Furniture industry

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 [...]

When, when, how, why of EPA at OAL

End-point assessment (EPA) is such a new entrant to the apprenticeship world; sometimes throwing up challenge and confusion. We know that providers and employers alike are hungry for information and clarity in a bid to prepare their business and their apprentice fully for success. Therefore, at OAL we have put together a factsheet with [...]

OAL approved to offer EPA for 21 apprenticeship standards

Occupational Awards Limited is now approved to offer specialist EPA services for as many as 21 individual apprenticeship standards. These include apprenticeships relating to food and drink, furniture manufacture as well as many cross sector apprenticeships such as retailer and supply chain warehouse operative. We now proudly offer apprenticeship EPA services for the following [...]

Yvette Boland joins the OAL team

We are delighted to announce that Yvette Boland joined us this month as our new Development Manager. Yvette is well-known and well-respected in the sector, so we are sure that her appointment will be a popular one. Having worked with much of the OAL team in a previous role, hers is a very popular [...]

Enter the Furniture Makers 2017 Apprentice Award now!

Rewarding promising apprentices Do you employ an exceptional apprentice that you want to reward? The Furniture Makers’ Company, the furnishing industry’s charity, is calling for entries for a new award that will recognise the efforts and career progression of apprentices working in the furnishing industry. The Apprentice Award is open to anyone studying and working towards a [...]

2018-08-17T11:02:34+00:009th August 2017|Apprenticeships, Approved centres, Furniture industry|

Important news for all shopfitters

Occupational Awards Limited has been working with the National Association of Shopfitters, a number of employers and Didac Ltd to develop a new shopfitting installation qualification to meet SICCS card requirements.  This follows the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) withdrawal of the Construction Related Occupation (CRO) Card.The new qualification will allow installers to apply for the SICCS Card and gain [...]

Silentnight marks National Apprenticeship Week with ten new vacancies

The UK’s leading bed manufacturer, Silentnight has announced plans to take on ten new apprentices in 2017 to mark National Apprenticeship Week (6th-10th March). The award-winning scheme, now in its sixth year, will see the newly announced intake join the business in July this year. The Lancashire-based bed maker will bring the apprentices into [...]

2017-05-21T22:24:38+00:003rd March 2017|Apprenticeships, Furniture industry|

Consultation to develop Level 3 Furniture Apprenticeship Standard – Your support is needed

The Employer Trailblazer Group led by Senator International has made a submission to Government to develop a new Level 3 Furniture Apprenticeship Standard.  We now need your support to enable us to continue with this development. Pledging your support is easy, please click on the link below and complete the short online survey: https://consult.education.gov.uk/apprenticeships/eoinov2016/ The [...]

2016-12-07T08:07:23+00:007th December 2016|Approved centres, Furniture industry|
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