From April 2017, large employers, including Sweco, will pay an apprenticeship levy of 0.5 per cent on annual pay bills. Whether you agree with the levy or not, it is clear this policy will deliver a massive change for the larger UK businesses. As we are paying in, it is crucial to see how we can get a return, which is why we need to think about how to deploy apprentices here at Sweco. Read more
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In September 2016, Rukky Omonisa joined our Cardiff office as an undergraduate apprentice from the Network75 programme. Network75 at the University of South Wales is a combined work and study route to a degree where undergraduates can apply their academic knowledge to real-life work within a host company. During term-time, students work in a local business 3 days per week and attend university 2 days per week. During holiday periods, students work 5 days per week at their host company. Read more
For National Apprenticeship Week Jordan Hilliard, a junior technician in the Transportation team in Leeds, talks about why he chose an apprenticeship and what he likes about working at Sweco. Read more
Sweco is delighted to be celebrating the 10th annual National Apprenticeship Week, taking place from 6-10 March. This year s theme is the ladder of opportunity which celebrates the diversity of all apprenticeships, from traineeships through to higher and degree apprenticeships. Read more
MapAction is a UK based charity, and the world s only NGO with the capacity to deploy a fully trained and equipped humanitarian mapping and information management team anywhere on the planet. Since 2003, the team has been deployed to over 60 events. In 2016, the team has been in the Bahamas, Jamaica, Haiti, Nigeria, Iraq, Tanzania, Cape Verde, Ecuador, Paraguay and Fiji. Read more
For many children here in the UK, Christmas can be a very difficult time. Whilst many children will spend Christmas Day unwrapping the latest it item from underneath the tree, 1 in 3 will awake to nothing. Others who will spend the day in hospital. Read more