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The latest news and views from Tiro

 

We’ll share the latest news and announcements, whether it’s an important new partnership, the launch of a new apprenticeship programme, or an addition to our team. And the experts at Tiro will regularly share their views on the world of apprenticeships, science and technology. 

The elephant in the room. Is there scientific snobbery surrounding apprenticeships?

We do encounter some resistance from scientific communities about apprenticeships. There seems to be an 80’s legacy misconception that apprentices aren’t smart enough to stay in school and an apprenticeship is their only option. This dated view is nothing but damaging...

Making sure STEM Apprenticeships are a win-win

One of Tiro’s driving philosophies is that everything we do should be driven by a win-win solution as the outcome. This means we look for solutions that create value for all involved. We strive to find ways to improve our offer to benefit employers and apprentices in...

5 top tips from Youthforce for surviving lockdown

Tiro joined Cognassist during lockdown #1 and have focused on supporting both learners and staff throughout this tumultuous time. Read on to learn 5 top tips for surviving lockdown. Last March (on the 20th to be exact – 1 week before the first lockdown hit), Tiro went...

What does it take to be an Apprenticeship mentor?

In the 2015 budget, the government announced a commitment to boosting productivity by investing in people by helping develop vocational skills and increasing the quantity and quality of apprenticeships – the Apprenticeship Levy came into force in 2017, alongside other...

Is now the right time to take on an apprentice?

On the face of it, you might think not. But we would ask of any business, what are your plans and where are you headed? If there is growth on the horizon then now is the time to plan effectively, develop your resources, and be ready to meet it. Together with you, once...

Businesses need to start thinking of apprenticeships as succession planning #GrowYourOwnTalent

Tiro encourages businesses to think of apprenticeships as succession planning for their future workforce, our values-driven sales approach is here to generate win-win solutions for opening up sustainability within a business. In our area of expertise, STEM...

‘Top apprentice employer stresses importance of lower level apprenticeships’

A member of the government’s apprenticeship delivery board says opportunities at level 2 and 3 are key. Lower level apprenticeships have the potential to greatly boost productivity, according to the head of apprenticeships at Barclay's. The number of lower level...

‘Could an apprenticeship really be the gateway to a successful career?’

    Richard Hines - Principal Specialist inspector at the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) A demanding job in a high-pressure environment, dealing with matters of life and death daily, you might think that I’m the product of a Russell Group university...

‘Postgrad apprenticeships: ready for take-off’

  You could be forgiven for not having heard of postgraduate degree apprenticeships, also known as level 7 apprenticeships, which were launched in March 2015 with just 30 learners. But these master’s-level programmes have big potential. The Department for...

‘Why schools are perfect places for apprenticeships’

Taking on apprentices can be a way to create exciting opportunities and intricately develop schools' involvement in teacher training, writes one leading headteacher There’s a lot of talk about apprenticeships at the moment, including the dreaded apprenticeship levy. I...