Apprenticeships

Burnley College appreciated OAL’s constant contact

Constant contact with the OAL team was of “great significance” in facilitating the training provided by Burnley College to furniture manufacturer The Senator Group and bed maker Silentnight Group, as part of their Apprenticeship Furniture Standard. Burnley College Trainer Assessor Martin McDonagh-Kelly singled out close contact with OAL as making a pivotal contribution over [...]

2019-06-24T16:59:54+01:0018th June 2019|Apprenticeships, Furniture industry|

National Apprenticeship Awards 2019

The National Apprenticeship Awards are a great opportunity to celebrate all that is exceptional about apprenticeships on a national stage. We have complied four easy ways you can continue to support the awards, and we would be very grateful if you could help us once again in the final push for applications! Promote the [...]

2019-06-24T17:20:03+01:0022nd May 2019|Apprenticeships|

Retail apprenticeships: Transforming progression routes in the industry with over 10,000 apprentices on the new standards

Leading retail employers have been working tirelessly over the last four years to develop apprenticeship standards that form structured career progression routes in retail to help professionalise the workforce, raise the profile of retail careers and help challenge perceptions. With 10,000 apprentices now on the new standards, employers are starting to reap the benefits. [...]

2019-06-24T17:23:19+01:005th March 2019|Apprenticeships, Retail Industry|

Success for Apprentices on Team Leader Standard

Awarding Organisation and End Point Assessment Organisation, Occupational Awards Limited (OAL), have recently completed a number of End Point Assessments (EPAs) for specialist training provider Didac, who have been delivering the Team Leader/Supervisor standard for timber experts James Donaldson & Sons Ltd. The Team Leader/Supervisor standard, which runs over two years, is an intermediate [...]

2019-06-25T09:52:02+01:0019th February 2019|Apprenticeships, End-point assessment, Leadership & Management|

Landmark for food manufacturing skills as OAL assessment confirms Premier Foods’ apprentices are first to make the grade

Five Premier Foods Apprentices have become trailblazers in the truest sense of the word by becoming the first ever to undertake End Point Assessment (EPA) for the Level 3 Advanced Food & Drink Process Operator Apprenticeship Standard. Following a comprehensive apprenticeship programme, which included extensive on-the-job and off-the-job training, specialist Food and Drink End [...]

2019-06-24T17:25:28+01:0031st October 2018|Apprenticeships, End-point assessment, Food & drink industry|

National Occupational Standards (NOS) Online Consultations

Industry skills body the National Skills Academy for Food & Drink and BFM are urging businesses to have their say on the review of National Occupational Standards (NOS), in areas varying from specialist sub-sectors.  Employer involvement will ensure the benchmark industry standards of performance and effective working keep pace with changing industry needs. NOS [...]

2019-06-24T17:26:39+01:0015th October 2018|Apprenticeships|

Furniture Manufacturer Apprenticeship Standard implementation workshop

As the only awarding and end-point assessment organisation offering the furniture manufacturer standards we take our responsibilities to support the industry very seriously. Therefore, in August we are running a free of charge apprenticeship standard implementation workshop, especially for the furniture industry. This is designed for those who are working either for furniture employers [...]

OAL approved to offer EPA for Improvement and SHE

Occupational Awards Limited is now approved to offer specialist EPA services for Safety, Health & Environment Technician, Improvement Practitioner and Improvement Technician This means we now proudly offer apprenticeship EPA services for the following 24 standards: Food and drink process operator Food and drink advanced process operator Butcher Advanced butcher Advanced dairy technologist Baker [...]

Calling industry experts – apprentices need your help

The new apprenticeship standards now include end-point assessments at the end of the apprenticeship.  Occupational Awards Limited (OAL) are now seeking industry experts who are willing to become independent assessors to join our team. If you are interested in finding out more or wish to apply for the role please contact us today. More [...]

2018-06-12T14:27:27+01:0012th June 2018|Apprenticeships, End-point assessment, Press Release|