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2018 - The Year of Engineering
16 11 17

Educ8 will be joining forces with government and industry to give thousands of young people inspiring experiences of engineering, as part of a year-long campaign to tackle the engineering skills gap and widen the pool of young people who join the profession. Today, Thursday 16 November, the government announced that 2018 will be the Year of Engineering, a national campaign to increase awareness and understanding of what engineers do among young people aged 7-16, their parents and their teachers.

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Welsh Government Announces Changes To Future National Minimum Standards For Regulated Childcare
14 11 17

The Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children recognises the importance of childcare and play provision, including holiday play schemes, for children and their parents.  He wishes to ensure that the childcare and play workforces have the appropriate qualifications, skills and experience to provide high quality provision across the different types of settings and for the full age range of children cared for.  With this in mind, the Welsh Government has recently published a circular that explains some important future changes to the required training standards in child care and play settings.

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Educ8 Group Announces New CFO
04 10 17

We are very proud to announce the appointment of Steven Lewis as our new Chief Financial Officer and member of the Board.

Steve brings with him more than 30 years’ experience of senior business management having held CEO-level positions at Bergstrom (Europe) Ltd and WRU and is an expert in high-level, strategic financial planning and business growth; skills that will prove critical to the Educ8 Group as it continues its journey of exponential growth and diversification.

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Apprenticeship Employer Incentive Programme
14 08 17

We are excited to be involved in the Apprenticeship Employer Incentive Programme which provides support for SMEs to recruit apprentices aged 16-19. The Welsh Government funded programme, which launched on 1st August, will also help provide individuals and employers with the skills needed over the long-term and prevent skills shortages.         

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Engineering a Skilled Workforce
04 08 17

Now more than ever, engineering firms are presented with a huge opportunity when it comes to recruiting fresh new talent into their organisations.  Recent changes to the way that Apprenticeships are funded means that the programmes are accessible to individuals of all ages, the number of Apprentices that any organisation can take on is unlimited, and there is no financial cost associated with the programmes (notwithstanding the Levy fee that is paid by larger firms).