Jackie Bedford Step Ahead Awarding Kristina Harper

Kristina Harper – Employee of the Month for June

Kristina’s no stranger to receiving accolades from her peers and colleagues and it was good to see her, once again, receiving Step Ahead’s Employee of the Month Award for June 2017. Ever gracious, Kris thanked everyone in the Team and pointed out that, had it not been for the help and support of her colleagues, […]

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Step Ahead February 2017

Kristina Harper – Employee of the Month for February

Kristina Harper is on her second round of working with Step Ahead. Having been one of the first to be in the Step Ahead Team, Kris decided after ten years to see what else the world had to offer. Ten years later, having explored new things, learnt new skills and had new experiences, she returned […]

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Public Sector Apprenticeships

A new report has suggested that apprenticeships may offer a genuine solution to the problem of teacher over qualification. The findings came from Reform, a right-leaning think tank that campaigns for the better allocation of public funds. The report looks at ways in which the public sector can attract, train and retain the best and […]

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Sahan De Abrew – Employee of the month for January

Having been a close second a number of times, it’s great to see Sahan De Abrew reach the No: 1 spot! Sahan’s peers have voted regularly, endorsing him for his tenacity, ‘can do’ attitude and being a helpful and supportive colleague. Consistently commenting on the fact that he embodies the values in Step Ahead’s Customer […]

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Mental Health – A heartfelt article by one who knows

So the short version of the story is that one girl was very jealous and got three of her friends involved. The odds weren’t exactly in my favour! I got bullied by four girls and ended being treated by my local Mental Health Services for an Eating Disorder, Depression, Low moods and Severe Anxiety. I […]

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Jasmine Edwards Employee of the month November 2016

Jasmine Edwards – Employee of the Month for December

For the month of December the votes, as always were very close. At one point it was tied, however, once all the votes … including the last minute, under-the-wire, only just made it votes were in … the clear, popular and much deserved winner was Jasmine Edwards of Corporate Support. Jasmine is known for being […]

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Apprenticeship Levy Update

The Apprenticeship Levy – Key Points for Employers

As the implementation date for the Levy grows closer, many employers are asking us how it will work and what it will mean for them, so we thought it might be useful to put the proposals as they stand so far into a concise summary. (This is an updated version of our previous briefing, incorporating […]

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Employee of the Month - October '16

Gurpreet Mudhar – Employee of the Month for October

Gurpreet Muddhar, Team Leader at Step Ahead deservedly won the Employee of the Month Award for October. That’s very deservedly, according to her colleagues … and they’re the ones that voted for her. Some of the points highlighted by Gurpreet’s peers were her passion for the people she has responsibility for helping, her upbeat attitude […]

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Alicia Douglas Employee of the month September

Alicia Douglas – Employee of the Month for September

Congratulations are due to Alicia Douglas, Quality Manager of Step Ahead’s Apprenticeships department as she was voted Employee of the Month for September by her colleagues. Quality Manager is the ideal position for Alicia as her own qualities are consistently high as evidenced during this months voting. Well done Alicia and well deserved.  

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The Apprenticeship Levy and Scheduling Your Apprenticeship Starts

With the new Apprenticeship Levy due to be implemented next May, we are hearing that many employers are delaying apprenticeship starts until after then, as they want to ensure that they don’t waste any of their levy contributions. This is totally understandable, but it’s important to remember that:~ – Between now and next May, the […]

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