The CABWI Annual Forum

We recently attended the annual CABWI Forum in Coventry. The meeting focused on the changes that will be happening in the sector and to CABWI itself, some of these changes will affect the assessment of qualifications directly and provide an improved and more accurate representation of the candidates competency.

End Point Assessment

A popular topic was the new End Point Assessments (EPA) ...

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Apprentices make a difference to your business

If you are an employer who has previously had apprentices in your organisation, it will already be clear to you the benefits they can bring. 86% of employers with an established apprenticeship programme reported that apprenticeships have helped to develop skills that are relevant to the needs of their organisation.

As a non-levy paying employer, what’s more, the government will pay 90% of the t...

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Training Delivery Manager Joins the Team

Miles Cameron

Miles Cameron joins Merit Skills from Yorkshire Water.

I have over 20 years’ experience in the Water Industry, in Water, Wastewater and Sewerage functions at Yorkshire Water and Kelda Water Services. During...

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Funding Apprenticeships

From 2018 businesses that pay the Levy will be able to transfer apprenticeship funding to other businesses, which will be used to pay for training and assessments for apprenticeships.

However employers can transfer a maximum of 10% of annual funds. This is worked out from the total amount of levy declared, with the English % applied, plus the 10% government top-up payment.

Another important ...

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Qualifications may be used in Apprenticeships

Previously the strict rules surrounding Apprenticeships stated that qualifications couldn't be mandated in apprenticeships. However now the Institute For Apprenticeships has announced that qualifications, such as technical certificates will be allowed as a method of showing evidence of knowledge.

This change is part of the process to make the apprenticeships process "faster and better" after re...

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Training Calendar 2018

Our Training Calendar for 2018 is now available

It offers a complete list of our open course dates and we hope that the calendar will make it easier for you to plan your training.

Check it out Here

For more information or any other enquires please contact us on 01733 246415 or info@meritski...

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Does water float your boat?

Merit Skills is embarking on a national campaign to recruit for the next generation of water trainers. Throughout the year we will be using different initiatives to attract the best individuals.

Over the holiday period, one of our trainers was featured in a national Newspaper. This article was written about the ever expanding opportunities as a Trainer/Assessor in the Water Industry.

The art...

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Get the cash flowing and tap into an exciting career in the water industry

TAP into an exciting career in the water industry.

A leading training organisation for the industry says the demand for skilled workers at water firms across the UK is increasing as the existing workforce ages.

Pete Featherstone, operations boss at Peterborough-based Merit Skills,...

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Mock Interviews at College

Recently our Managing Director Maria Fulluck went to Arthur Mellows Village College in Peterborough, to help prepare them for their future by giving them a mock interview experience.

The year 11 students each got an interview that lasted around 10 minutes, after which they were provided with feedback that will help them improve and succeed in future...

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The New IOSH Qualification

Recently IOSH released the much anticipated qualification, Safety and Health for Business. This qualification is designed to develop the business knowledge and skills that employers are demanding of safety and health professionals.

This long awaited qualification ensures safety, health and wellbeing in the workplace by offering options that go beyond technical knowledge to give insights and...

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New Water Distribution Trainer/Assessor Vacancy at Merit Skills

Purpose of the Role

We’re looking for someone who has water industry background within distribution or process and is occupationally experienced. You will be a good communicator and ideally have a background in training and assessing qualifications .You will be both professional and customer focused in your approach, maintaining and expanding the current relationships delivering apprentices...

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New Addition Joins Merit Skills Telesales Team

Michael has recently joined the company and is experienced in customer service and sales, from retail, face to face and telesales.

He is currently working on building the client base and building relationships with new and existing clients.

Michael enjoys cycling, also he writes and produces his own music and tinkering with computers.

Do you have a specific requirement that you'd like to discuss with us? The Merit Skills team are always ready to talk your needs through with you.