June 2017 - Event
Working in Care Jobs Fair
Are you interested in a career in care? You might be leaving school or college and are busy exploring the different opportunities available to you, or perhaps you have valuable experience of caring for a family member and you are looking for a new opportunity for paid employment or a chance to return to work?
Come along to the ‘Working in Care’ Jobs Fair where you can meet with us and check out our immediate vacancies we have available.
Working in Care Jobs Fair
Monday 19th June 2017, Stockport Town Hall
Drop in any time between 11am and 3pm
find out more here
National Minimum Wage Changes.
If you are currently paying your staff an hourly rate close to the national minimum wage then you may need to consider the increase taking place on 1st April and how this might affect your business and the people you employ.
From Wednesday 1st April 2017, the adult rate of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) will rise by 10p from £6.95 to £7.05 per hour, and the National Living Wage (NLW), which is also mandatory, will rise by 30p from £7.20 to £7.50 per hour.
The new apprenticeship rate will be set at £3.50 and represents a rise of 10p.
An overview of all rate changes from 1 April 2017 are listed below:
· The adult rate will increase by 10 pence to £7.05 per hour
· The rate for 18 to 20 year olds will increase by 5 pence to £5.60 per hour
· The rate for 16 to 17 year olds will increase by 5 pence to £4.05 per hour
· The apprentice rate will increase by 10 pence to £3.50 per hour
Office opening times over Christmas.
We close at 5pm on Wednesday 21st December and return at 9am on Tuesday 3rd January.
We would like to wish everyone very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
And they're off!!
All of the donated gifts for Key103 Mission Christmas have now been picked up and are on their way to make some Children's Christmas extra special!!
A huge and very grateful thank you to everyone who has donated a gift to this amazing cause - you are amazing!
Merry Christmas everyone!!
We are pleased to announce we will be helping Key 103 with Mission Christmas this year, we have offered our office in Stockport as a drop off point for donated gifts/money.
In 2015 they raised over £2 million in gifts and cash and supported over 51,500 local children. They want to do even more this year.
We're asking you to buy an extra present that we can give to a disadvantaged local child to make their Christmas morning special. We need new and unwrapped gifts suitable for children and young people aged 0-18 years, and you can donate at our drop-off point from the 14th November.
We are ready to receive donations so please give whatever you can to help make Christmas special for everyone!
You can find us at 29 Greek Street, Stockport, SK3 8AX
5th January 2016
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year to all of our Clients and Learners, we hope 2016 is a successful year for you all and brings good fortune.
We have started the year in our new offices and looking forward to letting you know our big plans for 2016 so wach this space!!
We are now based at 29 Greek Street. Stockport. SK3 8AX
21st September 2015
Crackdown on dodgy training to give apprenticeships the same legal protection as degrees
We are happy to hear that new legislation is on the way to protect young people "fake or low quality" apprenticeships, click the link to read the full article.
By choosing Knowledge Web as your training provider, you are choosing an education provider who is committed to finding you “that job” with a company that values you and is committed to providing its employees with continued professional development and training.
We only work with the best, we recruit the best young people and place them with the best employers. Our commitment to you from initial contact and the support we offer you is second to none, we are committed to finding you not only a job but a career.
Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-34313934
17th September 2015
Apprentice Minimum wage gets 20% increase 1st October 2015!
The National Minimum Wage for apprentices will increase by 57p an hour to £3.30. This is the largest ever increase in the National Minimum Wage for apprentices and will halve the gap with the National Minimum Wage rate for 16 to 17 year olds, which will be £3.87 an hour from October 2015. The government will also launch a consultation with businesses on the future of the National Minimum Wage rate for apprentices.
Prime Minister David Cameron said:
At the heart of our long-term economic plan for Britain is a simple idea – that those who put in, should get out; that hard work is really rewarded; that the benefits of recovery are truly national. That’s what today’s announcement is all about – saying to hardworking taxpayers, this is a government that is on your side. It will mean more financial security for Britain’s families; and a better future for our country.
• a 20p (3%) increase in the adult rate (from £6.50 to £6.70 per hour)
• a 17p (3%) increase in the rate for 18 to 20 year olds (from £5.13 to £5.30 per hour)
• an 8p (2%) increase in the rate for 16 to 17 year olds (from £3.79 to £3.87 per hour)
• The National Minimum Wage rate for apprentices will increase by 57p (20%) from £2.73 to £3.30 per hour