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Financial advisor to take on 100 staff

Portal Financial is based in Strood

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

The Bloodhound supersonic car

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

Apprentice Roberta Baah on the Microsoft Systems and Networking program

17 March 2014

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

Apprenticeship pledges roll in

MidKent College's Medway campus in Gillingham

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

Damon Martin

10 March 2014

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

Apprentice misses out on date with PM

KM Group editorial apprentice Dan Wright

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

Engineering apprentice Liam Byford at IPS International in Medway City Estate, Strood

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

HRH Duke of York meeting businesses as part of KM Group's Kick Start Kent campaign

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?

Parents can appeal if they are not happy with the school place offered. Stock picture

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

Apprentice Ashley Skey undergoing training with IPS International, the partner of Kent Business' Kick Start Kent campaign

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’

Treasury Minister Danny Alexander talks to apprentice's Tamzin Barrett and Hannah Gibbs

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

MidKent College principal Sue McLeod

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

Formerly unemployed Josh Francis now works at the Port of Dover on an ICT apprenticeship

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

MKE apprentice Callum McKerracher working on a winder refurbishment

06 March 2014

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

Charlotte rises to health and safety challenge

Ecosan apprentice Charlotte Webb with director Sonja Wood

06 March 2014

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

From homeless to hired

Father-of-two Stuart Deamer from Tonbridge has turned his life around with an apprenticeship

06 March 2014

A father-of-two who slept rough after his marriage fell apart got his life back on track with an apprenticeship.

Apprentice to meet Prime Minister

KM Group editorial apprentice Dan Wright

06 March 2014

The KM Group's editorial apprentice is heading to Downing Street today to meet David Cameron for a reception to mark National Apprenticeship Week.

National Apprenticeship Week events

Apprentice Samuel Holbrook undergoing training with IPS International, the partner of Kent Business' Kick Start Kent campaign

04 March 2014

A run down of fairs and conferences happening across Kent for National Apprenticeship Week.

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