision to join Jaguar Land Rover

BPP Professional Apprenticeships awards finalist hails ‘life-changing’ decision to join Jaguar Land Rover

An awards finalist has highlighted how much his apprenticeship scheme has ‘changed his life’ University was not the path Jonny Broughton wanted to take as a teenager and instead, pursued his interest in accountancy and looked into apprenticeship programmes. And, having joined BPP Professional Apprenticeships in 2014, those links saw Jonny begin a finance apprenticeship more

Starbucks Scoops Award For Leading Apprenticeship Programme in partnership with Remit Training and BPP

Starbucks UK, along with Remit Training and BPP Professional Education, have been recognised for their excellent Apprenticeship programme. The trio has been awarded ‘Best Apprenticeship Programme’ in the prestigious Training Journal Awards 2016, at a Gala Dinner that took place at The Brewery in the heart of London this week. The Best Apprenticeship Programme category more

Inspirational Lucy stars in Boots’ festive feel-good Christmas advert

That’s exactly the case for BPP University Law School student, Lucy Masoud, who will be working the night shift as a London firefighter on December 25th as well as volunteering in a soup kitchen to help the homeless. Selfless Lucy’s inspiring story was picked up by high street chemist Boots who asked her to star more

BPP Professional Education is crowned Magistrates Association Employer of the Year

BPP Professional Education is crowned Magistrates Association Employer of the Year BPP Professional Education has won the Magistrates Association Employer of the Year award. The award recognised BPP’s positive approach it takes towards its employees carrying out public duty. Laurence Seeff, who has worked for BPP as a finance lecturer since 2006, volunteers as a more

Miller: Issues on Appeal

Miller: Issues on Appeal BPTC Lecturer, Anthony Kennedy, looks at the issues which are likely to face the Supreme Court when all 11 Justices determine the outcome of the appeal in R (on the application of Miller and another) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union. Introduction On Monday 5 December, the Supreme more

Star students scoop top BPP University Law School awards in Leeds

BPP University Law School was on hand to award some of our top legal eagles. November 30 marked the first BPP University Law School prize-giving event at our Leeds study centre in Whitehall Quays, recognising our star students. The evening was attended by law students who had studied on either the LLB, Graduate Diploma in more

Future Legal Mind 2017

The third annual Future Legal Mind award has been launched – offering UK law undergraduates the chance to win a valuable work placement and cash prizes totalling over £7,000. The prestigious award, in association with industry publication Lawyer 2B, offers the country’s brightest legal minds a leg-up into a much sought-after profession. Last year saw more

ALUMNA PROFILE, Deborah Laidlaw, Family Lawyer AT STOWE FAMILY LAW LLP

This month we profile LPC Alumna Deborah Laidlaw, Family Lawyer at Stowe Family Law, who began her legal career by studying at our Leeds campus, she discusses what she has gone on to do since graduating. Year of graduation: 2008 Course name: Legal Practice Course (LPC) Which BPP University centre did you study at? Leeds Job Title: more

7 advantages of starting the LPC in January rather than September

Taking the less travelled route can be a smart move. Our Careers Team look at some of plusses of commencing the LPC in the New Year. more

Apprenticeships are one of the best opportunities a young person could get in order to get a good start in the world of work.

Chelsea Walsh, 19, Network Manager at RBS, Level 3 Business Apprentice

Chelsea, aged 19, is a Network Manager at RBS. Her Level 3 Business apprenticeship has allowed her to gain an insight into the world of banking and will help her pursue her career in Network Management. I knew I didn’t want to be in a school environment anymore I was always unsure about my options more

BPP Pro Bono Centre’s Legal Advice Clinic – A student perspective

Charlotte Barrington is a London LPC student. She volunteers with BPP’s Pro Bono Clinic (BLAC), one of the Pro Bono Centre’s projects. The Pro Bono Centre facilitates around 30 projects engaging law students to deliver pro bono legal advice and education services to improve access to justice. Charlotte was invited to speak about her pro more

Baroness Newlove, Victims’ Commissioner

James Watson, London LPC student 2016-2017, reports on a talk by Baroness Newlove, Victims’ Commissioner. She visited BPP’s Holborn campus on 18 October 2016 and spoke about the importance of remembering the victims during criminal legal procedures.     On Tuesday the 18th of October, BPP’s Holborn campus was graced with the presence of Helen Newlove, Baroness more

BPP University homesickness project continues with our students’ views…

At BPP University, we know it’s a challenge to leave loved ones to pursue education – whether you are thousands of miles away from home or just around the corner. To not have those home comforts you’ve been accustomed to – your favourite food, coffee shop, group of friends or place you visit with family. more

BPP University School of Health lecturer Dr David S Smith discusses the science behind homesickness

As our November project covering the topic of homesickness continues, we asked Dr David S Smith from our BPP University School of Health’s psychology department to discuss the theory behind why students maybe feeling anxious after leaving home to further their education. Thousands of freshers flocked to University campuses the country over back in September. more