The government has announced the minimum wage for apprentices is to rise from £3.90 to £4.15 on April 1st 2020. This 6.4% increase is far above the rate of inflation and represents significant news for apprentices and their employers.
As of 1st April 2020, the consortium known as the Vocational Skills Partnership (VSP) will change in its membership. VSP will continue to operate as a consortium owned in equal shares by Aspiration Training (Wales) Ltd and TSW Training Ltd. The Educ8 Group will no longer be operating as part of the VSP consortium and will continue its successful operation as an independent group providing high quality skills training in Wales.
The Educ8 Group have been shortlisted as National Finalists in three categories for the prestigious FE Week and AELP Awards 2020. Educ8 representatives will attend events at the Houses of Parliament followed by a gala dinner where the winners will be announced.
Congratulations to one of our learners, English and Welsh-speaking Abigail Hathway who has recently achieved her bilingual apprenticeship in Childcare at Level 3. This is a fantastic achievement for Abigail, and she hopes to progress on to a higher qualification to develop herself further.
Martyn Williams took the time to talk with South Wales business leaders about the apprenticeship funding available to them to meet their upskilling and training needs at Educ8's own Business Networking event