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

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

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 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

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 launches Actuarial Apprenticeship

BPP LAUNCHES ACTUARIAL APPRENTICESHIP

BPP Professional Education and the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is set to launch a new Actuarial Technician Apprenticeship after successfully piloting the programme with key employers last year. The apprenticeship will offer successful candidates the opportunity to train as Actuarial Technicians, allowing them to work in business areas such as pensions, insurance, investment, more

Top Tips on Staying safe on your winter commute

Staying safe on your winter commute

We have got some handy tips on how to be prepared for the very unpredictable British weather, especially on your daily commute, so that you can stay safe and minimise the chances of being late to work. If you get Public Transport: Delays are most likely to occur, so allowances must be made for the more

BPP Professional Apprenticeships student ready to tackle footballing future

BPP Professional Apprenticeships student ready to tackle footballing future

A BPP Professional Apprenticeships business student is banking on more sporting success following his debut for Great Britain in this year’s Rio Paralympics. Scottish forward, David Porcher, was part of the seven-a-side Paralympics GB football squad and lined-up against the likes of hosts Brazil, Ireland and Ukraine before a superb 2-0 victory over Argentina scored more

Denton's team up with BPP University Law School for Solicitor Apprenticeships

Dentons team up with BPP University Law School for Solicitor Apprenticeships

BPP University Law School are delighted to have teamed up with Global law firm Dentons as they become the latest firm to offer Solicitor Apprenticeships. Dentons, which has more than 6,500 lawyers across 50 different countries, has confirmed that it will take up to four school-leavers from September 2017 in a new programme named “Your more

Top Tips on Confidence Building

Building your Self-Confidence

Self-confidence is defined as a feeling of trust in your own abilities, qualities and judgement. The basics for developing self-confidence are: Self-efficacy: this can be developed by believing in your own ability to succeed and to achieve goals that matter to you. Self-esteem: this can be developed by having respect for yourself and your abilities. more

Burges Salmon teams up with BPP University Law School for new Legal Apprenticeships

Burges Salmon teams up with BPP University Law School for new Legal Apprenticeships

Five new Bristol apprentices have started their careers in law this week, after Burges Salmon teamed up with BPP University Law School to launch its new paralegal apprenticeship programme. Burges Salmon joins a number of other leading law firms in adopting the new government-backed paralegal apprenticeship. The new recruits will undertake a two year programme more

Kennedys partners with BPP Law School

Kennedys partners with BPP Law School

International law firm Kennedys has selected BPP University Law School as its provider for six new solicitor and 16 new paralegal apprenticeships. Apprentices will work in one of Kennedys’ national network of offices including London, Chelmsford, Cambridge, Sheffield, Manchester, Taunton and Birmingham. Those starting the new Solicitor Apprenticeship will have the opportunity to qualify as more

LEADING LAW FIRMS PARTNER WITH BPP UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL FOR NEW APPRENTICESHIP SCHEME

BPP University Law School is set to launch two new legal apprenticeships from September 2016, partnering with some of the country’s leading law firms to offer the pioneering schemes. The new Solicitor Apprenticeship presents students with the opportunity for the first time to qualify as a solicitor through an apprenticeship route. All apprentices who successfully more

How to Succeed At Networking

Networking is simply interacting with others which allows you to exchange information and develop professional or social contacts. By doing this, you can build trust and confidence with others and connect people within your own network, whilst also developing and progressing your career. Successful networking doesn’t happen instantly. It takes time and hard work to more

Webinar 08th September

Apprenticeship Levy Update – August 2016

On Friday 12th August 2016 the government released an update regarding the Apprenticeship Levy (view documents) and the proposed funding rules for apprenticeships all due to come into place on May 1st 2017. A summary of the announcement can be found below, plus BPP will be providing a full update via a webinar for employers more

The power of being ‘Assertive’ Learning how to be assertive can be beneficial if you need to deal with people more confidently and more effectively – without being either too passive or too aggressive.   So firstly, what does the term Assertiveness actually mean? It is a communication style and the ability to express your more