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KM campaign kick starts 100 careers

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

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

07 August 2014

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

Boss slams "bizarre" apprenticeship system

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

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.

Financial advisor to take on 100 staff

22 May 2014

Rising numbers of people wanting advice on retirement options has prompted a recruitment drive at a financial advice company.

It’s a supersonic incentive

12 May 2014

A car aiming to break the land speed record will be the star attraction at an event for employers interested in taking on an apprentice.

They've got IT

17 March 2014

Microsoft is looking for businesses in Kent to host their next batch of IT apprentices.

Apprenticeship pledges roll in

10 March 2014

Eight companies have pledged to hire over 50 apprentices as part of the Kick Start Kent campaign, being run by the KM Group.

Apprentice heading to the top

10 March 2014

An apprentice from Bean is heading to the top in more ways than one.

Apprentice misses out on date with PM

07 March 2014

The KM Group's editorial apprentice has visited Downing Street for an apprenticeship event - but missed out on meeting Prime Minister David Cameron.

Apprentices: The key to your firm's survival

06 March 2014

As workforces age, businesses will face a succession planning crisis unless they invest in the next generation of employees now.

VIDEO: Apprentices can help you grow, says Duke

06 March 2014

In an exclusive interview, the Duke of York says companies should use apprenticeships to expand their business as the economy picks up.

Who knows what their options are?

06 March 2014

With young people now required to stay in education past their 17th birthday, an apprenticeship could be the right path.

Training to handle the workplace

06 March 2014

With many school leavers unable to cope with the basics of the working environment, new traineeships are plugging the skills gap in Kent.

‘The apprenticeship scheme makes me especially proud’

06 March 2014

After a visit to a Kent college last month, Treasury Minister Danny Alexander writes an exclusive column on the virtues of apprenticeships.

College doubles campaign target

06 March 2014

A learning institution has backed the Kick Start Kent campaign by pledging to double the number of businesses who take on apprentices.

Port role ends long work wait

06 March 2014

After the demoralising experience of being out of work for 18 months, an apprenticeship has turned a man's life around.

Succession is key to success

06 March 2014

An apprentice recruitment drive is ensuring an engineering firm deals with its aging workforce.

Charlotte rises to health and safety challenge

06 March 2014

An apprentice had to take control after a colleague suffered an accident at work while inspectors were on site.

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