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Getting the right start with a Modern Apprenticeship

July 21, 2015 by

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Guest blog by OPITO apprentice, Michael Williamson. Deciding to become an apprentice after leaving school was an easy decision for me because I wanted to get straight into work and learn a trade which I could build a lifelong career on. What I didn’t realise at the time, was just how important a decision I was […]

Weathering the Storm; Keeping focused on what is important

July 14, 2015 by

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Our water-cooler and cocktail bar conversations over the last few months have focussed on the current economic climate, the price of oil and a worry about the here and now. It’s clear that the global economic factors which are at play can mean that all our emotional energy goes into worrying about the immediate, the […]

Excellence in HR, Training and Recruitment celebrated at the cHeRries Awards 2015.

June 8, 2015 by

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The winners of the annual cHeRries Awards, recognising excellence in human resources, recruitment and training in north east Scotland, were announced on Thursday, 4 June. Twenty-six companies and individuals were shortlisted for nine awards that were presented at a ceremony at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre in front of an audience of around 500 industry […]

Hugh Dennis to host cHeRries Awards 2015

May 12, 2015 by

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TV star Hugh Dennis has been announced as the host of this year’s prestigious cHeRries Awards Ceremony which takes place at the AECC on Thursday 4th June. The multi-talented funny man has starred in several hit TV programmes, writes and presents for national Radio and is a panel show regular. He has built up an […]

Video Based Training – Pros and Cons

April 29, 2015 by

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Guest Blog from Vivian Tsang of Beamshare about the pros and cons of using video for training...

Are your assessors as good as Hollywood and Berry?!

August 6, 2014 by

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UP launches Assessor Training Workshops Time to put on your best ‘pinny and dig out your mixing bowls…..The Great British Bake Off is back! The show, which has oddly gained a cult status over its 4 years, takes the proud leap to BBC One for its 5th season. The show sees 12 contestants compete on […]

We’ve passed our exams too!

July 15, 2014 by

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With the schools finished for the summer following their exams and University students graduating across the country, our team here at UP are also taking time to celebrate some academic successes. Eight new members of the UP team have recently completed the Belbin Team Roles Accreditation, certifying their knowledge of the Belbin Team Roles theory […]