Apprentice National Minimum Wage Increases

Apprentice National Minimum Wage Increases

Government announces increase in apprentice National Minimum Wage and introduces employer apprenticeship vouchers.

The Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister have announced that the National Minimum Wage for apprentices will increase by 57p an hour to £3.30, from October this year. 

The Government also announced the introduction of a new digital Apprenticeship Voucher, giving employers more control over their funding.

The full announcement is available to read on GOV.UK.

Nick Boles MP praises Mercury

'Nick Boles, The Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills has praised the work of a Brierley Hill-based security training firm.

Nick Boles MP was in the town last week promoting the work of Mercury Training Services, which provides security systems apprenticeship programs.

The company has supplied training to some of the country’s best known tourist attractions including The Natural History Museum, Science Museum and National Railway Museum, as well as Nottingham, Sheffield and Birmingham City Councils.

As part of the training, apprentices go to Mercury’s office one week each month to study and work on the practical application of installing security software.

Due to the growth in apprenticeships throughout the past few years, Mercury has had to move to its new, larger premises at the Glass Centre in Moor Street.

Mr Boles was invited on a tour of the security firm by Conservative parliamentary candidate for Dudley South, Mike Wood.

The minister said: “I want to thank Mike Wood for taking me to Mercury Training Services which is doing excellent work helping young people acquire the skills they need for a career in the security industry.

“It's because of companies like Mercury that the UK has managed to create two million new jobs since 2010, more than all of the rest of the European Union combined.”

Mr Wood said: “I wanted the Minister to see the exceptional standard of training and apprenticeships provided by Mercury Training Systems, which offer people a fantastic opportunity to build successful careers.

“Nearly 4,000 apprenticeships have been created in Dudley South since the last election, giving local people a chance to gain the right skills for the new jobs that are being created.”'

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Good News Stories - 35 Learners Received 28 Job Offers Between Them!

Friday 22nd June 2018

An employer came into our office this week and we are really pleased to let you all know that they interviewed 35 learners and they received 28 job offers between them!

7 learners have completed their 'Career in 6 Weeks' security training and they have received 12 job offers between them.


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