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Introducing our Learner Support Team

Jacqui Corkery and Lin Atkins are on hand to help our apprentices cope with and overcome problems that arise during their apprenticeship, encouraging learners to develop self-confidence and independence, and to reach their potential.

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Incentive payments for hiring a new apprentice

Great news...the Government has increased incentive payments for hiring a new apprentice!Employers will now receive £3,000 for new employees of any age who start their apprenticeship from 1 April 2021 to 30 September 2021.

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Next Generation Engineering

Back in 1993 Matthew Beverley started his engineering apprenticeship training at MGTS in Coventry. He had secured an apprentice position with Park Sheet Metal, specialising in sheet metal and fabrication in the prestige automotive industry.

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Investing for Success

A large percentage of the companies that MGTS work in partnership with invest over and above the main apprenticeship programme training to ensure that both their apprentices and organisation reap the rewards.

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Benefits of Hiring Redundant Apprentices

Have you considered hiring an apprentice who's been made redundant?Employers who take on an apprentice before 30 September 2021 qualify for a government incentive payment: £3,000 for apprentices of ANY age Plus an additional payment of £1,00 for apprentices aged 16 to 18 years old or under 25 with...

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Time for Change

Thinking of changing your career? With a severe shortage of skilled, qualified engineers in the UK there has never been a better time to enter the world of engineering.

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Introducing Jaimiee-Leigh Bird

We asked Jaimiee-Leigh, a Multi-skilled Maintenance Engineer and former apprentice with MGTS, to share some thoughts about her career in engineering. Here's what she had to say…"I completed and Advanced level apprenticeship in Engineering Manufacture (Engineering Maintenance) in December 2017.

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New Health & Safety Training Courses on Offer for 2021

Looking after your workforce has never been more important, from mental health awareness to first aid and fire safety training. From February 2021 we are introducing five new courses to our training course portfolio.

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Coventry & Warwickshire Skills 4 Growth

Funding support for eligible small and medium-sized enterprises for accredited and non-accredited training to improve skills amongst their workforce. The funding is now available for training completed by March 2023.

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Supplier Skills Programme

MGTS is proud to be a part of the Supplier Skills Programme (SSP), launched to deliver customised support to eligible businesses to address their skills needs and gaps, and support business growth.Managed by Birmingham City Council, the programme can fund 50% of the costs of agreed training.

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Festive Fundraising

On December 19 our Lead Training and Development Adviser Ian Cross joined a rally of volunteers from the charity Warwickshire & Solihull Blood Bikes (WSBB) to deliver toys to children at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire.

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All change…

Earlier this year Adrian Simkiss (pictured right) was promoted from 'Training and Development Adviser' to 'MGTS Customer Engagement Manager'. With over 15 years of experience of working within the engineering training industry at MGTS, Adrian brings a wealth of knowledge to the role.

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