I can’t say that soon enough! What an awful 15 months it has been for everyone and I am so happy to be writing this to you all.
So much has happened since the last newsletter and having to close the office last year. Joe and Helen have been keeping the office open since last July and Matt and Teddy have also joined them a couple of days a week!
We were fortunate to be able to switch to live online learning very quickly and Em is now the “GoTo Meeting” master! Em, Chester and Lindsay have ensured their apprentices continued learning and progressing and we have had some fantastic EPA results which we can tell you about later in this newsletter. The good news is that the office will be fully open from the 7th June although we are following government guidelines, and we hope to resume face to face training from August.
We can’t wait to welcome you back to the Academy!
Claire - Director of Apprenticeships
Our New Level 3 Digital Support Technician Apprenticeship
A Digital Support Technician is a key role in the digital workplace revolution! As an in-demand occupation, this apprenticeship gives the opportunity for an apprentice to support and implement digital transformation.
Whether a large or small company, in the public or private sector, organisations are looking for people with digital support technician skills to achieve their digital business goals. This career pathway would suit anyone who has a passion for digital technology, can solve problems and work under their own initiative. For more information take a look at our programme outline, on our website.
New Apprentice Bonuses
New cash bonuses for new hires that start an apprenticeship have been announced. From 1st April 2021 until the 30th September 2021, businesses taking on new apprentices will be rewarded with an incentive of £3,000. This can be combined with the existing payment of £1000 for hiring an apprentice aged 16-18 - meaning you can receive up to £4000 per new apprentice hire.
There is no limit on the number of incentive payments and “the payment will be made directly to employers in two equal instalments, where the apprentice is still in learning at day 90 and day 365”. This means, unlike the current £1,000 payment to the employer for taking on a 16 to 18 year olds, the employer will need to claim the incentive payment via the online apprenticeship system from 1 September 2020.
Do you know any school or college leavers?
If you have a friend or family member who is ready to start earning, point them in our direction! An apprenticeship will offer them a perfect blend of theory and hands on experience along with a dedicated workplace mentor to guide them and a genuine head start into a career in technology. Their talents could see them creating solutions, helping their employer to transform the way they do business. If they’re ready for the world of work, why wait?
Anyone who is interested should send a CV in to firstname.lastname@example.org or give Helen a call on 01270 500102.
Let Us Know What You Think!
Below is a link to our new reviewing system where you can leave us your feedback either by, Trustist, where you don't need a login to leave us your comments, or via Facebook and also Google. We love to hear your thoughts about your experience, whether you are an apprentice or an employer we are working with, every bit of feedback is valuable for the escalla team. Thanks in advance for taking the time to review escalla, we hope your experience has been nothing but positive!
Our New Partnership Logo
We are glad to submit our business partnership logo. Whilst working with local companies we all share a passion for supporting and developing young candidates in the apprenticeship sector. As an escalla partner we are dedicated in advancing careers, changing lives and creating a skilled and inclusive workforce, fit for the future.
By actively promoting our partnership and showcasing that your company is supporting apprenticeships, we propose for our partnering companies to add this new logo to your website and/or social media channels. When you have displayed our partnership logo we would love to know!
We will email out our new logo to the businesses we are currently working with, thank you in advance for your constant support with apprenticeships!
Congratulations to our Recent Achievers!
Below are our recent achievers who have successfully completed their apprenticeship this year. We are very proud of all our apprentices and wish them luck either with, progression in their current job, in their new role or in their next apprenticeship.
Here are some recent quotes from our achieveing apprentices:
"I recommend Escalla to anyone who wants to secure a qualification, whilst gaining hands on experience" - Apprentice from RedEye International
"Thanks to Escalla for not giving up on me" - Apprentice from Data Driven Logistics
"Thank you for all the support you have given to our apprentice and myself "- Manager from RedEye International
"Escalla have inspired me to believe in myself" - Apprentice from Swansway Group
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