Congratulations to our ‘Temp of the Month’ for April 2017, Sarah-Louise from Lincoln!
Sarah-Louise was chosen following excellent reports from our client since starting her current assignment, along with her hard work and reliability.
Pictured is Ambitions Personnel’s Lauren Barnatt presenting Sarah-Louise with her Thorntons hamper full of chocolate goodies.
As of 6th April 2017, all businesses with an annual payroll of over £3 million will be subject to the apprenticeship levy. The levy is calculated as 0.5% of the employer’s pay bill and is determined automatically by the Real Time Information submitted to HMRC.
The introduction of the levy is part of the Government’s plan to increase the quality and quantity of apprenticeships available.
All of the levy paid (plus a 10% government top up applied to businesses in England) will go into a digital account, known as the ‘Digital Apprenticeship Service’ (DAS). Employers will be able to access their funds from May 2017, and will have up to 24 months to use them before they expire.
The levy can be used to fund accredited apprenticeship training and assessment, provided by Government approved training providers only. Businesses can recruit new apprentices or they can spend it on training existing employees. The levy cannot be used to pay for apprentices’ wages or expenses etc.
Apprenticeships usually last for a minimum of one year, based on working a minimum of 30 hours per week – which must include 20% ‘off the job’ training. Apprentices must be paid at least the relevant minimum wage (currently £3.50 per hour for those under 19, or over 19 but in their first year of their apprenticeship) and are entitled to normal pay and conditions as any other employee – including holiday pay.
Via the DAS, employers will be able to view the different types of apprenticeships available, the amount of funding they can draw down for each apprenticeship and find a training provider.
These changes do not affect any apprenticeship training which commenced or commences before 1st May 2017. Businesses with staff in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are still liable to pay the levy, but there are different rules for how it can be used.
Contact AP Training on 01636 611320 to find out how we can train your existing staff or help you find the right new apprentice to grow your business.
Our branches will close at 17:00pm on Thursday 13th April and re-open at 09:00am on Tuesday 18th April. We are closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday.
For emergency queries outside of our opening times, please use the relevant on-call numbers provided by your Consultant.
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On Sunday 2nd April 2017 a team of 15 runners from Ambitions Personnel took to the streets of uphill Lincoln for the annual Lincoln 10k road race.
Between them, they’ve so far raised over £600.00 in sponsorship; which is all being donated to the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.
Ambitions Personnel Director, Mandy Watson, says “We’ve been taking part in the Lincoln 10k for many years and there’s always a great atmosphere. This year, we chose to support Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance as they rely purely on donations to keep the Ambucopter flying and saving lives every day”
Great job Team Ambitions!
Jeetinder and Shabaz from our Derby branch are exhibiting today at the jobs fair being held at Derby Curve Theatre.
Come and see us between 10:00am and 14:00pm and find out about our current temporary and permanent vacancies in the local area.
Congratulations to our Temp of the Month for March, Noorud-Deen Idreece from our Derby branch.
Since commencing his assignment Noorud-Deen we have received excellent feedback from our client who say he has been a great support and has stepped up to cover additional shifts.
Pictured is Noorud-Deen receiving his certificate and Derby Intu Centre voucher from Ambitions Personnel’s Shabaz Dad.
Congratulations to our Temp of the Month for February 2017, Bogdan Laskowski from our driving division.
Bogdan has been part of our temporary driving team for over a year now and has been a superstar, working in various roles for various clients.
Bogdan is currently on assignment for DX in partnership with Vaculug, and our client were very pleased he was chosen as the recipient of this month’s award:
“Bogdan has been with us for a number of months now and in this time has proven himself to be a valuable asset to the Vaculug contract. He always exceeds the expected standard for agency drivers and is a conscientious and diligent worker. This award has been earned by through extremely hard work and a positive approach to our customers needs and is entirely deserved. Well done Bogdan!”
Pictured is Bodgan being presented with his award.
It’s job fair season and today we’re in Boston at the Peter Paine Performance Centre for a careers event organised by Boston College and Boston Job Centre.
Come and see Simon and Hannah until 14:30pm today!
We’re attending Colchester Job Fair being held today at Colchester Town Hall between 10:00am and 14:00pm.
With 18 local employers attending, if you’re looking for work in the area this event is not to be missed!
Come and say hello to our friendly team and find out more about the temporary and permanent roles we have available across a wide range of sectors.
We’re at Lincoln Jobs Fair today, organised by Karl McCartney MP, and being held at the Assembly Rooms on Bailgate, Lincoln.
If you’re looking for work, join us between 10:30am and 14:30pm to find out more about our current temporary and permanent opportunities.
If you can’t make today’s event but would like to find out more, call our Lincoln branch on 01522 546643 or pop in to our office on Firth Road, Lincoln – we’re open 09:00am to 17:00pm Monday to Friday.