University of Portsmouth pledges to Transfer to Transform

May 19th, 2022

The University of Portsmouth pledges to Transfer to Transform, which has led to further funding being available for small, local businesses to boost apprenticeship activity across the Solent region, raising the total figure to £2.25 million. The University of Portsmouth is the latest organisation to join a growing list of supporters of the Solent Apprenticeship &…

Protak Scientific Ltd. Case Study

March 14th, 2022

The Apprenticeship & Skills Hub team have been established in North Hampshire & Surrey for over one whole year now and within that period have provided significant support to a wide range of businesses. One such business is Protak Scientific Ltd. Protak Scientific Ltd are a small Pharmaceutical Technology company based in Redhill, Surrey. The…

LoCASE: Support and green grants to grow your business

March 9th, 2022

LoCASE: Support and green grants to grow your business Businesses across Hampshire can access up to £10,000 in funding to boost their growth prospects and at the same time, help the UK in meeting its Net Zero target through LoCASE. Grant funding through the Low Carbon Across the South and East (LoCASE) programme is now…

LoCASE Business

LoCASE provides grants up to £10k

February 4th, 2022

Are you a small employer looking to save money on overheads by installing energy efficiency measures? Or an employer already offering low carbon goods and services (and would like to develop more in that direction?)  The Low Carbon Across the South East (LoCASE) programme is ready to assist you with funding and knowledge. LoCASE is supported by the European Regional…

Boost for Solent businesses seeking skills and apprenticeship support

January 25th, 2022

Businesses across the Solent are set to receive an enhanced service offering free and impartial support on apprenticeship and skills programmes. Southampton City Council, lead partner behind The Solent Apprenticeship Hub, recently won the contract to extend the existing apprenticeship service into one for broader skills support. The new service will be re-branded as the…

Hampshire and Surrey Employers benefit from Transfer to Transform

October 13th, 2021

Hampshire and Surrey Employers benefit from the Apprenticeship & Skills Hub’s Transfer to Transform initiative, which has now surpassed a quarter of a million pounds in pledges from large organisations across North Hampshire & Surrey. Transfer to Transform provides the platform for large employers to reduce the wastage of their apprenticeship levy funding, whilst also redistributing this…

100 in 100 HomeServe

100 in 100 campaign offers boost to local economy

September 15th, 2021

The ‘100 in 100’ campaign in Southampton is in full swing, with over three-quarters of the target of 100 work skills placements secured within 100 days already exceeded. With 83 new job opportunities created across the city, the supporting partners of the campaign are encouraging businesses from a wide variety of sectors to grasp the…

How to hire an apprentice

How to hire an apprentice in 2021 – How-to Guide

September 3rd, 2021

As an employer, one of the best ways to inject fresh perspectives, bridge skills gaps and motivate your workforce is to hire an apprentice. For many, the barrier for hiring an apprentice is the process, which many perceive to be time-consuming, confusing or expensive. At the Apprenticeship Hub, we want to make the process as accessible, easy to…

100 in 100 Southampton

100 in 100 Southampton Launch

August 11th, 2021

The 100 in 100 Southampton campaign aims to place 100 unemployed residents into skills and training programmes – ranging from apprenticeships and traineeships to Kickstart placements and T-Levels – within 100 days across the city. This ambitious campaign aims to highlight the long-term benefits of skills and training programmes to both residents and employers in Southampton. These benefits…