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Creativity & Innovation for Study Programme students

Seven lucky students from Martec’s Study Programme had the opportunity to visit the new LEGO® Education Innovation Studio at Newcastle-under-Lyme College in June. Taking part in a Lego Workshop, the students were able to experience the many first-class science, literacy, computing, design technology, engineering and maths related resources. Aimed at developing creative thinking and practical […]

17th May 2017: Free IMI Information Session

As part of the Government’s drive to start 3 million new Apprentices by 2020, from 1st May, changes have been introduced to the way Apprenticeships are funded. Employers will either be part of the Levy or may have to co-invest with the Government when taking on Apprentices in the future. There are also major changes […]

Smart Fleet Solutions & Martec Training launch first hybrid awareness programme

Staffordshire based Smart Fleet Solutions together with Martec Training and Education have successfully launched the County’s first hybrid / electrical vehicle Awareness Day. A first for the body and paint sector, the Awareness Day was designed to ensure that mechanics working with hybrid vehicles are aware of the potential dangers. Also serving as a means […]

Apprenticeship Levy launches on Thursday!

Launching this Thursday (6th April 2017), The Apprenticeship Levy is really happening! To help you manage your available funds, the Department for Education and Skills Funding Agency has developed the Apprenticeship Service which is now live. If you will be paying the Apprenticeship Levy you will need to register on the online Apprenticeship Service. We […]

Martec discuss female apprentices in IMI Magazine

  Martec’s Tracey Marson-Holland has featured in the April 2017 issue of IMI Magazine talking about the need to attract more females into apprenticeships. Opening up the opportunities currently enjoyed by the male majority, Tracey discusses the ways in which the industry could increase its appeal to women thinking of alternative routes into employment.  

Focus on Harry Lovatt as NAW2017 draws to a close

As National Apprenticeship Week 2017 draws to a close, we are very proud to share with you some coverage from Staffordshire County Council, on our own Harry Lovatt, who has been working with Madely Heath Motors since August 2016. It’s great to see you doing so well Harry. Well done! The full write-up can be […]

Martec trip in the press

Keeping everyone in Staffordshire up-to-date on the goings on at Martec, we were delighted to see this great piece covering the Belgium trip!

Martec travels to Belgium

Supporting Ofsted objectives to develop student’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development (SMSC), a group of students from Martec had the opportunity to travel and tour a variety of World War One battlefields, landmarks and museums in Belgium in February. Staying at Ypres in Flanders, the students were able to experience the same environment as […]

Martec Open Day in the press

Further to our Open Day on the 18th January 2017, we are pleased to share with you the coverage that we received in the Sentinel newspaper! Hoping to show young people that an Apprenticeship is a fantastic choice for achieving career aspirations, our Open Day welcomed young people from across the area. If you were unable […]

Eyes on the prize: The changing tide of Apprenticeships

Back in the day, leaving school, joining a company and learning on the job was part and parcel of becoming an adult. Back then, any form of further education was solely reserved for the high fliers of the classroom. However, as time went on, University become very much the ‘norm’, with thousands of young people […]