Apprenticeships seen as a missed opportunity for small businesses

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has produced a report – ‘The Apprenticeship Journey’ about the potential advantages of taking on apprentices in small businesses. The FSB promotes the interests of small business across the UK and represents over 200,000 members. Their key findings are: Apprenticeships are not clearly defined by the government, which adds […]

Working with Leicester based small businesses

Pathway Group are working in partnership with Leicester City Council and NCN and have been awarded an ESF funded programme to target micro and small enterprises from the City of Leicester to up-skill their workforce. The aim is to support 182 employees from key target groups to achieve an NVQ 2 or a basic skills […]

Changes to the Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (AGE)

There has been a number of additional incentives announced by the government for apprenticeship training. This is as below: 509806-Changes-to-the-Apprenticeship-Grant-for-Employers[1]1. Pay the employers the full amount of £1500 13 weeks after the apprentice starts, instead of two instalments of £750 at weeks 8 and 52. 2. Extend the scheme to mid-sized businesses with up to […]

UK Commission’s Employee Skills Survey Results 2011

The report states that although only a small minority of businesses reported vacancies unfilled because of skill shortages, nearly all business with a skills shortage (93%) found it had an impact on the operation of the business. The survey also finds concentrations of these skills shortages in particular industries and occupations (such as Skilled Trade […]

Apprenticeship vacancies: New National Minimum Wage

Government has accepted the independent Low Pay Commission’s (LPC) recommendations for this year’s National Minimum Wage rates: the minimum rate for apprentices will increase by five pence to £2.65 an hour, and these changes will take effect from 1 October 2012. For further information on pay rates visit: If you are interested in taking […]

New Apprenticeship Grant for Employer

Pathway College is presently gearing up to further enhance its support it offers to employers, following the Government’s announcement of an initiative to support up to 40,000 new Apprenticeships. In this regard Pathway recently appointed Hayley Swann who has considerable experience and knowledge of the recruitment and training industries as an Apprenticeships Manager. The Apprenticeships […]

We’re now proud members of the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP)!!

Pathway Group is delighted to be a member of the AELP. The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) is the national trade association representing providers involved in skills and employment delivery, responding to the needs of employers, learners and the local communities. Becoming a member demonstrates our continued commitment to quality provision and increasing […]

Brand of the Year 2016 – Pathway Group

Pathway Group is honoured to have been recognised as ‘Brand of the Year’ at the Pakistan Achievement Awards 2016. This is a celebration of the collective efforts from each of our team members.In the apt words of author and keynote speaker Brian Solis: ‘We live in a time where brands are people, and people are […]