7 qualities we look for to identify awesome & aspirational Apprenticeship employers

Written by our Business Development Apprentice – Bethanie Breathwick

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In the past 5 years we’ve found that the most successful Apprenticeship employers have similar goals when they have looked to hire.Read more


How to qualify for a £1.5k Government Grant for hiring an Apprentice

Written by our Senior Business Development Executive – Jonathan Tilley 

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Following on from our Head of Business Development, James O’Donnell’s blog, this piece will further explore how the Government’s £1.5k AGE Grant (Apprenticeship Grant for Employers) can help you support your new apprentice.

This little known incentive is in place to aid SME employers who are new to hiring an apprentice with the start-up costs involved in hiring an apprentice, i.e. buying a new laptop / desktop PC.Read more


Quick 11: How do our Apprenticeship programmes work?

Written by our Head of Business Development – James O’Donnell

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I have put together a quick list of 11 points about our Apprenticeship programmes:

We often meet with companies that are interested in taking on Apprentices but are unsure of how our Apprenticeships programmes (Future LDN and Tech City Stars), are delivered.

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5 years on...

Written by our CEO – Simon Bozzoli

5-daysA couple of days ago I looked up and realised it was the 22nd of November 2015. A special day had come and gone that completely escaped me! Future LDN, the company I founded on 19 November 2010, had turned 5 years old and I hadn’t even noticed! The thought has crossed my mind that if I forgot my son’s 5th birthday, or my 5 year anniversary something terrible would have happened to me. I feel quite guilty for forgetting such a special day in the life of my other ‘baby’! 🙂 So, to celebrate I thought I would write a quick post about all of the water that has passed under the Future LDN bridge in the past 5 years.Read more


Invest in the future of Tech City

Written by our Head of Business Development – James O’Donnell

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Whenever I meet with a Tech City company I always ask them what their biggest challenge is.  Sometimes its clients, sometimes its cash flow but invariably the answer that I get is talent.Read more


The subtle differences in mindset when interviewing for a new Apprentice

Written by our Head of Business Development – James O’Donnell

Hiring an apprentice is an extremely rewarding thing to do for any manager or business owner.

interview-imgWith increased competition and demands on finding skilled members of staff the apprenticeship route is an ideal way to future proof your company. After a 13 month long apprenticeship you will have a young person that has gained a qualification and really knows your company from the ground up – what a great way to build talent and retain knowledge.
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Why should you care about what you do?

Written by our Head of Business Development – James O’Donnell

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In business development there is always a certain amount of phone calls, presentations, meetings, coffees, misunderstandings, briefings etc. To some it can be a soulless enterprise, with the only return on the work that you do being the salary or commission that you receive at the end of the month or quarter.
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My first 3 months working with Apprentices

Written by our Head of Business Development – James O’Donnell

[ut_dropcap style=”two”] 3 [/ut_dropcap] months ago I started my role as Head of Business Development for the LDN Group. We are an Apprenticeship training provider that helps find young people awesome Apprenticeship opportunities in London in the Tech sector for Tech City Stars and the broader market place for Future LDN.

My role has a dual focus including finding young people and educating them about Apprenticeships and also finding companies that are looking to invest in young people for a 13-month Apprenticeship position.

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Team Days Out!

Written by our Director of Apprenticeships – Rebecca Jennings

Working for a growing company, and also learning about several other companies who have taken on Apprentices, it is always interesting to see how teams work and socialise together. I hear about all of the different kinds of activities that staff have the opportunity to take part in, such as; team breakfasts, Friday afternoon beers (particularly popular in the Tech sector), trips to the seaside, and of course the all import excess of the Christmas do!Read more


Hello Aldgate!

Written by our Chief Executive – Simon Bozzoli

It’s the middle of summer and while it seems like everyone else in the world is taking their summer breaks, it’s the busiest time of year for us here at the LDN Group. A-Level and GCSE results are out and there are thousands of young Londoners looking for their next opportunity. With that in mind, we’re gearing up for yet another Tech City Stars Reboot Camp and we’re also helping record numbers of young people into Future LDN apprenticeships. Exciting stuff, made all the more exciting by a couple of big changes to the way we do things.

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