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Celebrating Achievement

As the year draws to a close, we thought it was the ideal time to review and celebrate the achievements of our Apprentices at Northumberland, Tyne and Wear (NTW) NHS Foundation Trust. The numbers… Between 2015 and 2018 Apprentices have exceeded the national average...

Spotlight on… Bullying

Bullying remains a serious problem which has a massive impact on many individuals across the UK. Recent research from Bullying UK, a charity working across the UK to support anyone affected by bullying, reported: 81% of young people experience name calling and 50%...

Understanding your Work Based Assessment

What is a work-based assessment? Within your apprenticeship programme your tutor will use a variety of different assessment methods. One of these methods will be a work-based assessment.  You no doubt will hear this known as “your observation” An observation involves...

Racism and the Law

The Ugly Truth Back in the news and all over social media as American actress Roseanne Barr send out a racist tweet. The backlash results in her show being cancelled by the producer’s ABC. Her sitcom had been off air for 2 decades and one act of racism has resulted in...

What do you know about Casual Racism?

What is Casual Racism? First it is relevant to state – there is nothing casual about racism. One of many forms of racism, casual racism refers to conduct involving negative stereotypes or prejudices about people based on race, colour or ethnicity. Whilst some focus on...

Staying Safe Online

The Internet is Great – Yes? Social media platforms are great for connecting with family and friends to share your comments, thoughts, ideas, photographs as well as sharing another person’s video’s and posts you find funny or interesting. All good so far! However, it...

How To Write A Cover Letter For A Job

The Covering Letter   There are a few different types of cover letters but here we are concentrating on the cover letter you would use when you are applying for a specific job opening. A cover letter is a formal letter that accompanies your CV. It will outline who you...

What To Expect On Interview Day

What to Expect on The Day   There is no doubt there will be competition on the day you go for your interview. Competition for apprenticeships can be very high for certain jobs and you may be a school leaver who has very little experience other than job experience...

How To Be Less Stressed On Interview Day

Taking the Stress out of Interview Day!   So, you have put in all the hard work before the big interview day. You have spent time and effort researching the company, writing a first class CV or filled in a perfect application form, studied the job requirements and...

How To Dress For An Interview

How To Dress For An Interview   Just as you have prepared for your interview carefully and thoroughly it is just as important to consider what you will wear to the interview. First impressions do count and it only takes a few seconds for an interviewer to decide how...

How To Write A CV

What is a Curriculum Vitae (CV)? A CV is a written overview of your skills, education, and work experience. You might also see it called a Résumé. Today most people will type up their CV. You can generally email your CV or print and post it. What is a CV used for? You...

How Do You Choose the Right Apprenticeship?

  Let’s assume you have explored you career options and have come to the decision that an apprenticeship is the right path forward for you. That’s the easy bit over! So where do you start? There are several considerations to work through but doing your research and...

CQI Tyne and Wear Branch Event: A Process Approach

Rove Would Like to Invite You As Our Guests To This CQI Event! Join us and our speaker for the evening, Dr Michael Cousins, where we'll discuss the process approach principle which for quality management systems has been around for many years, but hasn’t necessarily...

The Apprenticeship Levy Starts Today

Today, the 6th April 2017, the way the government funds apprenticeships changes. The Apprenticeship Levy must be paid if you’re an employer with a pay bill of over £3 million each year. This is paid via your PAYE process to HMRC and the funds to pay for apprenticeship...