NGi are working in partnership with Nottingham based consultancy BlinkBright Ltd and have been awarded the contract to evaluate Nottinghamshire County Council’s Apprenticeship Grant Scheme ‘Say YES to an Apprentice’.
Launched in April 2014 and concluding in March 2017 the Nottinghamshire YES grant provides additional funding of up to £1,500 to businesses who take on a Nottinghamshire young person aged 16-19 as their first apprentice. During this period 203 enquiries by employers were received and 173 grants were awarded, this helped local companies give a young person an opportunity to undertake an Apprenticeship and take their first steps into a successful career.
The third meeting of the trans-national Social Competences project took place between 4th-6th May, 2016 in Rome to review training outputs. Kindly hosted by our Italian partners, representatives from Austria and Hungary were also in attendance.
Curriculum expert Amanda Hunt attended the meeting on behalf of NGi, spending three days with our European partners to evaluate and improve upon the pilot courses. An examination of the research undertaken in each country led to an improved development of course modules and curriculum within the resource toolkit, establishing a common core that fits all local needs.