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Jun/17

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Chase the Rainbow for Beaumond House!

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Well done to the team of runners, joggers and walkers from Team Ambitions who took part in last night’s ‘Chase the Rainbow’ 5k race held at Southwell Racecourse near Newark!

The event was organised by Newark community hospice; Beaumond House, who provide supportive palliative care to patients with life-limiting or terminal illnesses and their families, and will help them raise the funds they need in order to continue the amazing work they do for people living in Newark and surrounding areas.

Watch this space for details of next year’s event!

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Jun/17

1

Temp of the Month – May 2017

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Congratulations to our Temp of the Month for May, Natasha from our Wisbech branch!

Natasha has been hard-working and reliable throughout her assignment with us, and we’re pleased to say that she has been offered a permanent role!

Pictured is Ambitions Personnel’s Paul Bateson presenting Natasha with her certificate and vouchers.

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May/17

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NatWest Charity Table Football

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Thank you to Natwest Commercial Banking for inviting us to take part in their ‘Charity Champions League Table Football’ competition for the second year running.

Last Wednesday saw Team Ambitions attend the Maltings Arena for the third round of group stages where we were ‘pitched’ against strong teams from Sills & Betteridge, Duncan & Toplis and Savills.  After last year’s ‘wooden spoon’ performance, the pressure was on!

Thanks to the addition of two new faces to our team and a year’s experience under our belts, we were able to put in a strong performance on the night.  However, despite our best efforts, it still wasn’t quite enough to see us progress to the final, with a third place finish overall.

Good luck to the remaining teams for the finals night! All proceeds go to local charities as chosen by the overall winners.

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May/17

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Future First Expo – Newark

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Today we’re at the Future First Expo being held at Newark Showground between 09:30am and 16:30pm. Admission is free, and we’ve joined up with other businesses and education providers to provide young people from local secondary schools with help and advice about their future options. The event is also open to the public, with the organisers keen to reinforce that there is no age limit on opportunities such as Apprenticeships.

The event is being organised by Newark and Sherwood District Council, Lincoln College Group and the Advertiser Media Group, and is being sponsored by British Sugar.

If you’d like to find out more about the vacancies we have available, or the training courses provided through our training division ‘AP Training’, then pop along to today’s event.

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Apr/17

20

Temp of the Month – April 2017

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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.

Congratulations Sarah-Louise!

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Apr/17

19

Apprenticeship Levy

Apprenticeship Levy

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.

 

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Apr/17

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Easter Opening Hours

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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.

Happy Easter!

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Apr/17

7

Team Ambitions’ Lincoln 10k raises over £600

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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!

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Mar/17

15

Derby Jobs Fair

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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.

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Mar/17

3

Temp of the Month – March 2017

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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.

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