BPP Professional Apprenticeships set to sponsor Apprentice of the Year at recruitment awards ceremony

BPP Professional Apprenticeships is delighted to announce it will sponsor a prestigious award at the TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards 2017. There will be two main types of awards during the ceremony – The Student Panel awards and the Sector Awards which are voted exclusively for by students. There will also be accolades including The more

Fairytale fun for Caymanian schoolchildren as BPP University Law School student heads home to host mock trial

A BPP University Law School student has brought a children’s fairytale to life to help teach young people about the legal system. Demi McLean headed back to her home country of the Cayman Islands and visited schools where she hosted a mock trial of Goldilocks vs the Three Bears. Schoolchildren role-played different parts in the more

Tax teacher Nitin feeling humble following ‘Lecturer of the Year’ PQ Magazine award success

A tax and accountancy tutor at BPP Professional Education says winning a 2017 PQ Magazine Award is the “pinnacle” of his career. Nitin Rabheru, 43, was awarded ‘Lecturer of the Year’ for the private sector at February’s winners’ ceremony, held in London. Admitting to feeling shocked to even be nominated, Nitin was completely overwhelmed to more

We’re still feeling the love post-Valentine’s Day, but who says ‘I love you first’? Dr David Smith explains the psychology behind those three words

As you read this, people all over the world will be saying those three special words – “I love you”. Given the weight they still hold, it’s no surprise that regardless of sex, sexuality, gender, creed or colour, generally everyone likes hearing these words. But what may be more surprising is that, among heterosexual couples, more

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Developing a long term apprenticeship strategy

The most recent blog from AGR can be found here. BPP recently surveyed the Guardian’s top 300 graduate employers in order to better understand their plans for apprenticeships following the introduction of the levy in May 2017.  James Hammill, Director of Apprenticeships at BPP explains more. The results of this survey made it clear that more

Registrations for the Digital Apprenticeship Service are now open plus SFA employer agreement

New government information released today: registrations open for Digital Apprenticeship Service and legal agreement to enable funding

The government have released information that the Department for Education and the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) are from today (13 February 2017) encouraging large employers to sign up and register for the apprenticeship service, in readiness for the launch of the Apprenticeship Levy on 6 April 2017. The apprenticeship service is an online digital system more

CMI Student Ambassadors 2017

BPP University Business School is delighted to be trailblazing with the appointment of CMI Student Ambassadors in London and the South East. Our ambassadors are studying our Postgraduate degree programmes, which combine the award of a Chartered Management Institute Certificate (Level 7) upon successful completion of the programme. Meet the new Ambassadors here:   http://www.managers.org.uk/individuals/existing-members/cmi-near-you/london-south-east/london-south-east-news/2017/february/cmi-ambassador-case-studies more

The arrival of the online court – a brave new world?

Amy Ooi is a GDL student at BPP, Waterloo campus. She is the new Justice Reform Analyst for the Pro Bono Centre, specifically reporting on the new online court. Amy completed a degree in English and German and has an interest in human rights and civil liberties groups. She is also interested in current reforms to more

Top tips on Negotiation Skills

Improving your negotiation skills

Negotiation is a conversation between two or more people, with the intent of coming to a mutually agreed solution while avoiding arguments and disputes. What are the benefits of negotiation? Enables goals and objectives to be achieved efficiently Develops and improves relationships Supports effective conflict management Improves communications skills There can be many reasons why more

BPP Professional Education in-line for hat-trick of accountancy awards

BPP Professional Education has been shortlisted for a trio of accolades at the 2017 PQ Magazine Awards. Top accountancy organisations, firms and education facilities have all been nominated for the awards hosted by PQ Magazine – the only award-winning magazine designed for part-qualified accountants. BPP and ACCA’s tutor excellence programme is shortlisted in the ‘Innovation more

R (Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union: A Source of Difficulty

BPTC Lecturer, Anthony Kennedy, reviews the decision of the Supreme Court in R (Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union [2017] UKSC 5. The author would like to express his thanks to colleagues, Noemi Byrd and Steve Wells for the helpful conversations he has had with them while writing this piece. All more

I was overwhelmed to be chosen as Apprentice of the Year. It was a great experience and a really good night!

Samantha Eustace, 19, Assistant Underwriting Services Specialist at Zurich, Level 3 Providing Financial Services Apprentice

“I was overwhelmed to be chosen as Apprentice of the Year. It was a great experience and a really good night!” Samantha Eustace, 19, is an Assistant Underwriting Services Specialist at Zurich and is doing her Level 3 Providing Financial Services Apprenticeship. In November, she won Apprentice of the Year at Apprenticeship Live 2016. Apprenticeship more


This month we profile LPC graduate Katie Kilburn, 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 First Name: Katie Sir Name: Kilburn Year of graduation: 2008 Course name: Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) & Bar Vocational Course (BVC) more

The New Insolvency Rules – Are You Ready?

The new Insolvency rules come into force on 6 April 2017 and will see the biggest change in the insolvency regime since 1986. Here Insolvency expert Charanjit Uppal examines the industry impact and outlines the five biggest changes. more

Solicitor General and Yorkshire schoolchildren take part in Streetlaw pro bono project

Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC MP assisted a group of BPP University Law School students to educate Yorkshire pupils about the law and their basic civil and criminal rights. Year 5 pupils from Adel Primary School took part in a mock trial of Goldilocks vs the Three Bears at BPP University Law School in Leeds – more

It was a massive honour to have been nominated for the award. My apprenticeship has given me so many opportunities.

Sam Rogers-Thomas, 22, Claims Handler Level 1 at Zurich, Level 3 Insurance Practitioner Apprentice

“It was a massive honour to have been nominated for the award, especially since I had only been in my apprenticeship for a short amount of time.” Sam Rogers-Thomas, 22, is a Claims Handler Level 1 and specialises in Motor Claims at Zurich. He is currently on a Level 3 Insurance Practitioner Apprenticeship. Sam was more

Digital Apprenticeship Service: live next month

The Digital Apprenticeship Service account will go live next month

The government have released information that the Digital Apprenticeship Service account will go live in February! All Levy – paying employers will be able to register in February. Having been given a thorough “private beta assessment” by the Government Digital Service, the online service, which lets levy-payers access their accounts and make payments online, has more

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