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Cornwall Council comes out on top of Apprenticeship Games

Thursday 7 March 2019

Cornwall Council is celebrating winning this year’s Apprenticeship Games after a fiercely fought competition with the region’s top businesses.

The Cornwall College Group CCB event, held at Duchy College Stoke Climsland, saw businesses and organisations with apprentices battle it out in a range of events testing their mental, physical and creative skills.

Plymouth apprentice Construction Apprentice of the Year finalist

Thursday 7 March 2019

A local apprentice is celebrating after being named a finalist for the Construction Apprentice of the Year Awards.

Level 3 Horticulture apprentice, Ben Pedler, is “thrilled” to be one of the finalists for the Construction Apprentice of the Year Awards to be held at Plymouth Guildhall.

The annual awards recognise the importance of the construction and built environment industry for Plymouth and the part that employers’ and their apprentices play in ‘Building Plymouth’.

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.

The top 5 benefits of leadership training

Wednesday 13 February 2019

In today’s difficult climate, business challenges arrive quickly and without warning, and to be able to weather the storm you need effective leadership at all levels of your business. Whilst talent, determination and a good work ethic will take you to a certain level, learning how to manage and lead will get you and your business to the top. Here are the top five reasons to sign up to a management and leadership course now.


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.