Author: Giles Montgomery

Apprenticeship In Banking

Barclays is set to launch the very first degree-level apprenticeship in banking. This was made public on the 6th of March. Most parents are not aware of apprenticeship in the financial sector. Studies have shown that about 77 percent of parents know of apprenticeships in the plumbing industry, 66 percent are aware that it exist in the hairdressing industry, but just 37 percent are aware that apprenticeship exists in the financial industry. Also, studies have shown that just 47 percent of students’ parents are aware of the potentials in a career in apprenticeship. Furthermore, 68 percent of their teachers...

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Tech Classes For Kids

After school programs can really help working parents and can offer everything from simple daycare to sports and talent clubs. But there is a new type on the market, due partly to a desire of parents who are concerned about job futures for their young ones. Tech after school programs, some hosted as part days and others offered as weekend classes, are popping up in communities. Children learn to build robots, get exposed to technology and can even build their own computers. Some facilities can be found as part of educational institutions like college campuses but many are opening as...

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The Polls are Open!

The people of the USA will make their choice today. And what a choice they have, as far as many are concerned it is the choice between bad and evil. The question the rest of the world is asking is how on earth did we get to this position at all?  How can the American people be voting for the two worst candidates in electoral history? Everything points to the electoral system.  The system seems to have collapsed upon itself and much like voting systems we see in TV favorites such as X Factor and Strictly Come dancing (United Kingdom...

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Brexit Apple Grower Windfall

While Britain and Europe was shocked by the United Kingdom pulling out of the EU, one group in particular is not so bothered. They seem to be profiting from the news; The apple growers of Great Britain are very happy. Apple growers started the year nervously due to the bad spring weather, which held back the growth. Now, during the harvest season, there is cause for celebration. Despite the slow start, weather conditions of a hot summer and lots of sunshine left apple growers with beautiful looking fruit.  The apples were bigger and better than last season’s harvest. The...

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Practical Strategic Thinking – May 2016

Practical Strategic Thinking – Although there are many uncertainties in today’s business world, there are also many opportunities. However, these opportunities are only seized by those leaders and managers who can take the necessary strategic steps to turn their visions into innovative products and services. Many managers fail at this because they are so consumed by delivering what is needed today and maintaining positive business results, they miss the drastic changes in the foundations of what constitutes their business, products, markets and clients. This lack of attention is the seed of failure in long-term success. Event: Training Dates: May 17th 2016 (1 day) Venue: Roffey Park Institute, West Sussex, England Price: £590 +VAT More information: Practical Strategic...

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