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The Apprenticeship Levy, 6 months in – A positive new era

Prior to April 1st 2017, training providers and other businesses planned for the Apprenticeship Levy, without truly knowing how the new Government initiative would pan out. Nearly 6 months in to the initiative, we at 3aaa Apprenticeships, look at the many ways in which the Apprenticeship Levy has benefited organisations across the country and the…
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3aaa Apprentice, Lauren Lynch nominated for Nottinghamshire Apprentice of the Year at the East Midlands Chamber Business Awards

After being nominated for Apprentice of the Year, Digital Marketing Apprentice Lauren Lynch from the 3aaa Apprenticeships Nottingham Academy attended the Nottinghamshire East Midlands Chamber Business awards ceremony final on Friday evening. Lauren was supported on the evening and throughout her Apprenticeship journey by her parents and 3aaa’s Digital Marketing Assessor Louisa Hampson as well…
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Apprenticeship Levy Conference To Be Held At The London Stadium

Following on from the success of our previous Levy Club Conferences, we are delighted to announce our next exclusive event, which will be held at the prestigious London Stadium (formerly the Olympic Stadium) on Wednesday 8th November 2017. The Apprenticeship Levy Club Conference, which will be themed around Recruitment and the Levy, will see a…
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3aaa Apprenticeships announce the first ever completer of the Level 3 Infrastructure Technician in England

Following on from our news earlier in the week about our Apprentice, Alex Burns being the first ever completer of the Level 4 Network Engineering Apprenticeship in the UK, we are delighted to announce that our Brighton Apprentice, Finn Gates has now become the first ever completer of the Level 3 Infrastructure Technician in the…
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Alex Burns, the UK’s first ever completer of BCS Level 4 Network Engineering Apprenticeship

We are pleased to announce that Alex Burns, a 3aaa Apprentice, is the first person in the UK to complete the new BCS Level 4  Apprenticeship in Network Engineering. He joined the 3aaa Apprenticeships’ Liverpool Academy over a year ago where he completed his IT Level 3 Apprenticeship. Alex then became one of the first…
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Amy Macfarlane – One of our award-winning Apprentices in Hull

We are proud to announce that one of our 3aaa Apprentices from our Hull training academy has won her category in this year’s One4all Spotlight Awards, held by One4All Rewards. One4all Rewards work with companies of all sizes to motivate and reward employees, ensuring maximum productivity, staff retention and an enlightened workplace. Amy Macfarlane is…
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3aaa Apprenticeships Partner with Maguire Training

We are delighted to announce a newly-formed partnership between industry-leading Ofsted Grade 1 Apprenticeship provider 3aaa Apprenticeships and specialist leadership & management training organisation Maguire Training. Since 1999 Maguire Training have grown to become one of the UK’s leading management and commercial training companies. They are at the forefront of learning and development solutions for…
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Open Management Training Programme Will Develop Highly Skilled Managerial Staff For UK Businesses

3aaa Apprenticeships have developed an effective management training open course that is highly beneficial for companies of all sizes. With only one in five managers being trained specifically in management, finding and adapting suitable training routes for managerial staff within their role is a problem many businesses face across the country. Open management training courses…
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Apprenticeship Levy Club Conference – 14th July – Leicester Tigers Rugby Club

July 14th marked 3aaa Apprenticeship’s most recent Apprenticeship Levy Club Conference, aimed at supporting our Levy Club members. Throughout the day our guests listened to a range of special guest speakers including Lee Avery, Talent Development Project Manager at Handelsbanken, International Speaker, Richard Gerver and Peter Marples, Co-owner of 3aaa Apprenticeships. The event, which was…
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40% of Finalists for East Midlands ‘Apprentice of the Year’ are 3aaa Apprentices!

The ‘Apprentice of the Year’ category is one of twelve awards presented by the East Midlands Chamber at their annual Business Awards. They present a variety of awards, highlighting achievements from both businesses and Apprentices. In the East Midlands Chamber Business Awards ‘Apprentice of the Year’ category, we have five Apprentices in the finals. We…
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Middlesbrough Apprenticeship success for Stokesley based design business

Stokesley based business Catch Designs Management secured an extra pair of hands in the office by taking on a Digital Marketing Apprentice. Rebecca Sidall, 18, is now studying a Level 3 in Digital Marketer Diploma with 3aaa Apprenticeships’ Middlesbrough training academy and working alongside business owner Sue Thompson at her Stokesley Business Park office. With over…
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New Software Development Apprenticeship Programme will boost UK productivity and economic growth

Increasing productivity is key to the growth of the UK economy. 3aaa Apprenticeships’ new Software Development Apprenticeship programme ensures businesses employ skilled workers who innovate the way their customers interact with them. As the first training provider to offer a Software Development training programme specifically designed with employers, for employers, they are leading the further…
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Liverpool’s Solgain recognise the need for Apprentices in their team

Based in Liverpool, Solgain UK Limited are a private limited company who operate in the renewable energy sector. Solgain undertakes a full technical appraisal of any scheme to ensure the property is suitable and that any system installed will be economically viable and capable of generating sufficient electricity to be financially beneficial to the client….
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3aaa Apprentice Wins Miss Cambridgeshire!

We are thrilled to announce that Cambridge-based 3aaa Apprentice, Amy Johnson has won the Miss Cambridgeshire heat of Miss England 2017! Miss Cambridgeshire and Miss England are much more than just beauty pageants, competitors like Amy complete a vast amount of volunteering, which benefits the local community. She won due to her dedication to supporting…
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Leicestershire Apprenticeship Hub Graduation Ceremony – 3aaa Apprentices Recognised for their Achievements

The annual Leicestershire Apprenticeship Hub Graduation Ceremony is designed to celebrate the importance of Apprenticeship training in Leicestershire, publicise the benefits of Apprenticeships as well as ultimately celebrating the success of Apprentices across the region. Ateeqa Omar started her Apprenticeship journey in September 2014, through a Level 3 Technology Apprenticeship at 3aaa Apprenticeships’ Leicester training…
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3aaa Apprenticeships – The Quality Driven Training Provider

City & Guilds are a world leader in global skills development, who inspire people to believe in themselves and unlock their potential through training. Much like City & Guilds, 3aaa Apprenticeships believe learning has no limits and that’s why it is important to celebrate outstanding achievements. For over 100 years, City & Guilds have run…
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The General Election Results: What It Means For Apprenticeships

After a surprising result on all accounts in this month’s General Election, 3aaa Apprenticeships Director of Policy and Strategy, Stewart Segal gives us insight into the facts, his opinion and predictions for the education sector regarding the outcome. Stewart’s Predictions Stewart starts his update by talking about the reappointment of Justine Greening as the Secretary…
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3aaa Apprenticeships Are Building A Long-Term Partnership With Viapath

We’re thrilled to announce that Apprenticeship Levy Club Member Viapath have hired their first 3aaa Apprentice under their new VIAcademy scheme. This is their response to the Government’s new Apprenticeship Levy scheme, which is aiming to transform Apprenticeships to be led by and funded by Employers. Having been working closely in partnership with Viapath since…
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Apprenticeships In America – Plans To Diversify USA Education Routes Are Revealed

Donald Trump has always been a strong supporter of developing Apprenticeships in America. Throughout his presidential campaign, he continuously discussed the importance of developing employees who are suitably skilled for the jobs the USA needs to grow their economy.This week sees the first notable discussions to start introducing new educational routes into the American lifestyle…
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Southampton Apprenticeships Bridge The Skills Gap For Marketing Agencies

Like all our academies, our Southampton Apprenticeships academy is well established and have developed strong working relationships with many leading employers throughout the city and county, building strong ties with the local community. This enables us to recruit the right Apprentice and pair their skills and personality with one of our trusted employers. Marianne Devereux,…
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93% of our Apprentices and Employers are happy with our service

As a pro-active leader in the sector, 3aaa Apprenticeships have invested heavily in customer service and ensuring both our Apprentices and employers receive all the support they need, throughout the Apprenticeship. We have an independent Customer Service team that contact every Apprentice and their Employer at varying intervals throughout the 3aaa Apprenticeships journey. There is…
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What Is The Institute For Apprenticeships?

With the Apprenticeship Levy now underway, there are many changes to ensure that the same quality of Apprenticeships we have seen for many years will be continued, whilst the demand for Apprenticeships increases. The Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) is an employer-led organisation that ensures the delivery of high-quality Apprenticeship standards and advises Government on funding…
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The Apprenticeship Levy – Unintended Positive Consequences? By Peter Marples

My Predictions or a Follow-on From My Manifesto in 2015 Thank you everyone for the positive comments on my articles. You seem to find them at least a little interesting. On LinkedIn, the analytics were telling me 26,000 views for the last article and some interesting companies that are viewing. So, I’ll continue until you…
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Stewart Segal’s Apprenticeship Levy Policy Update

Stewart Segal is the Director of Strategy and Policy at 3aaa Apprenticeships and has many years experience and knowledge in the education and Apprenticeships sectors. With so many changes in the education sector this year, Stewart gave an in-depth Apprenticeship Levy policy update at a recent conference to keep us up to date on all the changes that…
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We’ve Moved! Our Bristol Apprenticeship Academy Has A New Home

May 2017 has been an exciting time for the Apprenticeship industry and even more so for 3aaa Apprenticeships. Not only did we have the expansion of our Head Office located in Derby City Centre, we have also relocated and expanded our Bristol Apprenticeship Academy in Bristol City Centre. With an increasing demand for Apprenticeships in…
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Improving School Career Guidance for London Based Students

3aaa Apprenticeships are delighted to be selected as an official partner of Young Careers which is a new Government backed pilot scheme designed to shape the future of careers advice in England. This partnership enables us to build connections with students who are leaving school and sixth form. The initiative, which is being run by…
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Derek Mapp, 3aaa Apprenticeships Chairman – New Appointment

As reported last month, our chairman Derek Mapp was awarded Quoted Non Executive of the Year for his outstanding work with Huntsworth PLC. We are very proud to announce that yesterday, Derek was appointed as the non executive Chairman of Mitie PLC – a FTSE 250 company operating in the support services sector. This now…
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Slide into Success

EKM Systems are one of many businesses in the Lancashire area who hire Apprentices through 3aaa Apprenticeships. Established in 2002 with over 75 employees to date, EKM Systems currently have over 10,000 clients for whom they provide a range of services to both local and national clients, including eCommerce and Search Engine Optimisation. The 15…
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3aaa Apprenticeships and FSTP have formed a new strategic partnership

We are delighted to announce a strategic partnership between 3aaa Apprenticeships, an established specialist Apprenticeship Provider with Grade 1 ‘Outstanding’ from Ofsted and FSTP LLP, an award-winning training and consultancy firm dedicated to supporting regulated financial services firms. This strategic partnership is designed to provide what is believed to be a unique service to financial…
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What Do The Apprenticeship Reforms Mean For Apprentices?

There have been many changes to the Apprenticeship sector so far this year and we want to ensure our 3aaa Apprentices understand the new Apprenticeship reforms and how the changes will effect them. The Apprenticeship Levy In simple terms, the Apprenticeship Levy is a tax on all UK employers that have a wage bill over £3 million. 0.5%…
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Co-Investment – busting some myths

In a few days the first apprentices funded through the Apprenticeship Levy will start their programmes. This is a very positive and significant point in time for the Apprenticeship sector as we now have a sustainable long term funding system. So it feels like this part of the market is stable – at least for…
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Supply and demand: How Apprenticeships are giving American citizens the skills they need to build careers

In July 2016, 3aaa Apprenticeships expanded into the United States by partnering with the Children’s Guild to create TranZed Apprenticeship Services, which has been a registered training provider for the people of Maryland, Baltimore since November 2016. TranZed Apprenticeship Services are offering IT, Digital Media and Cyber Security Apprenticeships to students 18 years old or…
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TranZed Apprenticeships are one of the first to receive Apprenticeship Innovation Fund Grant Award

Building on this success in the UK, 3aaa Apprenticeships along with the TranZed Apprenticeships Service (Children’s Guild) in Baltimore have launched “3aaa USA” to ensure that there is an affordable, relevant and successful Apprenticeship programs to effectively challenge and provide an alternative to the “college for everyone” culture. With over 5 million unfilled jobs in…
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The General Election 2017: The Effect On Apprenticeships

The announcement that Theresa May is planning to hold a General Election on June 8th 2017 has shocked the Nation. The Prime Minister needed at least two-thirds of the Members of Parliament agreement to make the plans go ahead and now we know that the majority of UK MPs have backed Mrs May’s decision to “put our fate in the hands…
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Sub-Contracting To Continue Under Existing Rules

With the announcements in the past few days on the pause to the proposed tendering of contracts for non levy payers – sense does seem to have prevailed as discussed in our previous article. Yesterday, the ESFA put out some further information about the basis on which contracts will be issued and clarification on the…
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How 3aaa Apprenticeships are expanding in The States

July 2016 marked the birth of TranZed Apprenticeship Services in Baltimore County, and by November, they were a registered Training Provider delivering IT, Cyber Security and Digital Media Apprenticeships. 3aaa Apprenticeships partnered with the Children’s Guild in Baltimore, America, a not-for-profit organisation, to create an Apprenticeship provider in America; TranZed Apprenticeships. In America, anyone who is 18 or…
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The New Apprenticeship System Explained By Stewart Segal

3aaa Apprenticeships and our Apprenticeship Levy Management Team have been helping clients across the UK through the registration process for the new Apprenticeship system (previously referred to as DAS), which has been introduced by the UK Government along with the new Apprenticeship Standards. All employers now need to register with this system in preparation for the Apprenticeship Levy to ensure…
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Funding Non-Levy Payers – Just A Few Ideas That Might Work

So, my last post on LinkedIn ‘wake up and smell the coffee or eat chocolate’ has just gone past 20,000 views in the past 96 hours and I’m assured it is not my son clicking for 19,500 of them. Someone must be listening or interested in what I have to say – read more here https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6260153145633185792/…
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3aaa Apprenticeships Educate The West Midlands On The Apprenticeship Levy

The 3aaa Apprenticeships Levy Management Team hosted their third Apprenticeship Levy Breakfast Event this morning at St. Andrews, the home of Birmingham City Football Club. The conference was held to ensure all employers in Birmingham and surrounding areas, alongside our existing Levy club members, are aware of all the Apprenticeship Levy developments that are currently happening in the UK. The conference was a huge success with more…
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20% Off The Job Training: The Reality For Employers

The Apprenticeship Levy means that employers across England need to understand the basics of off-the-job training for their Apprentices. Off-the-job training is learning which is done outside of the normal day-to-day working environment, it must be carried out within working hours and needs be done for the Apprentice to gain their Apprenticeship qualification. In the video below Stewart Segal, The Director of…
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3aaa Apprenticeships Fill The Skills Gap With New Management Apprenticeship Programme

The Apprenticeship Levy is now with us, so as businesses start to prepare many employers in the UK are becoming concerned about the skills gap that they might have within their organisation. 3aaa Apprenticeships are working with a number of clients who are already taking their programmes forward and will start the first of their Apprentices in May. In the video…
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3aaa Apprenticeships Welcome ESFA Announcement on ‘Pause’ to the Procurement Process

Yesterday, the ESFA (formerly SFA) announced that the procurement process for award of contracts to fund non-Levy payers’ Apprenticeship demands would be paused until at least December 2017 and possibly beyond for a more measured review and debate. 3aaa Apprenticeships welcome this decision, which, despite having caused significant disruption to our business over the past…
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Marketing Derby Bondholder Event at 3aaa Apprenticeships

3aaa Apprenticeships hosted their annual Marketing Derby Bondholder event yesterday morning at our Derby Academy in Aspire House. This year, we invited bondholders to join us for a breakfast meeting, which gave networking opportunities and an insight into the Apprenticeship Reforms and the new Apprenticeship Levy. Speakers included David Wastie, Academy Manager of 3aaa Apprenticeships’ Derby training…
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Passionate Female Digital Marketeer Meets Tracy Pound

3aaa Apprenticeships are helping women across England to build a Technology career through Apprenticeships. Elle Cooper, Digital Marketing Apprentice working with randd uk, spoke to Tracy Pound, Director of Maximity and a key influential figure in the Technology industry about her journey so far as a 3aaa Apprentice and her commitment to owning and leading her own…
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A Heart-Warming Thank You from Saul Haycock to our Worcester Academy for Starting his Career

Saul Haycock, a recent completer of the Level 4 Digital Marketing Apprenticeship with the Worcester 3aaa Apprenticeship academy has shared some heart-felt feedback on his journey as a 3aaa Apprentice. He started his career in Digital Marketing in March 2015 and has since gone on to exceed expectations in the workplace and is now starting…
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UK Companies must publish their Gender Pay Gap from Next Year

All businesses in the United Kingdom with 250 or more employees will have to publish an annual gender pay gap summary to the Government from next year. This comes as part of the Government’s strategy to defeat workplace gender discrimination and increase business performance by opening doors to 50% of the population that have often…
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Supporting the Launch of Derbyshire County Cricket Club’s NatWest T20 Blast Season for the Third Consecutive Year

Yesterday saw the launch of the partnership between Apprenticeship Training Provider 3aaa Apprenticeships and Derbyshire County Cricket Club for the third consecutive season. The continued partnership enables both local and national economic growth through tourism, sport and entertainment. This is a key focus for both the City and the Midlands Engine Strategy. This year promises…
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Largest Ever Investment At Senior Level

In preparation for the launch of the Apprenticeship Levy in May 2017, 3aaa Apprenticeships have appointed two key figures from Derby at senior level, to drive further growth for the Derby-based Apprenticeship training provider. The Apprenticeship Levy sees the biggest shift in Apprenticeships in the last 25 years and is set to revolutionise the industry….
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Women In Technology – A Case Study by Sophie Nicoll

3aaa Apprenticeships are helping women across England to build a Technology career through Apprenticeships. Here is a case study by Sophie Nicoll, a Level 3 Technology Apprentice with 3aaa Apprenticeships’ Cambridge Academy “Go for it!” “I would definitely encourage more women to start a career in Technology. It is predominantly a male-orientated industry but if you’re passionate…
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Aspiring Cyber Security Technician Meets Tracy Pound

3aaa Apprenticeships are helping women across England to build a Technology career through Apprenticeships. Barbara Godkin, Technology Apprentice working with Tiedata LTD, spoke to Tracy Pound, Director of Maximity and a key influential figure in the Technology industry about her journey so far as a 3aaa Apprentice and her aspirations to become a Cyber Security Technician….
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Women In Technology – A Case Study by Leigh

3aaa Apprenticeships are helping women across England to build a Technology career through Apprenticeships. Here is a case study by Leigh, a Level 3 Technology Apprentice with Manpower. “I feel proud to be combatting a stereotype of being a woman in such a male-dominated industry and hope that people read my story and first-hand experience as a…
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Women in Technology Campaign

3aaa Apprenticeships are proud to announce that we are launching our new campaign, Women in Technology. Women across the country often don’t apply for jobs within the Technology Sector for many reasons but a huge factor could be the fact that hardly any women in England currently work in these types of roles. 3aaa Apprenticeships…
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The New Register Of Approved Training Providers – Just What Happened?

The register of approved training providers RoATP has now been published and the dust is beginning to settle. We thought it might be time to take a look at the picture that is painted from the results. We don’t have all the official data and statistics but some simple excel wizardry will am sure get…
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3AAA APPRENTICESHIPS CHAIRMAN WINS PRESTIGIOUS NED OF THE YEAR AWARD

3aaa Apprenticeships chairman Derek Mapp, was last night crowned non-executive director of the year for quoted companies for his work as Chairman of Huntsworth PLC amongst extremely strong competition at an awards ceremony in the city. Peter Marples – joint owner of 3aaa Apprenticeships said ‘Congratulations to Derek. This is not a surprise to us…
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3aaa Apprenticeships Approved on Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers

We are delighted to confirm that we have been approved by the SFA as a provider for Apprenticeships on the new register announced on Monday evening. This enables us to deliver for levy paying clients from the 1st May and for non-levy paying customers subject to the award of a funding contract which is expected…
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Spring Budget 2017 – Apprenticeships and Skills Development Funding Review

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Phillip Hammond’s first Spring Budget was released today, with a key focus on increasing funding for skills development of young people. Here are our Joint Owner, Peter Marples’ views on the Spring Budget. Welcomed additional funding for the training of 16-18-year-olds There is an additional £500 million of funding in the…
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Peter Marples’ Views on National Apprenticeship Week 2017

We have launched a designated section on our website for National Apprenticeship Week, specifically tailored for young people, employers, schools and parents to help increase awareness of Apprenticeships nationwide and bust the myths that still linger around Apprenticeships. Here are the views of Peter Marples, Joint Owner of 3aaa Apprenticeships.   “2017 has already been…
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Stewart Segal Reflects on the Education Sector

With the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy being just round the corner, Stewart Segal reflects on the state of Education Sector. Stewart Segal is our Director of Strategy, Policy and funding at 3aaa Apprenticeships and is the former Chief Executive of the Association of Employment and Learning Providers. There are just a few weeks to…
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Martin Donaldson wins City and Guilds Medal of Excellence!

In October 2016, City and Guilds announced the Medal of Excellence Awards. The criteria took four key areas into account; enthusiasm for subject, outstanding knowledge & skill, championing learning and innovation & originality. 3aaa Apprenticeships naturally nominated Martin Donaldson. Martin joined 3aaa Apprenticeships in 2015 as a Digital Marketing Trainer and Assessor and has since…
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National Apprenticeship Week 2017

National Apprenticeship Week 2017 is a key period for the Apprenticeship Industry, being a week to celebrate the success of, and increase awareness of, Apprenticeships for both Apprentices and their employers. 2017 – the year of change… 2017 has already been an eventful year and has identified skills development and the growth of the UK…
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Derby North MP – “The Midlands Engine will play a key part to post-Brexit UK”

Amanda Solloway MP, Conservative MP for Derby North was in Westminster Hall this morning, discussing the importance of the ‘Midlands Engine’ for the countries post-Brexit economic growth, which is strongly supported in the modernised Industrial Strategy released by the Prime Minister yesterday. She also highlighted the importance of skills and the support of training providers,…
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Modernised Industrial Strategy for a Highly Skilled Country

Prime Minister, Theresa May utilised her first regional Cabinet meeting this morning to announce proposals for a modern Industrial Strategy. It sets out to drive growth across the whole country and place a spotlight on skills development and opportunities to progress into high paid, high skilled jobs. Below is a video of our Director of Strategy,…
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London-Based Businesses Behind the Rest of the Country with Apprenticeships

London-based businesses have always been a difficult demographic to target for the Apprenticeship industry and still, one third of these companies favor university degrees over diplomas and other qualifications earned in the workplace. This is drastically more than anywhere else in the UK and it is exemplar of ‘stone age’ thinking. This negative misconception is…
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What are the new Apprenticeship Standards?

With the Apprenticeship Levy beginning in less than 4 months, it is imperative to make sure that employers know all the details. As I am sure you will be aware, one of the main objectives of the Government’s reforms of Apprenticeships is to switch delivery from the current Apprenticeship Frameworks to the new Apprenticeship Standards….
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3aaa Apprentices graduate from CSC

UPDATE: A further 12 young people have graduated from their 3aaa Apprenticeship with CSC and are now progressing to the Level 4 3aaa Apprenticeship in Technology. Eleanor James, 3aaa Apprenticeships Sheffield Academy commented: “We had the privilege of presenting our hard-working CSC Apprentices with their well-earned certificates. Their success was recognised by their line managers…
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Norwich 3aaa Apprenticeships Trainer & Assessor wins People’s Choice Award

Lauren Burrows, Digital Marketing Trainer and Assessor for our Norwich Apprenticeships Academy has received an exclusive award for her contribution to a pitch-style competition in Norfolk. She was part of a team who developed an application interface called Hector Help, which aimed to help give young people a voice when it comes to bullying. Hector…
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Nottingham 3aaa Apprentice wins Apprentice of the Year

Nottingham Apprentice Tamara Phillips, who completed the Level 3 Technology 3aaa Apprenticeship with our Nottingham training academy, has received the ultimate recognition for her achievement and dedication to her Apprenticeship with digital marketing agency Adtrak. During her 3aaa Apprenticeship, she competed in a technology competition and, of course, won. This gave her the opportunity to…
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The First 3aaa Apprenticeship Achiever for our Middlesbrough Training Academy!

2015 saw the launch of over 20 3aaa Apprenticeship academies across England and twelve months on, we see our first achievers celebrating their successful Apprenticeship with their local academy. We get to see first hand how 3aaa Apprenticeships have been crucial in building the foundations for their careers. Joseph Shannon at the 3aaa Apprenticeships Middlesbrough…
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3aaa Apprenticeships Launch Expansion to Worcester Training Academy

On Thursday 8th December 2016, 3aaa Apprenticeships are holding a combined graduation and launch event for our newly extended Worcester Apprenticeships Academy, which will see 3aaa Apprenticeships further become a pivotal part in the skills development of young people in and around Worcester. The event will commence at 5.30pm, when guests will be given a…
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3aaa Apprenticeships Host Google Digital Garage Workshop

Last week saw 3aaa Apprenticeships Tamworth Academy host their first ever Google Digital Garage event, delivered in partnership with Google, at our Tamworth Apprenticeship Training Academy. The Google Digital Garage covered topics such as search marketing and utilising social media for business. The aim of these workshops is to help businesses and Apprentices to make the…
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3aaa Apprenticeships host second Apprenticeship Levy conference

On Thursday 8th December 2016, 3aaa Apprenticeships will host their second Apprenticeship Levy conference for large businesses and organisations to discuss the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy, which will come into effect in April 2017.  The event is the second in a series of conferences and will be held at the 3aaa County Cricket Ground…
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3aaa Apprenticeships Follow Nick Knowles in Supporting Children in Need

It’s that time of year again! Pudsey’s famous eye patch is in position and fund-raising events are happening across the country. Here at 3aaa Apprenticeships, we’re joining in the fund-raising fun for Children in Need, just as our President of the National Construction Academy, part of 3aaa Apprenticeships, TV presenter Nick Knowles has done. Inspired…
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3aaa Apprenticeship Graduations

Over the past few months 3aaa Apprenticeships has seen graduations at its academies in Birmingham and Middlesbrough. Both Apprentices and employers were invited to help celebrate the commitment and effort learners had put into their work and learning throughout their course. On the 22nd of September, our Birmingham Academy learners completed their IT and Business Admin…
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3aaa Apprenticeships’s New Apprenticeship Model Approved By Training Council

Di McEvoy-Robinson and Peter Marples – Joint Owners of 3aaa Apprenticeships are delighted to announce that 3aaa USA continues to pioneer new ways of working. The first ever new model for offering Apprenticeships in the USA was approved for 3aaa Apprenticeships on November 15th in Maryland USA. Under the name of our American activity in partnership…
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FIRST LESSONS BEGIN FOR NCA APPRENTICES

The first cohort of NCA Apprentices was welcomed this week into the Academy in Derby to their first lesson as part of their Level 2 Apprenticeship Programme in Trowel Trades, all of whom are employed by employers across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. During the lesson, the Apprentices were able to develop their skills in Bricklaying, working…
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3aaa America Leads the New Era of Education

A new era for the USA with a new President-Elect and a new era for education with the exciting news of 3aaa Apprenticeships America launching Apprenticeships in the USA. UK based joint owner of 3aaa Apprenticeships, Di McEvoy-Robinson, will join the President of USA Operations, Paul Champion, and their newly established team, to officially launch 3aaa…
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Tracy Pound Announced as 3aaa Apprenticeships Ambassador

We are delighted to be working in partnership with Tracy Pound, Managing Director of Maximity and 2016 winner of PRC’s Women of the Year award. We aim to bring equal opportunities to all, especially with regards to opportunities in Technology for women. With Tracy’s passion, enthusiasm and drive and 3aaa Apprenticeships’s commitment to deliver outstanding…
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National Apprenticeship Week 2017 will be 6 to 10 March 2017

2017 may seem a while away yet, but 3aaa Apprenticeships are already preparing for the biggest week in the Apprenticeship world – National Apprenticeship Week. Last year, we brought you the launch of Iam3aaa, which aimed to educate in depth how 3aaa Apprentices are at the forefront of the Apprenticeships and have become a pivotal…
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“One year after leaving school and I’ve gained an internationally recognised qualification in Digital Marketing” – Daniel Dudley

Daniel Dudley has just completed his Level 3 Digital Marketing Apprenticeship with the 3aaa Leeds Academy. This article shows him highlighting the common misconceptions about further education and how you need to make the first step that is right for you, not for everyone else. “I’ve officially completed my Level 3 Digital Marketing Apprenticeship! One…
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Project Managers Take the Pain Away

Levy paying employers are realising that they need to maximise value from their levy contribution, the question is how do employers make it happen? The answer is simple, utilise the 3aaa offer of free project managers for large employers. For many employers, this is a scary question that without the right apprenticeship partner can be difficult…
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Are you Ready for the Apprenticeship Levy?

A question a large number of companies are being asked by training providers – but are training providers ready for the Levy and what will they offer for Levy Management to companies. With a host of “ solutions” out there ranging from a full managed service  (or in other words exactly the same delivery model…
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Protected: An Alternative to University – 3aaa Apprenticeships offer Degree Level Qualifications

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It’s All Systems Go for the Apprenticeship Levy by Peter Marples

As we previously outlined, we did not envisage any fundamental changes to the previous announcements. Whilst we enter week 2 of the Olympics in Rio with our medal haul increasing, 3aaa are pleased to announce we have signed up our 10th employer to our Levy Management Service, with a further 20 ready to sign in…
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Confirmed – the Levy will go ahead in April 2017

It has now been confirmed by the Government that the Apprenticeship Levy will go ahead as planned from April 2017.  This finally will stop the speculation about the future of Apprenticeships and will mean that employers can plan for the implementation of the Levy and how they will utilise the funds in driving forward their…
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Working towards an Effective Apprenticeship Levy Implementation by Stewart Segal

When 3aaa established a team earlier this year to initiate discussions with employers who will be paying the Apprenticeship Levy from April 2017, we thought we might have been a little bit early in the cycle.  In fact employers have welcomed the discussions around how the Levy will affect them and more importantly how they…
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Apprenticeship Levy Update from Peter Marples

Well the sunshine is now out (albeit briefly), our Apprenticeship Levy sales team is beautifully formed and out in the market place. We have advertised for 10 Project Managers to support the initial stages of implementation, so £1 million invested and the Levy hasn’t even started yet. What have we been doing and what are…
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Nick Knowles appointed as President of the new National Construction Academy (NCA)

The National Construction Academy (NCA) are delighted to announce the appointment of Nick Knowles, TV presenter, director and writer as President. Nick brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role and is passionate about helping young people to secure careers in the construction industry. His work reflects a genuine understanding of…
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How 3aaa are Supporting Public Sector Companies with the Apprenticeship Levy

In the last few months 3aaa has been talking to both private and public sector organisations about the Apprenticeship Levy and the expansion of the Apprenticeship programme in the public sector.  There is still a lot of confusion about the implementation of the Levy and what organisations can do to invest those Levy payments into cost…
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Practical Planning for Levy Implementation

We have been talking to many businesses over the past few months, both big and small in relation to the implementation of the levy. So what are they saying to us ? Well many businesses remain unaware of what it will mean to them so if you are only just thinking about it, don’t worry,…
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The Effect of Brexit on 3aaa Apprenticeships

As 3aaa continues to grow the Apprenticeship programme and even more employers get interested about Apprenticeships and the levy, there have been lots of comments about how the exit from the EU may affect the skills sector.  Many of the key skills programmes funded by government have used funds from the EU.  That includes Apprenticeships. …
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3aaa Sheffield Apprentice, Alex Bellis wins 2016 Rotherham Apprentice of the Year Award!

We are delighted to announce that one of our 3aaa Sheffield Apprentices, Alex Bellis, , was honoured with the Rotherham Apprentice of the Year award for 2016 this week. The award is recognition of both Alex’s ability and work ethic during her Apprenticeship as well as the impact that she has had within the business. Alex currently…
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3aaa are taking ‘Technology Apprenticeships’ to the USA

3aaa in conjunction with the Children’s Guild are set to transform the state of Maryland by introducing a UK style Apprenticeship service to the city of Baltimore. With 3aaa’s experience of delivering high quality Apprenticeships in the ‘technology’ sector and The Children’s Guild’s local reputation already established within Baltimore, August 2016 will see the opening…
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Euro 2016 – ‘Find the Logo Competition’

With the top National Football Teams in Europe taking centre stage over the next few weeks, we are running our very own competition to celebrate the tournament. Entering the competition is simple! Each day we will hide the logo for one of the teams competing in the tournament on our website; if you find the…
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3AAA TRAINER NOMINATED FOR AWARD AT RESTORATIVE PRACTICE AWARDS

Lee Moorton, IT Trainer at Chelmsford Academy recently reached the final in the Cutting Edge Category for designing an App that is used by support services, particularly those working with troubled teenagers and the criminal justice system that teaches empathy to those who have harmed others. The focus of these awards is to celebrate together the…
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3aaa: Our Apprenticeship Journey with Derby County by Sam Bailey

For most football enthusiasts, many believe that an opportunity to work in the fast-paced, highly-competitive world that is professional football can be nothing more than a dream. I was always advised that a clear pathway into the footballing industry didn’t exist for teenagers with next to no experience and quite rightly so. That was, however,…
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AGE Grant – Did you Know?

Did you know? As a small company, you could receive up to 5 payments of £1500 for hiring Apprentices through 3aaa! IS YOUR BUSINESS ELIGIBLE? 1) The Apprentice that you employ is aged between 16 and 24. 2) You have not recruited an Apprentice in the last 12 months that you haven’t claimed an AGE grant for. 3)…
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TAMWORTH CHAMPION WOMEN IN IT WITH THE HELP OF INDUSTRY LEGEND TRACY POUND

This week the 3aaa Tamworth team met with the highly inspirational Tracy Pound, an IT professional who has thrived throughout her career in IT. The visit, which took place at the Tamworth academy offices, was an opportunity for Tracy to see the facilities and find out more about 3aaa and the work that we do….
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“Apprenticeships are for everyone and can take you anywhere” – Nick Boles, Minister of State for Skills

Minister of State for Skills, Nick Boles addressed the House of Commons yesterday, with a statement on Apprenticeships. He gave updates on the Apprenticeship budget, SME funding, the public sector and confirmed that further technical updates around the mechanics of the Apprenticeship levy will soon be announced after next week’s budget statement from the Chancellor….
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Young Females Encouraged to Undertake IT Apprenticeships in Support of International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is a worldwide event that celebrates women’s achievements, from the political to the social, while calling for gender equality. It has been observed since the early 1900s and is now an annual occasion of celebration, recognised each year on 8th March. As part of our continuing campaign to encourage, support and inspire…
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Middlesbrough Training Providers to Sponsor Tour De Yorkshire 2016

3aaa, the Ofsted Grade 1 outstanding National Apprenticeship providers are sponsoring Stage 3 of the Tour De Yorkshire. Broadcasted to an expected six million viewers, and with approximately one million spectators, 3aaa are delighted to announce the partnership. The race begins on 29th April 2016, and 1st May will see Stage 3 of the race…
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3aaa Apprentice Represents Greater Manchester Apprenticeship Ambassador Programme

For Kyal Smalley, University was unappealing; the idea of large debts and difficulty finding a job after graduating made little sense. Whilst he wanted to learn and get an education, he desired something more engaging and hands on, whilst having the opportunity to earn money at the same time. Kyal was quickly placed at 3aaa…
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3aaa Business Administration Assessor ‘wows’ Employer

Yesterday, one of our Business Administration Assessors, Barbara Hill was endorsed for her outstanding and continued support of two of our Apprentices. Lauren Phipps, Senior Risk Manager for Bibby Leasing Ltd said “Barbara has been a breath of fresh air.  She has helped and guided them through their modules offering real support and advice. She…
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STOKE APPRENTICE LUKE HOUGH WINS APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR AT STAFFORDSHIRE BUSINESS AWARDS 2016

This week, one of our academy’s Apprentices has been selected as the Apprentice of the Year at The Staffordshire Business Awards, one of the biggest events of its kind in Staffordshire and South Cheshire area. Luke, who is currently completing his Digital Marketing Level 3 Apprenticeship at PSR, received the highest number of enquiries during…
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STOKE SUCCESS – HIGH ACCLAIM FOR ACADEMY GRAND OPENING

3aaa Stoke officially opened their doors this week, inviting young people, parents and employers to come and meet the team and to find out more about the Apprenticeship opportunities that they offer. Prior to the Grand Opening, Stoke held a video and digital marketing workshop event on Monday 29th which was organised in partnership with…
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Iam3aaa – New Campaign Launched Today

This week has seen the launch of our newest campaign, Iam3aaa. This campaign explores the lives of 3aaa Apprentices who have grown not only professionally, but personally throughout their Apprenticeships, and will run throughout National Apprenticeship Week. This newest campaign looks into the lives of our Apprentices, who have grown not only professionally, but personally…
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David Cameron Backs Suffolk 500 Campaign to Hire 500 Apprentices in 100 Days

Apprenticeships Suffolk Business Service (ASBS) have introduced a brand new initiative, aiming to create 500 Apprenticeships in just 100 days. Prime minister, David Cameron has shown his support for the campaign, describing it as a “great initiative.” The aim of Suffolk 500 is to promote Apprenticeships to Suffolk employers, highlighting why supporting an Apprenticeship is…
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Zola Jackson – How a Traineeship Kick Started my Career

As young people across the country start to seriously think about their options after they have finished school, new research shows that more and more are considering Traineeships as the best route into the career of their dreams. A Traineeship is an education and training programme with work experience that unlocks the great potential of…
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THE TORCH HAS BEEN LIT FOR APPRENTICESHIPS

The skills funding agency have officially launched their latest campaign in the run up to National Apprenticeship Week, with their ‘Pass the Torch’ campaign. An Olympic style torch has been created, by Apprentices, in line with this campaign. This torch, which symbolises ‘the passing of knowledge from one generation to the next’, will be touring…
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3aaa York Grand Opening

You’re invited to attend the Grand Opening of our York Academy on Monday 14th March 2016, from 10am to 2pm. To attend, simply enter your details below. This day will give you the opportunity to discover more about modern Apprenticeships and how 3aaa can make monumental changes to the careers and lives of young people….
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Romford team help aspiring apprentice get his dream job within 3 hours

The team at the Romford academy have managed to change the life of one talented young person, all within the space of 3 hours. Toni Watson, Apprentice Intake for Romford met with the aspiring Business Administration applicant after a short telephone interview and within 3 hours had arranged an interview which resulted in a placement….
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The 3aaa Country Ground to host 2017 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup

The International Cricket Council today announced that The 3aaa County Ground, Derby will be one of the four main host venues at next summer’s ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup, bringing together the top eight women’s national teams in the world in England from June 2017. It is the first global sporting event to be held…
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3aaa Apprenticeships and CSC Banbury

Looking to earn while you learn, both academically and technically? Looking for a Career in IT – with real opportunity to develop? Then we want you to join CSC as an IT Customer Support Apprentice! An exciting opportunity to work in the Application Support Team delivering 2nd level support for Healthcare Patient Administration Systems, Clinical…
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Apprenticeship Numbers on the Rise

The number of young people that are choosing apprenticeships is increasing, with higher-level apprenticeships also on the rise, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has reported. Provisional figures released last week stated that more than 150,000 people aged 19 and under in England began an apprenticeship in the last quarter of 2015, with at least 11,000…
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Apprenticeship Funding to See Annual Increase

With the Education Funding Agency (EFA) confirming its commitment to increase the budget for apprenticeships during the current parliament, 3aaa take a look at the impact on apprentices and training providers. The annual funding letter, released earlier this month stated that the apprenticeship budget for students age 16-18 for the academic year 2016-17 will increase…
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Public Sector Vow to Offer Highest Number of Apprenticeship Opportunities to Date

In light of the request by Skills Minister, Nick Boles’, for public sector institutions to give more young people work opportunities, the public sector has vowed to take on more Apprentices than they ever have before. With the private sector dominating when it comes to driving Apprenticeships forward, the public sector has been tasked with…
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Announcement – 3aaa appoint new CEO and Director of Strategy, Policy and Funding

Aspire Achieve Advance limited (3aaa), a leading provider of apprenticeship training and delivery in England and Ofsted ‘Grade 1’ Outstanding provider are delighted to announce two important senior appointments to the business. Sat Bains has joined 3aaa as the new CEO and Stewart Segal will join at the beginning of April in the newly created…
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George Osborne Promotes Apprenticeships in Gloucester: 3aaa Back Apprenticeship Campaign

Last week saw the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, launch a most ambitious and significant Apprenticeship campaign in the county of Gloucester. Throughout the year of 2016, the campaign Apprentice 1000 will train 1,000 young people and workers across both Gloucester and Cheltenham to help boost the economy and productivity of the county. The…
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STOKE APPRENTICES NOMINATED FOR SENTINEL BUSINESS AWARDS

This week, four of 3aaa’s finest Apprentices have been nominated for awards at The Sentinel Business Awards, one of the biggest events of its kind in Staffordshire and South Cheshire area. 3aaa Stoke, along with the nominee’s employers, put forward the exceptional group for the prestigious awards. The victors will win a host of prizes:…
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Winner of The Apprentice 2015 hires 3aaa Apprentice from the Peterborough Academy

After winning Lord Sugar’s backing for his very own plumbing business, 26 year old Joseph Valente decided to hire 3aaa Peterborough’s Apprentice George Edwards as a Business Administrator for his company. Joseph quoted, “Apprenticeships are going to be the backbone of this country.” Joseph, having started out as an Apprentice himself said, “I’m going to…
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WIN BIG WITH 3AAA THIS FESTIVE SEASON! – NORWICH CITY FC VS CHELSEA FC

3aaa and Norwich City Football Club are proud to offer you and a plus one this exclusive opportunity to enjoy an amazing money-cannot-buy experience. You will watch Norwich take on Chelsea in this key game of the Premier League season on Tuesday 1st March 2016. The experience doesn’t stop at just watching the game either!…
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3aaa Apprentice Ambassador, Ashleigh Porter chosen as a recipient of a Queen’s Award for Young Leaders

We are delighted that our 3aaa Apprentice Ambassador, Ashleigh Porter has been recognised for her excellent work with young people and has been chosen as a recipient of a Queen’s Award for Young Leaders, one of only three young people from the UK to have been selected. Having come from a working class back ground…
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AUTUMN STATEMENT: APPRENTICESHIP LEVY

With the confirmation of the ‘Apprenticeship Levy’ in George Osborne’s Autumn Statement  and Spending Review effective by April 2017, 3aaa take a look at the impact and opportunities available to employers. The ‘Apprenticeship Levy’ has been set at the rate of 0.5% of payroll with an annual exemption limit of £15,000 meaning that only if…
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CHELMSFORD CALL CENTRE – ACADEMY TAKES NEW APPROACH TO IT LEARNING

This week, Chelmsford Academy’s Apprentices created their very own Helpdesk Call Centre as a way of finishing their IT assignment in style. Apprentices. as part of their Technology Certificate, have to complete an assignment which consists of a fake call centre scenario where they must take 15 example email support requests and respond within a…
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3aaa attend Young Women’s trust event

On 23rd November, 3aaa’s Carly Pollard, Regional Apprentice Intake Manager for the East was lucky enough to attend Young Women’s Trust’s seminar in London on behalf of 3aaa.  The topic of the day was “making Apprenticeships work for young women”.  Attendees included, amongst others, training providers, employers, government officials and most importantly, young women with…
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Education Investor Awards 2015

3aaa were finalists at the 2015 Education Investor Awards and were delighted to play host to some of our outstanding clients. The owners of Eposability and Aubergine 262 and their guests joined Di McEvoy-Robinson at the annual awards event in London on 11th November. We were strong finalists in the education provider of the year…
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3aaa launch new and improved website

Monday 9th November marks the official launch date for 3aaa’s new website. The website, which boasts numerous new features is more user friendly and easier to navigate than ever before. Having been under development for the past few months, our new website is aimed at improving the whole user journey whilst being more interactive and reducing the amount…
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The only private training provider to be chosen by ofsted to share best practice

3aaa Ofsted have chosen 3aaa to provide our best practices as an Ofsted Grade 1 provider. In an exclusive interview, Ofsted’s Anita Pyrkotsch-Jones and 3aaa’s Di McEvoy-Robinson discussed 3aaa’s best practice in delivering Information, advice and guidance to their Apprentices. All three are elements which have proven to be strengths across the board for 3aaa…
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3aaa Bristol meet newest Dragon at Sun Employment Roadshow

3aaa bristol Our team at 3aaa Bristol had the opportunity to meet the newest dragon, Sarah Willingham, who joined BBC’s Dragons Den not too long ago. Adam Rooke, Bristol’s Apprentice Intake, and Kiera Evans, one of Bristol’s strongest Apprentices and ambassador for 3aaa both spoke with Sarah about the work 3aaa is doing across the…
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“Coming here was the best move I have ever made”

David Koleczko IT Level 3 Apprentice Having wanted to work within the IT sector for a long time, David decided that the best option for him was to embark on an IT Apprenticeship. The search was a long and difficult one, however once meeting with 3aaa his dream Apprenticeship was soon found. Having completed his…
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BRISTOL APPRENTICE BECOMES LOCAL AMBASSADOR FOR APPRENTICESHIPS

3aaa Bristol One of our high flying Apprentices from the Bristol Academy, Kiera Evans has recently been making a big impact in local schools, by speaking highly about her Apprenticeship experiences. Kiera, who finished her A Levels and wanted to pursue an ambitious career was initially being pushed by her school to go to university….
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National Enterprise Challenge 2016 Launch

On Monday 5th October, our co-owner Di McEvoy-Robinson joined 3 of our Apprentices from the Stoke Academy at The House of Commons for the launch of the National Enterprise Challenge 2016. We are delighted to be the official Apprenticeship Provider for the National Enterprise Challenge 2016 after previously sponsoring the event last year. Since launching…
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APPRENTICE WAGE SOARS IN ITS BIGGEST INCREASE TO DATE

Last week, on the 1st of October, the National Apprenticeship minimum wage increased yet again, however this time in its biggest increase to date. The wage, which was originally £2.73 per hour has now risen to £3.30 per hour. Sajid Javid, Conservative MP and Secretary of State for Business, described the reasoning for the increase…
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3AAA NORTHAMPTON CELEBRATE GRAND OPENING WITH VISITS FROM LOCAL MAYOR AND MP

3aaa Northampton The 3aaa Northampton Academy celebrated their official grand opening yesterday. The grand opening itself, which was opened by Mayor of Northampton Councillor Penelope Flavell, was attended by numerous local employers and Apprentices who were all impressed by the day’s events. Mayor Penelope Flavell opened the day with a rousing speech welcoming the team…
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3AAA RECEIVE VISIT FROM LOCAL MP IN SUPPORT OF APPRENTICESHIPS

3aaa Gloucester The team at Gloucester received a very special visitor this week in the form of Conservative MP, Richard Graham. The meeting, which aimed to give Richard an insight into the world of 3aaa and its aims and ambitions for the young people of Gloucester, was a huge success. After receiving a tour of…
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BLACKBURN MARK GRAND OPENING WITH VISITS FROM LOCAL MAYOR AND MP

3aaa Blackburn The 3aaa team at Blackburn celebrated their official grand opening on Friday of last week. The day, which was attended by a number of chief members of the local community, was a great success for the academy. The Mayor, Councillor Faryad Hussain officially opened the academy, marking the beginning of the celebrations. The…
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3aaa sponsor NatWest T20 Blast Player of the Year

Derbyshire County Cricket Club End of Season Awards Evening On Saturday 26th September, we attended the Derbyshire County Cricket Club Players Awards evening to celebrate the success of the club and their impressive 2015 season. 3aaa sponsored the event and the NatWest T20 Blast Player of the Year, presented by Mark Edworthy was won by…
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CAMBRIDGE OFFER FREE BUS OPPORTUNITIES TO APPRENTICES IN NEED

3aaa Cambridge Cambridge academy were met with a very generous offer this week, with Cambridge bus company, Stage Coaches, offering all Apprentices who are struggling with transport free bus travel and travel advice. The offer, which aims to help new Apprentices in their first few steps into their future career, provides starters with a week…
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3AAA HOLDS DIGITAL MARKETING WORKSHOP FOR LOCAL EMPLOYERS

3aaa Watford Today the 3aaa Watford academy played host to around 30 local employers who were looking to broaden their knowledge of social media and digital marketing. The day consisted of a number of presentations and interactive sessions which aimed to give attendees a basic understanding of digital marketing, its uses, and its benefits for…
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3aaa publishes subcontracting fees policy

In line with Skills a Funding Agency requirements 3aaa has today published its annual subcontracting fees policy.  This can be found at [Here]

The two Aiden’s of Bedford!

3aaa Bedford “I wish I’d learnt about Apprenticeships sooner, I’d recommend it to anyone!” – Aiden Gregory IT Level 3 Apprentice When deciding on his future career, Aiden thought that university was the only option. He had always enjoyed ICT at school and so believed that his future was destined to be in IT. During…
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I will walk 500 miles…..

The 3aaa Maidstone Academy have made yet another placement, in the form of Ryan Clarke, a Digital Marketing Level 3 Apprentice. Ryan was referred to 3aaa by a friend who was already working as an Apprentice. Over the course of a few weeks Ryan was invited in for an interview, attended a number of employability…
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3aaa Maidstone receives heartfelt thanks from star Apprentice

The 3aaa Maidstone Academy have been excelling tremendously in recent months, and their Apprentices could not be more grateful for the hard work that they are carrying out day after day. One such Apprentice stood out above the rest after the team received his gracious thank you letter. Evan Brignull, a level 3 IT Apprentice…
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Peterborough celebrate 6 month benchmark with their 50th placement

Peterborough have gone from strength to strength since opening 6 months ago, with them celebrating their 50th placement this week. The new 3aaa team at Peterborough started off strong from the moment they opened their doors. The dedicated team hit the ground running within their first few months, wasting no time in recruiting their first…
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BRISTOL ACADEMY HOSTS IT WORKSHOP FOR OVER 55’S

Yesterday, the Bristol Academy hosted their 5th ITEA4U session in association with Link Age Bristol, where a few of our Bristol Apprentices took on the role of trainer and educated the class of over 55’s in all things tech and web related. With young people being seen as ‘geniuses’  when it comes to modern technology,…
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MAJORITY OF UNI GRADS IN ‘NON-GRADUATE JOBS’ WITH APPRENTICESHIPS ON THE UP

Recent findings, as reported by the CIPD, show that almost 60% of university graduates are working in non-graduate roles after completing their degrees. With such a huge number of graduates leaving university with little to no work experience, all achieving similar if not exactly the same grades, employers are finding it increasingly difficult to find…
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RESULTS DAYS 2015 – SCHOOL LEAVERS CELEBRATE TRIUMPHS WITH 3AAA

Over the past two weeks, on the 13th (A-Level Results) and 20th (GCSE Results) of August, our 3aaa teams across the country have been on hand to offer helpful support and guidance to the hundreds of school leavers who were receiving their exam results. 3aaa is the leading Apprenticeship provider in England, specialising in the…
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3aaa Form New Partnership With DCFA

3aaa are delighted to announce a four year partnership deal with the Derbyshire County Football Association. The partnership will ensure that Derbyshire CFA will be able to continue their work in the administration, regulation and development of the game at the same time as delivering The FA National Game Strategy. The Derbyshire County FA aspires to be…
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Bristol Academy talk about Apprenticeship on Made in Bristol TV

As thousands of young people received their AS and A Level results across the country yesterday, 3aaa Bristol were on hand to provide helpful information about Apprenticeships and the outstanding programmes and support that we offer at 3aaa. Abbey Charman, Recruitment Executive at 3aaa Bristol attended St. Brendan’s Sixth Form College and spoke to the…
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3aaa York raise awareness of Apprenticeships on local radio station

On Tuesday 11th August, Apprentice Intake Executive, Jamie Green spoke to local listeners about Apprenticeships and the new 3aaa academy in York. Jamie was invited to speak at the local radio station – Vale Radio as part of their education information during A-Level Results Week. Vale Radio is the new local radio station for the…
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Bradford Academy to Celebrate Grand Opening in Results Week

The new 3aaa team at Bradford are set to officially open their doors this coming week, just in time to welcome the influx of local school leavers who are interested in a future in Apprenticeships. The Bradford Academy have most certainly hit the ground running, and have wasted no time in organising a grand opening…
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3aaa – There’s never been a better time to be an Apprentice

As students prepare to receive their A Level results this coming Thursday 13th August, 3aaa will be on hand at schools across the country to offer helpful advice and guidance on what career possibilities are open to them after leaving school. 3aaa is the leading Apprenticeship provider in England, specialising in the delivery of Professional…
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3aaa Bristol Academy continues to Break Records

Our very own Bristol Academy continues to bring outstanding opportunities to the young people of Bristol, as they celebrate over 200 Apprentice starts in the space of 14 months. The team at Bristol have had an incredible year since its grand opening in April. From achieving over 100 starts within their first 9 months, to…
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3aaa team up with Norwich City Football Club

We are delighted to announce that 3aaa has joined forces with Norwich City as we continue to use the ‘power of sport’ to help change the lives of young people and engage with the local communities in which we work. 3aaa is the outstanding training provider of Apprenticeships in England, specialising in the delivery of Professional…
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“How my Apprenticeship has made a difference” – Lauren Seal – Level 3 IT Apprentice

As an art and design enthusiast, Lauren believed her future would be art related. Never did she imagine that she would be working as an IT Apprentice. Through speaking with the team at Watford and explaining her passion for art, they managed to find her a role that both encompassed art and design while at…
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3aaa Apprentices join with Youth Employment UK (YEUK) to promote youth in employment

Three of our most promising Apprentices, Conor Moody, Gert Zaparackas and Euan Makhecha took part in a campaign with business partners YEUK. The campaign consisted of a number of videos of their experience as an Apprentice, which took place in central London this week. Regional Apprentice Intake Victoria Walker and Kings Cross Apprentice Intake Toni…
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Peterborough’s female Apprentices buck the trend

As part of our continuing campaign to encourage, support and inspire more women into the world of IT, we are pleased to announce that our very own Peterborough Academy has just recently placed their very first two females into an IT workplace. Rita Mendez is currently working at a fantastic company called Remark Group, as…
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‘So glad to have been an Apprentice with 3aaa’ – James Prendergast – Level 3 IT Apprentice

With such a passion for computing, there was no question for James Prendergast that a career in IT was his future ambition. From his first interview with Luke Culling, Chelmsford’s Apprentice Intake, it was apparent that his drive and enthusiasm was going to make him an excellent candidate. Luke had nothing but good words to…
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3aaa Bedford – We’ve moved!

The Bedford Academy, one of 3aaa’s oldest academies, has recently relocated to bigger and better offices in Bedford city centre. After a hectic move in June, the team have now fully settled in and hit the ground running with a lot more space to play with! Having previously been based in smaller rooms at Bedford…
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3aaa Add Pedal Power to Team Raleigh GAC

We are delighted to announce that we have extended our sports sponsorship programme and put our weight behind Team Raleigh GAC, the Derby-based professional cycling team. We shall be supporting Team Raleigh in their bid for podium success this summer in a number of competitions across the UK, culminating in the gruelling and high-profile Tour…
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Croydon Academy gets community support in fun photo campaign

The team at Croydon have taken a different approach in their leaflet dropping, by making it a fun and engaging experience for the local people of Croydon. Sharif Robert, the Apprentice Intake for Croydon academy, came up with the idea of getting people on the street to pose for funny photos with some of our…
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Giant cricket stumps now installed on Pentagon Island – Derby

A giant set of cricket stumps have now been installed at the gateway to the city of Derby on the Pentagon Roundabout. This iconic landmark, aimed at boosting Derbyshire County Cricket Club’s bid for the city to host the 2017 Women’s World Cup, has been funded by 100 local businesses including 3aaa who have each…
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3aaa present KS4 Boy of the Year at the National Enterprise Challenge 2015

On Wednesday 8th July, we were delighted to present Mohammed Dagham with the Key Stage 4 Boy of the Year award at the National Enterprise Challenge Final 2015. We also sponsored the presenters of the grand final at Alton Towers. This year the sponsors were magician Ben Hanlin from ITV2’s ‘Tricked’ along with X Factor…
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Izaak Crook – Level 3 Digital Marketing –Nottingham Academy – ‘Turning my passion into a real career’

When Izaak Crook left school and started to think about his options for the further, his mind was very clear – he wanted to turn his passion for Marketing and IT into a thriving career and he wasted no time in doing this. Izaak was adamant that he wanted to earn while he learnt real…
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3aaa Extend Their Derby County Training Wear Sponsorship for 2015/16 Season

Derby County is pleased to announce that Aspire Achieve Advance Limited (3aaa) have extended their agreement as the Rams’ training wear sponsor for the 2015/16 season. The agreement will once again see 3aaa’s logo appear on Derby’s first-team and management staff’s day-to-day training wear, after a successful relationship with the club during the 2014/15 campaign….
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3aaa appoint Marc Edworthy as new Power of Sport Lead

3aaa are delighted to announce the appointment of ex Derby County and Norwich footballer Marc Edworthy as our new Power of Sport Lead. Marc, who was promoted to the Premier League 5 times in his career played for a number of clubs including Derby County, Norwich City, Coventry City and Crystal Palace and still has…
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3aaa Apprentice Ambassador Ashleigh Porter provides inspirational talk for Liverpool students

On Monday this week, our 3aaa Apprentice Ambassador, Ashleigh Porter attended the UAL (University Academy Liverpool) School in Liverpool and provided an inspirational careers session for a group of students. Ashleigh was joined at the school by Apprentice Intake Executive, Mark Fitzgerald as they aimed to inform the young people about the life changing opportunities…
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3aaa to sponsor Ben Hanlin and Only the Young at The National Enterprise Challenge Finals 2015

We are delighted and excited to be sponsoring the presenters of the National Enterprise Challenge Finals 2015 which takes place at Alton Towers Resort on Wednesday 8th July 2015. This year the sponsors are magician Ben Hanlin from ITV2’s ‘Tricked’ along with X Factor pop group ‘Only the Young’. The Ryman National Enterprise Challenge is…
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Case study – Novus MSP

“The most important things for us in a candidate is their enthusiasm for IT, their willingness to learn and their ability to operate independently and flexibly.”   We contacted Novus about the possibility of taking on an IT Apprentice. The initial discussions were positive yet apprehensive as they have never employed Apprentices previously, although one…
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Leicester Apprenticeship Hub Graduation Ceremony

Yesterday, 4 of our Apprentices from the 3aaa Leicester Academy celebrated their graduation at the very first Leicester Apprenticeship Hub Graduation Ceremony. The prestigious event, which was held at De Montfort Hall in Leicester, was a great celebration of the Apprentice’s achievements and rewarded the success of the Apprentices within the local region. Congratulations to…
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Chelmsford Academy Hosts Innovative ‘Commitment’ Open Day

The team at Chelmsford have taken a different approach when it comes to their academy run open days, by all getting involved and lending a hand with their 3aaa Commitment Day. The event, which took place today, was led by Chelmsford’s Academy manager, Tammy O’Connor with the help of her dedicated team.  The whole team…
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3aaa delivers real Apprenticeships and bucks the trend

At 3aaa we are focused on delivering life changing opportunities for young people.  We are currently finding more than 100 young people jobs on a weekly basis – and these are typically new jobs with employers who haven’t employed an Apprentice before. We believe that Apprenticeships are about job creation and the delivery of outstanding…
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3aaa Bristol Academy celebrates first achiever

Around a year ago, the 3aaa team at Bristol opened their doors to employers and young people in the region as they looked to offer life changing opportunities to young people as well as helping local businesses to form the pipeline of their talented future workforce. So far, the academy has excelled tremendously over the…
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Youth Employment UK (YEUK) recruit 3aaa Apprentice, Rhiannon Wilson

Further to the news of our corporate sponsorship of Youth Employment UK, we are delighted to announce that they have now recruited talented young 3aaa Apprentice, Rhiannon Wilson. Rhiannon has taken on the role of Digital Marketing and Social Media Apprentice at YEUK whilst completing her Level 3 qualification in the 3aaa Academy. CIC (YEUK) is…
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‘My vision is now a reality’ – Lewis Whittick– Level 3 IT Apprentice

Ever dreamed of starting your very own career venture? Lewis Whittick, a Level 3 IT Apprentice from Chelmsford, has done just that and made his ambition clear from the outset. His flair for design and his entrepreneurial drive has led to him launching his own design and photography venture, Arte Magazine. Lewis, who is 19…
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3aaa Peterborough Academy officially opens its doors

On Monday 1st June, we officially opened our new academy in the vibrant city of Peterborough. The academy was opened by recently elected Mayor, John Peach and Mayoress, Janet Martin. The new 3aaa team at Peterborough were excited to celebrate their initial successes with a greatly anticipated official grand opening. After opening their doors in…
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Derbyshire Apprenticeship Graduation 2015 – The Roundhouse

On Thursday 28th May, 3aaa collaborated with a range of Derbyshire’s local education providers, training providers, businesses and local authorities to celebrate the achievements of Apprentices across the county. The Derbyshire Apprenticeship Graduation, which was hosted by The Roundhouse in Derby proved to be an excellent day with over 100 Apprentices receiving their graduation certificates…
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Reading Apprentices play in Reading FC’s Royals Cup

This bank holiday Sunday saw our Reading Academy take part in the Royals Cup, Berkshire’s premier corporate six-a-side football tournament. The tournament, which is held at the Madejski Stadium, is an annual event which allows companies to enter their own chosen teams in order to win the Royals cup trophy. Companies such as Audi, Quintiles…
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Nottingham Academy ‘Pledge’ to local initiative

3aaa Nottingham Academy, have committed to a local initiative called ‘Nottingham Jobs Pledge’ to help reduce youth unemployment and engage with young people throughout the Nottingham Region. Launched last year the Nottingham Jobs Pledge has attracted 300 local businesses with its mission being that youth unemployment isn’t just a community issue but also businesses one….
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Bristol Academy Win Big at Bristol and Bath Apprenticeship Awards

Last night our very own Bristol Academy won the much sought after Training Provider of the Year award. The award ceremony which took place in Bristol City Centre at the Marriot Hotel celebrated the best and brightest Apprentices and Apprenticeship providers in the South West. It was a celebration of talent, ambition and commitment to…
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3aaa to use the power of sport to help change young people’s lives

 At 3aaa, we are continuing to use the power of sport to encourage businesses across Derbyshire to take on a young Apprentice and be part of something special in Derby. For every business in Derbyshire that recruits a 16 to 18-year-old IT or Digital Marketing Apprentice in May or June through 3aaa, the company will…
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Maidstone academy shines at Kent’s biggest employer event: Kent 2020

 Our Maidstone team attended one of the UK’s biggest and most successful business to business exhibition events on Wednesday. It was an event that encouraged entrepreneurship and business with almost every company in the area being represented. The daylong event was filled with numerous networking breaks and motivational workshops, which left attendees feeling inspired, while…
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Apprenticeships given seal of Approval by Employers in a recent survey

A recent survey of 555 employers by Redshift Research has endorsed the Apprenticeship scheme in England and highlighted the benefits that employers are seeing on a daily basis as they look to take their businesses forward. Feedback stated that ‘Apprenticeships can improve employee loyalty to a company as well as increase business opportunities – so…
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3aaa are delighted to announce the appointment of a new 3aaa Ambassador

3aaa are delighted to announce the appointment of a new 3aaa Ambassador – Ashleigh Porter-Exley. Ashleigh is best known for winning BBC Young Apprentice out of the 38,000 applicants that applied, Lord Sugar saw Ashleigh’s ‘sheer and utter graft’ and it secured her a £25,000 business investment. After leaving School at 16, Ashleigh started an…
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Girls in ICT day – Bucking the trend

To celebrate Girls in ICT Day, an interactive 3D printing workshop was held by one of the biggest groups in the mobile phone industry to encourage 13-year-old girls from one of London’s most deprived communities to get into computing and coding. The GSM Association (GSMA) invited a class of Year 8 students from the Bridge…
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Digital Marketing Apprentice Stars In Comedy Coffee Campaign

One of Maidstone’s brightest digital marketing apprentices, Daniel Battam – Scott, has featured in a new advertising campaign for his employer, Cohesion Marketing by Design. Daniel began his journey with 3aaa back in January, where Maidstone’s academy manager Juliet Shand, recognised his immeasurable potential. Within a very short period of time he had been reviewed,…
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Bristol staff celebrate first year anniversary with 3aaa

Bristol Academy Manager Carina Bush and Recruitment Executive Will Roe have celebrated their first year of working at 3aaa today. Our Bristol Academy have been excelling tremendously over this past year, from its grand opening in April, to achieving over 100 starts within their first 9 months, to being nominated as best training provider at…
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Bushey Meads student carries out two day work experience at the 3aaa Watford Academy

Earlier this month, Malia Petrela, a student from Bushey Meads School in Hertfordshire, completed a two day work experience at the 3aaa Watford Academy. Our Watford Academy have had a very close and fruitful relationship with Bushey Meads School ever since our opening. The team has supported Bushey Meads with a range of different things…
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3aaa partner, Derby County named Johnstone’s Paint Community Club of the Year for 2015

We are delighted to announce that our partner, Derby County Football Club has been named the Johnstone’s Paint Community Club of the Year at The Football League Awards 2015 on Sunday evening. Simon Carnall, Head of Derby County Community Trust, along with Community Manager Paul Newman received the award at the gala ceremony at The…
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Maidstone Welcomes Back Digital Marketing Star Apprentice.

Yesterday Maidstone held their Social Media Boot Camp event, which brought together some of their best and brightest Digital Marketing apprentices. One apprentice that really has excelled above and beyond is Kelly Culver, who is carrying out her apprenticeship as a Digital Marketing Executive at Virally App. Virally App is a content marketing agency who…
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3aaa announce corporate sponsorship agreement with YEUK

We are delighted to announce the start of a corporate sponsorship agreement with Youth Employment UK CIC (YEUK). Youth Employment UK CIC (YEUK) is a membership organisation representing more than 10,000 young people, employers, youth organisations and educators. YEUK’s core mission is to reduce youth unemployment and make the UK youth friendly. Similarly we are also…
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3aaa and Reading FC – Working together to offer a life changing opportunity to inspiring young Apprentice

In partnership with Reading Football Club, 3aaa has once again provided a great career opportunity to the inspiring and ambitious Christopher Dovey, a Digital Marketing Apprentice from Reading who suffers with Cystic Fibrosis. 3aaa’s Reading academy, which recently celebrated its official grand opening in March, saw the undeniable potential in Christopher and believed that he would…
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Romford Apprenticeship Launch Lunch

Yesterday Romford academy held their Apprenticeship Launch Lunch which celebrated the initial opening of their new offices. Local employers and young people looking for new career opportunities were welcomed to the lunch time event where they received free sandwiches, snacks and drinks, while networking with the Romford 3aaa team. Apprentice Intake Lindsey Horne was on…
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3aaa Bristol Celebrates Official Opening

Today the 3aaa Bristol Academy held their official opening and celebrated the Apprenticeship opportunities that are available in the local area. The team at our Bristol Academy welcomed both local Employers and Apprentices to be part of this special day and to find out more about the ways in which we are offering life changing…
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Derbyshire CCC: County club extend partnership with 3aaa

DERBY apprentice training company 3aaa (Aspire Achieve Advance) have extended their partnership with Derbyshire CCC. The deal, worth more than £500,000 over five years, includes the extension of the stadium naming rights of the 3aaa County Ground until the end of 2020. The partnership will also see the newly-redeveloped pavilion renamed as the 3aaa Pavilion…
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Bristol and Bath Apprenticeship Awards

We are thrilled to announce that our Bristol Academy have been shortlisted as finalists in the 2015 Bristol and Bath Apprenticeship Awards. Having been nominated for the Training Provider of the year award, 3aaa continues to be recognised as the leading apprenticeship provider in England. The Bristol Post and Bath Chronicle Apprentice Awards themselves aim…
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Worcester MP Robin Walker visits 3aaa Apprentice at his workplace; Cyber Security Company, Titania

Worcester MP Robin Walker visited the recently opened new headquarters in Barbourne Road of cyber security company Titania where he sat down with 3aaa apprentice Matthew Badger for a chance to learn some new skills. Level 3 IT Apprentice, Matthew explained the job of being a software engineer Apprentice for an information security company as…
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3aaa Bristol Academy achieves over 100 Apprentice starts in the first 9 months

Since opening its doors in May of 2014, the 3aaa Bristol Academy has offered over 100 life changing opportunities to young people in the local area. The team have worked closely with local youngsters to ensure that have had the full support as they embark on their Apprenticeship journeys. From interview and CV advice to…
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Apprenticeships and Traineeships move from strength to strength as school leavers begin to assess their options

As young people across the country start to seriously think about their options after they have finished school, new research shows that more and more of them are considering Apprenticeships and Traineeships as the best route into the career of their dreams. Provisional figures for the first half of the 2014 to 2015 academic year…
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You’re hired – 3aaa’s personal approach leads to perfect candidate

3aaa celebrated great success throughout National Apprenticeship Week, with the ‘You’re hired’ campaign getting off to a fantastic start. The East Sussex county-wide apprenticeship campaign ‘You’re hired’ was launched with the aim of bringing 500 young people into apprenticeships. Within the campaign’s first week alone, over 200 employers vowed to take on Apprentices following events…
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Google Hangout – Discussing the Apprenticeship Experience

Members of the 3aaa team as well as our partnering Employers continued to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2015 by sharing their experiences and journeys so far and discussed how an Apprenticeship has helped changed their lives for the better. 3aaa Managing Director, Andy Palmer was joined by our Apprentice Intake Executive, Luke Culling from our…
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3aaa and TaxAssist Accountants – Accounting for Apprenticeship Success

Ever since the start of our growing partnership with TaxAssist Accountants, they have taken on around 30 Apprentices across the UK as they continue to realise the benefit of the Apprenticeship programme and the quality that the 3aaa Apprentices add to their work force. This week, the British Franchise Association have published the following article…
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3aaa Reading Academy celebrates official opening

On Monday 9th March, the 3aaa Reading Academy held their official opening and celebrated the Apprenticeship opportunities that are available in the local area. The team at the Reading Academy welcomed both local Employers and Apprentices to be part of this special day and to find out more about the ways in which we offering…
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3aaa Apprentice to join Derbyshire County Cricket squad in Abu Dhabi

Derbyshire Cricket Club’s Digital Marketing Apprentice, Neil Bates, will be joining the first team squad on their pre-season tour of Abu Dhabi – a trip of a lifetime made possible by a 3aaa Apprenticeship. Neil, who has been a member of the Club’s Media and Marketing Department since June 2014, will be providing the media…
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3aaa co-owner Pete Marples 10 point manifesto for training and skills

Last night, FE News caught up with 3aaa co-owner Pete Marples at the Voice of Apprenticeships conference. He sets out ‘The Marples 10 point manifesto’ for training and skills listed below: Point 1: Bring apprenticeship wages to at least £125 per week Point 2: See a Government review of the role of FE for the…
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Winners! – 3aaa Scoops Top Prize at Apprenticeships4England Awards

We’re ecstatic to announce that we have been named as Provider of the Year at the 2015 Apprenticeships4England Awards. This award is the latest in a string of great things that have happened to 3aaa so far during this fantastic year. Starting with our Grade 1 Outstanding from Ofsted and continuing with the opening of…
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101 Life Changing Opportunities

With National Apprenticeship Week 2015 on the horizon, we are delighted to announce that, as a business, we delivered 101 Apprenticeship starts in Level 3 and 4 programmes last week. The number of life changing opportunities that we created during the week is a record for the business- We are now averaging over 90 starts…
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Apprenticeships4England Conference 2015

Tonight sees the 3rd Apprenticeships4England ‘Voice of Apprenticeships’ Conference at The Grand Connaught Rooms in Central London.  This conference is rapidly becoming ‘the’ conference for employers and providers to come together to discuss and debate changes in the Apprenticeship system and also best practice in the recruitment and development of young people through life changing…
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Our Outstanding Apprentices discuss their journeys so far

With National Apprenticeship Week 2015 fast approaching, 3aaa Co-owner, Di McEvoy-Robinson and Apprentices Jordan Hopkinson, Ben Harvey and Ellie Dyson spoke to Neale Lewis of Derby Business TV about their experiences of Apprenticeships. Inspiring young people is key to their development as they start their Apprenticeship journeys. At 3aaa, we ensure that all of our…
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3aaa Derby Academy hosts Bondholders event with Marketing Derby

On Tuesday 24th February, the 3aaa Derby Academy hosted a Bondholders event in partnership with Marketing Derby. Ever since opening the Derby academy, we have had close ties with Marketing Derby and the Bondholders group. The event was designed to showcase the core curriculum areas as well as linking into the positive change and growth in…
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3aaa Derby Academy to host Bondholder event on Tuesday 24th February

On Tuesday 24th February, the 3aaa Derby Academy will be hosting a networking Bondholder event and giving an insight into how our Apprenticeships and Traineeships work as well as sharing experiences of current Apprentices. The event will be introduced by 3aaa  Managing Director, Andy Palmer who will discuss his own journey and share his inspiring…
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Local Mayor visits 3aaa Oxford Academy

On Wednesday 11th February 2015, The Lord Mayor Councillor Mohammed Abbasi visited the  3aaa Oxford Academy. The mayor spent the morning interacting with our Apprentices, speaking with members of staff and then judging the ‘best tower’ after a team building exercise with the Apprentices. The mayor was very impressed with the Apprentice’s attitude towards gaining a…
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Derbyshire County Cricket Club appoint ICU IT as their official IT support partner for 2015

We are delighted to announce that two of 3aaa’s partners have agreed their own partnership together as they both look forward to a prosperous 2015. ICU IT, an IT support company from the Midlands have been appointed Derbyshire County Cricket Club’s official IT support partner 2015 after their great work in completing the first phase…
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Derby Academy celebrate ‘Women in the Workplace’ in style

On Wednesday 4th February, our Derby Academy invited Apprentices, members of staff and employers to an exclusive event to help inspire and encourage young women to ‘buck the trend’ and start an Apprenticeship within the technology and finance sectors. Many young females are reluctant to start an Apprenticeship as they perceive this route into employment…
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Sir Edward Garnier MP meets 3aaa Apprentices in Leicester

On Friday 30th January, Sir Edward Garnier MP for Harborough, Oadby and Wigston visited the 3aaa Leicester Academy too meet the team and some of our Apprentices. The Apprentices spoke to Sir Edward and shared their stories about how difficult it was to get into an IT role without having the experience and by undertaking…
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3aaa and Derby County Community Trust start exciting new partnership – Video

Following the news yesterday of our brand new partnership with Derby County Community Trust, you can now watch the below video to find out more. Similarly to ourselves,  the Derby County Community Trust recognise the profound impact that the power of sport can have on people’s lives and that by working together we can create…
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3aaa Revealed as Community Trust’s Presenting Partner

Derby County Football Club is pleased to announce that club partner 3aaa has extended its relationship with the club. 3aaa, who already present the Gordon Guthrie Stand at the iPro Stadium and also sponsor the first-team squad’s training wear have now formed a relationship with the Derby County Community Trust as a presenting partner in…
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David Cameron commits to reducing benefits to support up to 3 million Apprenticeships

Earlier today, David Cameron committed to reducing benefits to support up to 3 million Apprenticeships in England if the Conservative party are successful in the upcoming General Election. This commitment shows the support to an ever growing number of Apprenticeships in England as Employers around the country continue to realise the benefits that Apprenticeships have…
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Expansion and Reflections on a busy January

As we conclude January 2015, the pace of growth at 3aaa and the achievements in creating life changing opportunities for young people goes unabated. We have now opened our 32nd centre at Norwich this week with 6 more opening between now and July, giving us a total of 38 centres We have also now introduced…
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3aaa Directors to write a monthly column in FE News

Starting this month, our Directors, Peter Marples and Di McEvoy-Robinson will be writing a monthly column within FE News to discuss their views about the sector. The first article which you can read in full below discusses Apprenticeship reforms and how the recruitment of young Apprentices is increasing. Apprenticeship Reforms – Has sense prevailed? You…
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3aaa become official sponsor of Reading Football Club

We are delighted to announce that 3aaa are now the new official sponsor of Reading Football Club Hospitality. The partnership will see us work closely with Reading Football Club on match days and on special events within the hospitality suites. It will also give a number of 3aaa Apprentices the chance to start their dream…
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‘The help you need to kickstart your career’ – Tom Suttill – Level 3 Digital Marketing Apprentice

‘The help you need to kickstart your career’ – Tom Suttill – Level 3 Digital Marketing Apprentice Do you need help to give you the confidence to kick-start a career in an ever evolving sector? Tom Suttill, a Level 3 Digital Marketing Apprentice from Leeds gained valuable advice and has now turned his passion into…
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3aaa and Computacenter – A growing partnership

Since the start of our partnership last year, we have continued to work closely with Computacenter to offer life changing opportunities to young people across England. Computacenter have recruited a number of Apprentices across the country as our Recruitment Executives worked hard to find them the right candidates to suit the needs of the business….
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Nick Boles MP speaks about 3aaa at House of Commons Education Committee Meeting

Further to his visit to our Watford Academy on Monday, Nick Boles MP spoke positively about 3aaa this morning during an Education Committee Meeting at the House of Commons. The meeting is shown in full within the link below on Parliament TV. He speaks about 3aaa specifically from 9:48:00 for around 2 minutes as part…
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3aaa Nottingham Apprentices treated to Nottingham Forest FC visit

On Friday 9th January, a group of IT Apprentices from our Nottingham were treated to a tour of Nottingham Forest Football Club as they celebrated their final day of learning within the Academy. The Apprentices were presented to and given an insight into how important IT, Social Media and Digital Marketing are to the running…
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Apprenticeships Minister Nick Boles visits 3aaa Watford Academy

On Monday 12th January, we had two very special visitors to our Watford Academy. Apprenticeships Minister Nick Boles MP joined local MP Richard Harrington to showcase the ‘outstanding’ local opportunities available to the young people of Watford, and called for more businesses to take on an Apprentice ahead of National Apprenticeship Week 2015. Richard Harrington…
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3aaa officially open brand new Academy in Cambridge

On Wednesday 6th January, we officially opened a brand new Academy in the heart of Cambridge. Within the Cambridge Academy we are currently delivering Apprenticeships in Technology and Digital Marketing into industries which are constantly demanding young, passionate people to help bring new ideas into the workplace and help transform businesses in the Cambridge area….
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Number of Applicants soars over the Christmas period

As young people across the country relaxed and spent time with their families over the festive period, many of them discussed their career options and thought about ways that they could change their lives from the start of the brand new year onwards. We have had over 1200 young people apply for our programmes including…
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Over 500 life changing opportunities available now for young people across the country

Over the festive period, we have taken advantage of our unique local engagement with small and medium sized businesses and helped produce even more life changing opportunities for young people across England. During this busy time our employer engagement team have been working tirelessly to find these exciting opportunities for young people and ultimately reached…
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3aaa and Riskex – Working together to change the lives of young people

    Ever since the start of the partnership in October last year, 3aaa have enjoyed a successful relationship with Riskex, the market leading provider of software and cloud based systems for the UK who are based in Bedfordshire. Riskex share 3aaa’s passion for wanting to develop the future generation of young professionals and believe…
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