Why Learning and Development is Key

Sysco believe that building the knowledge and skills of the country’s workforce is key to sustaining long term viable business. We aim to enable individuals to maximise their employability opportunities or workplace capabilities through the provision of outstanding quality training, and by so doing, increase the profitability and competitiveness of our client companies. Most employers …

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9 Reasons why you should train Apprentices

More and more businesses are seeing the benefits of Apprenticeships and engaging with the Apprenticeship programme. Recent reports have shown an increase in the number of employers that would prefer to hire candidates who have completed an Apprenticeship over those with a university degree.

Transferring your apprenticeship levy funds to another employer

From April, employers who pay the apprenticeship levy will be able to transfer up to 25% of their unused funds to a partner organisation or stakeholder. This video provides information and instructions on how to transfer or receive levy funds using the Apprenticeship Service.
This video was first shown at the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority Event on transferring levy funds at Anfield Stadium on the 15th March 2019. It was created by Elliot McGaffney and was shown as part of Becky Dutton’s presentation.

Management Apprenticeships as popular as ever

The proportion of learners taking management apprenticeships has doubled in the last two years and management standards now make up a fifth of all apprenticeship starts on standards.

Choosing the right End-Point Assessment Organisation

For the benefits of our clients, Sysco have looked into End-Point Assessments, part of the Government’s apprenticeships reforms, in order to provide some information on why we have chosen to work with the EPA organisations (EPAO) we have. In this article we explain what they are, what’s involved and how they can help registered managers and their staff.

Mental Well Being

Mental well-being on an Apprenticeship

September 10th saw World Suicide Awareness Day, organised by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP). The purpose of the day was to raise awareness around the globe that suicide can be prevented with charities, royals and employers working hard to highlight what has often been a taboo subject.

A Guide to Assessment

Assessment is about making judgements about learners’ competence through evidence that links to relevant outcomes relating to specific subjects or roles. This may be standards or qualification driven.

Employability as part of Adult and 16-18 Education

Employability and the skills for proving work readiness are crucial to standing out from the crowd when it comes to the application process.
With Sysco, our courses embed employability as part of the curriculum to not only teach traditional subjects like business and English but to ensure that our students complete employability and enrichment sessions to help them be successful once they enter the world of work.

Business Support Small Business Employer Engagement

Employer Engagement and Support for Small Business

Employer buy-in is an intrinsic part of providing a comprehensive training solution that ensures both the employer and employee gain the full benefit from their training programme. Sysco has long prioritised an effective employer engagement strategy and this article spells out why we think it’s important in this new employer-led environment.