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First female engineering higher apprentice for Sisna Park Plymouth

Friday 15 February 2019

A local apprentice is celebrating becoming the first female level 4 engineering apprentice for Sisna Park Plymouth.


When Danielle Scott was 15, she completed some engineering work experience organised through her school.


“I then started to enjoy making things at home, helping my Dad out with the bikes and issues with the cars, just really getting stuck in,” she continued.


“My parents then suggested looking into the engineering route, that’s how it all started.”


New apprenticeship to enhance businesses efficiency

Thursday 14 February 2019

A new apprenticeship has been introduced to help combat the incredible £15 billion lost each year due to accidents and ill health in Britain.

The estimated cost of accidents and ill health in the workplace, according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) coincides with a staggering 30.7 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury.

CCB Training, part of The Cornwall College Group (TCCG), is helping businesses to address these statistics by delivering the new Safety, Health & Environment Technician (SHE) Level 3 standard apprenticeship.

Monty Halls to help develop leaders in Cornwall

Tuesday 5 February 2019

Cornwall is welcoming broadcaster, former Royal Marine Officer and marine biologist Monty Halls to help develop leaders in the county.

CCB Training, part of the Cornwall College Group, announced motivational speaker Monty will be headlining its Developing Leaders conference.

With the uncertainty of Brexit there has never been a better time to ensure you are equipped with the confidence and skills to lead your team or business through change, according to Sally McAuley, Head of Business and Professional at CCB Training.

Female engineering apprentices on the rise

Monday 28 January 2019

A local training provider has welcomed the year-on-year increase in the amount of female engineering apprentices.

Business Development Manager at Cornwall College Business (CCB), Jane Wickett, said the first “female apprentices at Sisna Park started in September 2015 with the MOD and Mars Wrigley Confectionery.”

 “Since then female recruitment has continued to grow year on year with our highest ever intake of female engineers in September 2018,” she added.

Access skilled staff with a stockperson apprenticeship

Tuesday 15 January 2019

With Brexit looming, the impact of recruiting and retaining reliable staff has already caused concerns and issues within the farming community. You may be far too familiar with the difficulties in accessing skilled people to help with the care and welfare of your livestock; or to assist with harvesting crops.


“Investing in an apprentice can bring a wealth of benefits including having a reliable member of the team that you can train according to your farms requirements.” Stated Sarah Hernandez, Business Development Manager for the rural sector at CCB Training.

Securing the future of Horticulture

Friday 4 January 2019

The Horticulture and Landscaping Industry contributes approximately £24.2 billion to the UK economics but also plays an important role in our society. Enhancing healthy lives and communities, whilst maintaining sustainable landscapes and protecting our environment.


The new standard Horticulture Landscaping Operative apprenticeship delivered by Bicton College and Duchy College aims to help secure vital specialist skills to secure the future of the industry.


Region’s best companies return to battle at Apprenticeship Games

Friday 4 January 2019

The Apprenticeship Games for apprentices and their employers is back for 2019 following a successful inaugural event of challenges and competition.

The games pitch companies against each other in a bid to find the region’s ‘Apprentice Team of the Year’, who will be handed the games’ specially designed torch.

Taking place at Duchy College, Stoke Climsland during National Apprenticeship Week 2019 on the 6th March, teams from the South West’s leading employers will compete in a series of exciting, interactive challenges.

Equine groom apprenticeship fundamental for the welfare of horses

Thursday 1 November 2018

In an effort to keep up with innovation and technological progress within the multi-billion pound equine industry, a new apprenticeship has been developed.

Bicton College and Duchy College have supported the fast-paced sector by delivering the new Level 2 Equine Groom standard apprenticeship that has been designed by employers for employers.

“The equine groom is a fundamental occupational role in all equine businesses, and vital to an industry that contributes over £8bn to the British economy each year,” the Institute for Apprenticeships stated.

Putting the golf back in the greens

Thursday 1 November 2018

Whether it’s the iconic holes of the Masters at Augusta, or the rugged splendor of Gleneagles, pristine golf courses are something to behold.

But it takes a great deal of knowledge and passion to maintain these masterpieces, and with this in mind, a college in Cornwall has launched a new Golf Greenkeeping apprenticeship.

Duchy College at Stoke Climsland near Callington has worked in conjunction with employers to develop the apprenticeship, ensuring it meets business needs.