Showing posts with label The Tech Partnership. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Tech Partnership. Show all posts

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Your chance to talk IT apprenticeships with Microsoft, BCS & The Government


By Sarah Morgan


What do you know about IT apprenticeships? Do you know how to access £10,000s of training, funded by the Government? Or how apprenticeships can up-skill your current employees

You might have heard good things about apprenticeships, but don't know where to start?

This is your opportunity to get your questions answered. Join Firebrand Training and the British Computer Society (BCS) at this free event during National Apprenticeships Week, as we explain how IT Apprenticeships work.

Get your questions answered by leaders in IT and Government, and network with industry experts over lunch. The line-up includes:

Why the Government is backing apprenticeships - Andrew Jones MP

Hear from the Government Apprenticeships Ambassador and find out why the Government has committed £1,000,000s of apprenticeship funding to UK businesses, and how this is being used to help those businesses grow.

What’s it like hiring an apprentice? - Microsoft Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship Lead Dominic Gill will chair a panel discussion with employers and their apprentices, including Microsoft Apprentice Ambassadors. Learn from their experiences, and ask any questions about the programmes and processes.

Get support from the Tech Partnership - John Pritchard

See how the Tech Partnership is helping tech businesses like Capgemini and Visa grow through IT apprenticeships. Plus, find out how the Government’s Trailblazers initiative helps you train and / or hire staff, and build your own apprenticeship programme.

How IT Apprenticeships really work - Firebrand IT Apprenticeships

What will your apprentice learn? How do you access £10,000s in Government funding? What do future programmes look like - such as cyber security and Microsoft Dynamics? Firebrand Apprenticeships Operations Manager, Adrian Davies explains all.


There's limited seating at this free event, running Thursday 12th March. Food and refreshments will be provided. Sign-up now or fill out the form below and find out first-hand how apprenticeships will grow your business.




About the Author:        
Sarah writes for Firebrand Training on a number of IT related topics. This includes exams, training, certification trends, project management, certification, careers advice and the industry itself. Sarah has 11 years of experience in the IT industry. 

Monday, 26 January 2015

Get £500 towards training from the Tech Partnership Training Fund


By Sarah Morgan


The Tech Partnership Training Fund provides funding for employers to invest in IT training. This means you can get a contribution of up to £500 off your Firebrand Training course – or up to £1,000 off an apprenticeship.

The Tech Partnership is a network of employers, collaborating to create the skills to accelerate the growth of the IT industry. The fund has been made available from the Government’s Employer Ownership of Skills Pilot.


£500 towards hundreds of accelerated Firebrand courses

Now not only will you save time on your Firebrand training course, you can also get a £500 contribution via the fund.

We offer courses in all the key areas that the Tech Partnership Fund is actively investing in, meaning you can apply for funding on most Firebrand courses, including : EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server and VMware vSphere 5.5 Fast Track.

Tech Partnership Funding is available across a range of key IT areas. Use the links below to find the training you need, or take a look at hundreds of other accelerated courses:



Show this to your boss

Funding is available per course, per delegate. This could mean massive cost-savings across your business.

Show this to your boss and take advantage of this government-backed scheme: get you and your colleagues trained and certified at twice the speed – while saving £500 each.


Self Employed?

If you're self employed or a contractor, you can still get the £500 funding per course.


How to apply

To get the funding, your business must have an office in England, and the training must be taken at a Firebrand UK training centre.

This is all you need to do:

  1. Once you’ve chosen your Firebrand course, complete the funding application form for short course funding or apprenticeship funding
  2. You’ll then get a letter to confirm if you've been approved (most applications are), which you need to sign and return, along with details of the learner(s)

It’s as simple as that!

You can see samples of the application forms here:
To find out more about the Tech Partnership Training Fund – or for help with the application form - call us on 080 80 800 888.

Note: There are a handful of Firebrand courses that don’t qualify for the funding. Call us now to check that your course is covered.


About the Author:        
Sarah writes for Firebrand Training on a number of IT related topics. This includes exams, training, certification trends, project management, certification, careers advice and the industry itself. Sarah has 11 years of experience in the IT industry.