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Kitchen maker cooking up new apprentices

A kitchen designed by Ream

26 September 2016

A kitchen and bedroom furniture manufacturer is on the hunt for its next four apprentices.

Changeling Theatre wants to tell an apprentice "You're hired!"

Maidstone-based Changeling Theatre tour Kent each summer

04 April 2016

One lucky budding actor could be hearing "You're hired!" under Changeling Theatre's apprentice scheme.

Aldi hunts for apprentices

Aldi is hiring apprentices

22 March 2016

The supermarket is aiming to hire about 15 apprentices throughout Kent this year.

Record numbers for careers fair

Niamh Sindall, left, and Jasmine Cooper of Mapleston Noakes School on the Morgan Sindall stand at KentChoices Live 2016

17 March 2016

A careers fair is on course to welcome its largest number of people ever as it opens its doors to the general public.

Apprenticeship numbers on the up

Apprenticeships are offered in a variety of industries, including hospitality

14 March 2016

The number of people starting apprenticeships in Kent has risen in the last four years amid a flurry of new employers and growing awareness.


House builder hiring apprentices

Redrow is recruiting 100 apprentices across England and Wales, including 10 in Kent

08 March 2016

A construction firm has begun a recruitment drive for people to work in trades, including 10 across Kent.


Vote for your favourite KM campaign

The Making a Difference award has been organised as part of Local Newspaper Week

11 May 2015

The KM Group is proud to receive four nominations for a prominent national award - but we need your vote to win.


House builder on hunt for workers

Ward Homes apprentice of the year Ben Quickenden

27 March 2015

A developer in Kent is looking to take on eight new apprentices.

Pfizer hosts apprenticeship event

Pfizer hosts information event to find out about apprentices

22 March 2015

Young people have been learning about the apprenticeships on offer at Pfizer in Sandwich.

Training the journalists of the future

The KM Group's editorial apprentice Dan Wright works for press, radio and online

09 March 2015

A video promoting journalism apprenticeships - featuring KM Group staff - has been released.

Apprenticeship take-up dips

Engineer teaches apprentices

23 February 2015

A brief change in funding for older apprentices led to a fall in numbers by more than 2,200 in Kent last year.

Apprenticeship roles just a click away

The new KentJobs.co.uk/apprenticeships website has been launched

21 November 2014

A simple one-stop website with all the best apprenticeship vacancies in Kent has been launched by the KM Group.

Number of Kent apprentices falls

Electronics apprentice Greg Collins at IPS International in Medway City Estate, Strood

27 October 2014

The number of people who have started an apprenticeship in the county in the last year has fallen by thousands, new figures have revealed.

Eye for detail earns Nathan his place

Spirit of Remembrance managing director Nikki Archer-Waring with Nathan Charles, the 700th person to begin an apprenticeship through the Kent Employment Programme

24 October 2014

A 19-year-old has been hired as an apprentice at a travel company after sending a carefully-crafted application letter.

Apprentice selected for top competition

20 October 2014

A young carpenter is off to Birmingham to compete in a national construction contest.

KM campaign kick starts 100 careers

Katie Ord from Sheppey became a business administration apprentice at Futures for Children, based in Maidstone, through the Kick Start Kent campaign

09 October 2014

The Kick Start Kent initiative, launched by the KM Group, has reached a landmark in its quest to encourage companies to hire apprentices.

Why hiring an apprentice proved a risk-free revelation

The impact of training can lift annual budgets by 2% to 3%

27 August 2014

The Kick Start Kent campaign - aiming to get 100 companies to hire an apprentice - has reach a milestone as more firms sign up to the initiative.


Housing association hires apprentices

West Kent Housing Association is taking on more than 20 apprentices

07 August 2014

More than 20 people will learn new skills with a housing provider.

Boss slams "bizarre" apprenticeship system

MKE apprentice Callum McKerracher working on a winder refurbishment

26 June 2014

A large motor manufacturer is set to go it alone and set up its own apprenticeship scheme after complaining the current system is too complex.

On the ladder to business growth

Apprentice Joe Kent, 21, from Maidstone was hired by IT support company Absols through the Kick Start Kent campaign

08 June 2014

More than a dozen companies have hired apprentices through the Kick Start Kent campaign, with more than 100 firms pledging jobs so far.

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