Why are apprenticeship programmes so successful?

With over 23,000 apprenticeship opportunities listed on average every month, it comes as no surprise that apprenticeship participation has hit a record high in the last academic year, 2016/17. There was a total of 491,300 apprenticeships that academic year, a sign-up increase of 14.5% on the previous year with 384,500 starts. Many analysts of the figures might attribute the success of apprenticeship programmes to that fact that 89% of apprentices are satisfied with their apprenticeship and 97% of employers said the same. It seems that the programmes have a good reputation across both employers and participants — so is the success expected to continue? Retailer of Reusable Name Badges, Badgemaster, explores.

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University vs Apprenticeship

I finished 6th form in May 2017, so it was time for me to leave school and make the next step in my career life. I always found it a daunting subject, talking about which path to take as school always said it could affect how successful you would be in that career.  It’s a big decision, choosing something that you want to do for the rest of your life. So if you’re at the age where you need to decide your career path, then this blog post might help you!

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How to get the best fuel economy from your car

Learning to drive can be one of the most useful and rewarding things that you can do but it is also extremely expensive. The main focus for young drivers is the cost of insurance and the cost of the car itself, though we should all remember that without fuel we cannot drive anywhere. So follow these handy tips on how to get the best fuel economy from your car and most importantly, save you cash!

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Suits of the future- how is technology influencing our tailoring?

It is said that the suit that we all know and love today started in the early 1800s by a gentleman called Beau Brummell. He replaced long-tailed coats and silk stockings with the classic suit jacket accompanied by full-length trousers and it all went from there. But as we’re faced with new challenges (such as the lengthy daily commute) and as we strive to cut out time consuming activities (ironing a suit can be draining), what does the future look like for our tailoring? CT shirts, retailers of the Men’s casual shirts, investigate:

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My First Car- Citroen C1 Review


Since I was young I have always had a passion for cars, so I knew as soon as I was 17 I wanted to be driving on the roads. I bought my first car in May 2016 even though I was not 17 until July, this meant that on my birthday I had a car to drive and practice in to save money on lessons (something I’d recommend to all learners). I passed my practical driving test within a month of turning 17 so I’d definitely recommend getting a car you can practice in.

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