Dairy Date – Wednesday, November 25: A webinar on IT and cyber apprenticeships specially for businesses

Written by: Andrew Merrell | Posted 17 November 2020 12:04

Dairy Date – Wednesday, November 25: A webinar on IT and cyber apprenticeships specially for businesses

Specialist IT and cyber apprenticeships will be the focus of a free webinar aimed at Gloucestershire businesses by an institution now firmly positioned as a number one training provider for the county. 

Gloucestershire College’s Business Hub team is hosting a free webinar for employers to help them find out more about the specialist IT and cyber apprenticeships it has on offer, including its brand-new degree programmes. 

From businesses that simply want to beef-up skills in existing roles to those for whom the move to homeworking has bought a new need to keep their processes safe and secure, the college will roll out a red carpet of clear information for you. 

Importantly, the Business Hub team will help you understand how you benefit from the Government’s £3,000 incentive for any firm hiring an apprentice and how you can claim the costs back through your apprenticeship levy.

The push is all part of the Government-led drive to open the doors to training on all sides as the UK battles to steer itself through the economic challenges of the pandemic. The college has even moved all apprenticeship start dates forward to January to allow as many as possible to get on the bus. 

Employers are urged to be quick as they must hire before January 31, 2021 to qualify for the new funding. 

Julie Tegg, director of apprenticeships and employer training, said: “Apprenticeships are open to anyone aged 16 or over and are not just for school leavers or entry level qualifications. Even experienced professionals can use apprenticeships to train and learn new technical skills. 

“Our IT and cyber apprenticeships range from Level 3 to degrees in specialised areas meaning your business can find the perfect fit for your requirements. 

“Paid for by your apprenticeship levy or either 100 per cent or 95 per cent funded through the government, apprenticeships are a very affordable way to train both your current staff and new recruits. 

“Apprenticeships are proven to increase productivity, motivation and morale among your staff. With the new incentive payments of up to £3,000 per apprentice hired, it’s a win-win for businesses in these unprecedented times.”

Ms Tegg will be hosting the webinar with Myra Billinghurst, head of the GC Business Hub team. 

They willbe joined by guest speaker Darcy Hibberd, talent acquisition and people partner at Iress, a technology company providing software to the financial services industry. 

Darcy will be sharing their experience of working with Gloucestershire College and will explain why IT apprenticeships form an important of Iress. 

Gloucestershire College’s IT and Cyber apprenticeship programmes include: 

    Cyber Security Technician Level 3 

    Infrastructure Technician Level 3  

    Software Developer Technician Level 3  

    Network Engineer Level 4  

    Software Developer Level 4  

    Software Tester Level 4  

    Cyber Security Degree Level 6 

    New for September 2021: Digital Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship Level 6  

To contact the GC Business Hub team email: To book your place on Gloucestershire College’s free webinar for employers via Eventbrite: 25 November 2020 | Spotlight on IT & Cyber Apprenticeships | 3-4pm.