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Employers offered advice on apprenticeship reforms

Employers from across West Yorkshire are being invited to attend a free information session in Bradford on the looming government apprenticeship reforms. The way the government funds apprenticeships is changing. Large employers with a £3m PAYE bill will be required to contribute to the apprenticeship levy, while small employers will now be required to make a minimum 10% contribution to

Written on 16th March 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News

Bradford community signs deal with BT to bring high-speed broadband to residents

A partnership between local residents and Openreach, BT’s local network business, is to make high-speed broadband available to 130 households in a Bradford community. Openreach will install new fibre optic cabling and Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) technology for the project at Burwood Heights, Queensbury. The entire cost of delivering the new technology has been covered by investment from Openreach and the UK

Written on 15th March 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News

Housing group opens apprenticeship recruitment

Incommunities has launched its 2017 recruitment drive for its award winning apprenticeship programme. The trainee vacancies cover electrical work and gas plumbing. The apprentice opportunities are open to anyone aged 16 and over who is looking to build a successful construction career with one of the north of England’s leading social housing providers. Incommunities offers a high quality structured training

Written on 13th March 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News

Primary school pupils learn about apprenticeships

Pupils at a Bradford primary school have been learning about apprenticeships with the help of Bradford College. Sam Lawrence, from the college’s Student Engagement and Outreach Team, visited St Matthews C of E Primary School in Mayo Avenue, West Bowling to deliver an assembly as part of National Apprenticeship Week. He was joined by Jack Walsh, an apprentice working for

Written on 10th March 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News

Young people in big skills challenge

Pupils from three Bradford upper schools went head-to-head in a building competition organised by Incommunities and supported by the Construction Industry Training Board. The Interbuild Skills event brought together budding builders from Carlton Bolling College, Oastlers School and Grange Technology College. The event aimed to give the year 9 and 10 students a hands-on taster of working in the construction

Written on 10th March 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News

Mansfield Pollard sponsor Skipton Girls’ High School’s first-ever award for engineering

Air management experts Mansfield Pollard – suppliers of energy efficient ventilation and sound management equipment to a global consumer base – has strengthened its growing relationship with Skipton Girls’ High School by sponsoring the school’s first-ever Engineering Award. The annual prize giving event recognises the academic achievements and personal triumphs of the higher education students of Skipton Girls’ High School.

Written on 10th March 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News

Investing in our Future

With thanks to http://www.keighleylabs.co.uk/ Here at Keighley Laboratories Limited, we continue to invest in training our young employees in the specialised skills they need to support and grow our business. Over recent years, we have taken on a number of young people whom we have supported towards the successful completion of their apprenticeships. By learning ‘on the job’ we are able

Written on 10th March 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News

Housing group in pledge support for Women’s Day

Staff and customers at Incommunities have made equality pledges as part of their celebrations to mark International Women’s Day (8th March). Members of the housing group’s Equality Steering Group ran an information awareness session and quiz at their Shipley base on the theme of gender equality. Scores of messages were posted on a ‘pledge wall’ to show how colleagues value

Written on 9th March 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News

Planned industrial action on Northern rail services

With thanks to Metro. Passengers advised to avoid unnecessary journeys and to plan ahead. Planned industrial action by RMT Union members. The 24-hour strike runs between midnight Sunday 12 and midnight Monday 13 March, with some disruption also expected first thing on Tuesday 14 March as service patterns re-form. Please note that services will generally not start before 7am, with

Written on 8th March 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News

European student in work experience exchange at housing group

A young German exchange student is getting a taste of working in the UK with the help of Bradford-based Incommunities. Jana Anthes (20) from Cuxhaven in Northern Germany is taking part in a three-week traineeship with the housing group, supported by the European funded ERASMUS student exchange programme. Jana is in the final week of her placement which has included

Written on 6th March 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News