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GCSE Results Day Congratulations on completing your GCSEs during these very interesting times! Your new skills You have developed skills such as independent study, online communications, meeting deadlines and problem […]
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A-Level Results Day Congratulations to you all for completing your A Levels, Diplomas, T – levels and Further education qualifications. If everything has gone to plan, congratulations and have a […]
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What can my business do to support Pride month? June celebrates the inclusion and equality of the LGBT+ community. It highlights the past social and institutional bias and discrimination, and […]
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Administration Assistant Apprentice at I J Hodges Ltd Job type: Apprenticeship Location: Wadebridge, Cornwall I J Hodges offer Electrical Installation, Test and Inspection including Portable Appliance Testing within the remit […]
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Sales Office Co-ordinator Apprentice at WISKA UK Ltd Job type: Apprenticeship Location: St. Columb, Cornwall Established in 2000, WISKA UK Ltd manufacture and supply a wide range of electrical installation […]
It’s English Tourism Week! (24th – 28th May) As the third largest employer in the UK, the English tourism sector affects many of us in the South West including businesses, […]
Learning at Work Week is an annual event that promotes the building of learning cultures at work. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) can help to upskill both your business and your […]
The benefits of Work Experience for students Students in Year 10 are often required to complete work experience, generally lasting one or two-weeks, or one day a week in the […]
HR Consultant, Grace Williams joined Professor Richard Saundry (Professor of HRM and Employment Relations at The University of Sheffield), Mark Makin (Senior Advisor at ACAS), and Karen Ellis (Senior HR […]
Changes to the National Minimum and National Living Wage for 2021 A new tax year means changes to the National Minimum and National Living Wage. Not only have the rates […]
As a child, what was your dream job? I didn’t have a dream job until I was about 12. I was really enjoying school and looked at my teachers and […]
As a child, what was your dream job? I really wanted to be a game show host! What was your first job? I worked in a small local tearoom – […]
As a child, what was your dream job? As I child I wanted to do anything sporty, especially football!  I played a lot of football at primary school and really […]
What’s changed? Last year we released a series of short blogs around Apprenticeships. We looked at what it’s like for a parent/guardian, the individual thinking about becoming an apprentice and the […]
National Apprenticeship Week 2021 It’s National Apprenticeship Week, and this year the theme is Build the Future: Train, Retain and Achieve. Each year National Apprenticeship Week takes place to celebrate […]
Did you know that the UK has over 11 million people with a limiting disability, impairment or long-term illness? This, alongside the ageing population, means that businesses need to ensure […]
What is IR35? IR35 is off payroll working. IR35 rules are devised to evaluate whether a contractor is a genuine contractor, who is truly self-employed, rather than a ‘disguised’ employee, for […]
Further updates on the Furlough Scheme – 13/11/2020 Last week, we updated you on the situation surrounding the second lockdown of the year, and what this means for employers. The […]
What has changed with the available support for businesses through the Coronavirus lockdown? The Job Support Scheme, has temporarily been postponed due to the second UK lockdown which started on […]
“Coaching has been invaluable for me in developing my confidence in a more senior role, especially in helping me to identify the type of leader I want to be and […]
“I think the main way [coaching] has helped me is giving me a non-judgemental space to explore my thoughts, feelings and motivations, to question my instincts and to get the […]
“I found real benefit from the online session. I was a little worried that I wouldn’t receive any coaching before I began people managing, so was elated to hear that […]
GCSE results day – 2020 A letter to students picking up their results… The day has come for students to collect their GCSE results; bringing an end to this chapter. […]
Whether businesses are exploring potential large or small scale redundancies, Sue Willmott HR offers a team of experienced coaches for businesses to provide support to their employees affected by redundancy […]
“Grace has been a lifesaver for me and the company. Right from our first contact she has always been quick to respond to any questions I have. Her knowledge and […]
As another year goes by, the minimum wage has changed again. Make sure you are earning what you are entitled to, whether you are under 18, over 25 or an […]
As an experienced management coach, I faced the prospect of coaching remotely online with some trepidation.  It’s such a personal process and depends on building up a rapport with your […]
As the UK starts to come out of its Covid induced hibernation, companies are starting to grapple with the challenges posed by the financial, legislative and customer encounters they have […]
“Over the past ten years, Grace has been an incredible support to our business and has helped us grow from ten employees to now over 100 employees. Initially helping us out […]
“Meeting with Sue has been brilliantly helpful for developing my business plans and also building confidence in my own abilities as a self-employed creative. Sue has been a great sounding […]
“We have a very low turnover of staff so we do not go through this process very often and wanted to get it right for us and our future employee. […]
“I met Sue at frequent intervals for updates and feedback on the courses I had completed which enabled the courses to be fine-tuned to assist people following on later. The […]
“Sue has been a tremendous help to us at WISKA, in particular she has helped me progress in my career from starting as an apprentice and becoming a manager. Sue […]
“From my point of view being a young developing manager within the warehouse sector of the business your help over the years has been invaluable. My department has been dramatically […]
During these difficult and testing times of Coronavirus (Covid-19) we fully understand you will be focusing on your customers’ needs whilst looking after, as best you can, the welfare of […]
A CV gives potential employers an introduction to you. Your qualifications, relevant work experience and a little bit about you, your hobbies and your interests that are relevant to the […]
If you’re thinking about starting an apprenticeship, you may have the assumption that there are a number of employers who are queuing up to employ you. Unfortunately, as with any […]
Having someone new join the team is always interesting. Giving them guidance and setting out expectations are very important, especially for an apprentice in their first job role. Your role […]
For a parent, apprenticeships may not be the first route that springs to mind for their child. In the past, Apprenticeships were mainly for vocational courses, such as mechanics, construction, […]
As it is the start of the annual National Apprenticeships Week, we thought it was a good time to share with you some of the feedback we have had about […]
These rates are for the National Minimum Wage. The rates change every April. Year 25 and over 21 to 24 18 to 20 Under 18 Apprentice April 2019 £8.21 £7.70 […]
Congratulations on collecting your GCSE results.  You will be the first students who have received the new number grades for Maths, English Language and English Literature.  If you have already […]
GCSE Grades As students collect their GCSE results, employers will need to understand the key changes that have happened to the grading system. In the summer of 2017, students who […]
Congratulations on achieving your results.  You have done well, worked hard and developed your skills over the last two or three years.  You now have your results, and whatever they […]

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