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Will The Apprenticeship Reform and Levy Bring You Beta Business? Our Initial Thoughts…

Apprentices have the potential to develop skills specific to the employers needs and bring with them fresh ideas, and we at Beta Futures have always advocated the advantages of hiring an apprentice and the myriad of benefits they bring with them! We believe the Levy can provide an opportunity to bring together both the theoretical and practical application of skills that businesses require, whilst creating career pathways for talented individuals.

With the Apprenticeship Levy coming into effect as of April 2017, we hope more employers will be able to see ours (and the governments) vision that an apprentice is a valuable asset to an organisation (rather than a liability which can often be the perception amongst some employers). The programme doesn’t trade quality for quantity but instead helps an organisation to develop their workforce in a simple and bureaucracy free manner!

All employers across all sectors will have access to The Levy, allowing improvement in training quality. Because hiring an apprentice is a positive step for businesses, the government has acknowledged that businesses should have control in finding and hiring a candidate, what kind of training they would like and choosing a training provider. Businesses can then pay for the apprentice training through the government funds available. Employers will get out more than they put in by having their levy payments topped up if they chose to invest more in apprenticeships and training.

A lot to take in? Not sure where to begin planning? We’re here to help! Beta Futures Consultancy can help employers create apprenticeship programmes. We tailor our services to exactly what employers want! That being internal training and development programmes specifically mapped against the national apprenticeship standards. Furthermore, we will ensure your business is taking the correct steps to be eligible for government funding.

For those employers in scope for payment of The Levy we can help maximise your return on the investment. For smaller organisations (on less than £3million payroll per year), we will consult with you on developing the skills your organisation needs -because after all, great performance doesn’t depend on size, right? It’s not just about finding you the right apprentice, but we believe in developing your business, training existing staff and breaking down barriers to growth. Recruit, retain, retrain is our mantra for Beta business!

It’s never too soon to start planning ahead. Call us and let’s start discussions today on how we can improve your workforce!

Apprenticeship Vacancies!

2 fantastic opportunities to start your career with a growing SME based in Nutfield:

Business & Administration Apprentice
Desired Skills –

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate
  • Effectively be able to manage own workload and prioritise
  • Ability to switch between projects when required
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

Personal Qualities –

  • Enthusiastic, ambitious, self-motivated and inquisitive
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions and work accurately
  • Conscientious and diligent
  • Effective team member
  • Ability to work on own initiative.

 

Apprentice Fabricator
Desired Skills –

  • Good dexterity
  • Attention to detail and tidy worker
  • Ability to follow instructions/manuals/procedures
  • Ability to see projects through to completion

Personal Qualities

  • Enthusiastic accurate team player
  • Show initiative and be interested in how things work
  • Self-motivated with a methodical and disciplined approach to work Good communication skills

Contact Beta Futures on 01293 817227/ marketing@betafutures.com or Sigtahttp://www.sigta.co.uk/ if you are interested!

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Meet our Apprentice, Jason

This week Beta Futures welcomed their brand new Marketing & PR Apprentice, Jason.

Jason will be involved in various aspects of Beta Futures’,  including running their social media platforms, writing press releases and representing the company at networking events.

Jason Shackel on his first day at Beta Futures
Jason Shackel on his first day at Beta Futures

 

“Since joining Beta futures I have been made to feel welcome amongst their team based in Crawley. Within the first week of working here I have been introduced to the team, attended the 50+ Skills Exchange Club and the Beta Futures’ vision. Before joining I had an idea of what Beta futures did within the community and now I have been able to see this in practise – which is great. Seeing my own ideas materialise and potentially make a difference to the company and the groups Beta Futures are associated with is something I gain a lot of satisfaction from and motivates me to work harder.

I believe Beta futures will be a great opportunity for me to gain an understanding of business along with building my skills from their already established and experienced team. I have been very impressed with the friendliness of everyone here so far and wish to be as useful as possible to them in the future.”

 

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We’re Hiring! PR & Marketing Apprenticeship

Beta Futures are seeking an Apprentice Marketing & PR Assistant to assist in the operation of the business. We are looking for an individual who is driven and ambitious. This role would suit someone who is interested in the third sector and wishes to develop their business and marketing knowledge and skills.

About us

“Beta Futures is a not-for-profit organisation that supports employers to break down the barriers to growth. Beta Futures specialises in identifying funding opportunities, writing bids and supporting businesses’ growth and resourcing.

The money Beta Futures generates from delivering these services allow them to run The Club. The 50+ Skills Exchange Club is a community initiative that is a meeting of like-minded people who have a wealth of skills, knowledge and experience which they share with one another. The Club aims to reduce the exclusion and isolation of older people in local communities.”

The Role will include:

  • Developing marketing materials
  • Promoting the business via Social Media activities
  • Attending events and exhibitions to promote the organisation
  • Supporting the team in developing and growing new business

Key Skills Required:

  • Excellent people skills
  • Team player, likes working within a team
  • Good telephone manner
  • Ability to take directions well and use initiative
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Self sufficient
  • Computer Literate
  • Tech savvy with an understanding of how to use technology and incorporate it for business purposes.
  • Good written English and numeric skills
  • Creative

If you are interested, drop us an email to office@betafutures.com! Please also state that you have been sent from our blog.

We look forward to hearing from you.

The Beta Futures Team.

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