London apprenticeship networking events are a success

As part of his role for our BPP Network for Professional Apprentices, our London Network President has hosted two successful networking events for our apprentices during the months of May and June. 19-year-old Ekansh Sharma, a LLW Employment Pathways Administrator (Apprentice) at A2Dominion Group, has taken his presidential role in his stride hosting informal events more

Kick start your career with a Santander traineeship

Want to become ready for the real world?

Santander’s eight week traineeship programme is the perfect way to develop your employability skills and gain fantastic work experience. You could even secure an apprenticeship with them. No experience required! The programme begins in Bradford on the 5th June 2017 and will last for 8 weeks. The first three weeks of this Customer Service traineeship more

Top Tips on How to Work Effectively

How to Work Effectively

Being effective and productive is important in both your work life and your apprenticeship studies. Effectiveness is demonstrated when you achieve your intended purpose, or when you complete an activity or task to the required standard, for example, an assignment or portfolio for your apprenticeship. Efficiency is demonstrated when this is achieved whilst minimising or more

Q&A with Kennedys Legal Apprentice, and BPP Apprentice of the Year (Level 5+) winner, Laura Birks

Legal apprentice, Laura Birks, has had plenty to celebrate in 2017 already, having won the BPP Apprentice of the Year (Level 5+) Award. BPP Professional Apprenticeships caught up with the 22-year-old award-winner from Kennedys law firm to ask Chelmsford-based Laura all about her success. Laura, congratulations! How does it feel to be crowned Apprentice of more

BT answers the call as its successful finance apprenticeships scheme wins top BPP award

BT has been crowned the Large Employer of the Year winner in the BPP Apprentice of the Year 2017 Awards. The communications giant retained the award it first won in 2015 for its BT Finance Apprenticeship Scheme. The organisation’s ambition and commitment to developing apprentices and highlighting them as key performers within its workforce were more

Kick start your career with a Santander traineeship

Interested in a traineeship with Santander?

Santander’s eight week traineeship programme is the perfect way to develop your employability skills and gain fantastic work experience. You could even secure an apprenticeship with them afterwards. No experience required! A traineeship is a training programme with work experience that unlocks your great potential and prepares you for your future careers by helping you more

The winners of our BPP Apprentice of the Year Awards 2017

Announcing the winners of our BPP Apprentice of the Year Awards 2017!

The time has come to announce our high-achieving award-winners in the BPP Apprentice of the Year Awards 2017! Top of the class apprentices, employers and champions from successful businesses across the UK have all been selected by an expert panel of judges and today crowned the Apprentice of the Year, Employer of the Year or more

Benefits of apprenticeships

The Benefits of Apprenticeships

Benefits of Apprenticeships Apprenticeships are a great way to start your career. You’ll be earning a wage, gaining a professional qualification, gaining work experience and working full time in a job role, all without paying tuition fees! We want to show you the amazing opportunities and benefits of choosing an apprenticeship programme. You’ll be learning more

Starting your apprenticeship

Starting your apprenticeship

So you’ve landed an apprenticeship, congratulations! Now you need to start preparing for your role – to help you out, we’ve gathered our top tips on what to do and not to do on your programme. The night before the big day, you’ll probably be nervous or excited. After all, this is a great achievement more

I turned down an unconditional university offer to start a Level 4 Business and Marketing Apprenticeship at BPP.

Jennifer, 19, Marketing Executive at BPP, Level 4 Business and Marketing Apprentice

“I got an unconditional offer to study Accountancy and Finance at University but I turned that offer down to start a Level 4 Business and Marketing Apprenticeship with BPP.” Jennifer, 19, is our Marketing Executive here at BPP Professional Apprenticeships. She is doing a Level 4 Business and Marketing Apprenticeship and has been with us since August 2016. University more

Win a £5000 Inspiration Award in Deloittes;s #IGotThis competition!

Deloitte’s #IGotThis Competition

What inspires you? Enter Deloitte’s #IGotThis competition and you could WIN a £5,000 Inspiration Award! To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2017, Deloitte have set an exclusive competition for school and college students over 16 years old.  They are asking for you to share your inspiration and you could WIN a £5,000 Inspiration Award: a made-for-you more

Addleshaw Goddard teams up with BPP University Law School to offer Solicitor Apprenticeship

Addleshaw Goddard teams up with BPP University Law School to offer Solicitor Apprenticeship

For the full blog post, please visit Addleshaw Goddard. Delivered in conjunction with BPP University Law School, the six year programme leads to an LLB (Hons) degree awarded by BPP University, and, following assessment by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), registered qualification as a solicitor. The programme combines funded part-time study and extensive in-house training, more

Apprenticeship Tips: Interviews

Apprenticeship Tips: Interviews

So you sent in your CV and the employer wants to invite you for an interview. That’s great news! Here’s some smart advice which has already helped thousands of BPP Apprentices to kick-start their careers with roles in leading companies. Preparation is key Get some practice Ask a family friend or teacher to do a more

Apprenticeship Tips: Writing your CV

Apprenticeship Tips: Writing your CV

Apprenticeship Tips: Writing your CV So you’re interested in an apprenticeship and want to apply for one? The first step is to create your CV. Your CV (or curriculum vitae) is how you sell yourself to employers to get interviews. It’s a summary of your education, skills and experience. And in the future you’ll add more

It’s National Apprenticeship Week! Here’s what we have planned at BPP Professional Education…

BPP Professional Education will be running a series of action-packed events to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week! It’s a pivotal time for apprenticeships and the Apprenticeship Levy so we want you to be as informed as possible whether you are an employer, teacher, student or parent. And as National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) takes place this week more

What is National Apprenticeship Week?

What is National Apprenticeship Week?

National Apprenticeship Week: what you need to know National Apprenticeship Week 2017 is co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service and this year holds the 10th Anniversary of National Apprenticeship Week. From the 6th March to the 10th March, this week will bring together employers and apprentices from across England to celebrate the success of apprenticeships more

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

James Hammill

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

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