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Getting the right start with a Modern Apprenticeship

July 21, 2015 by


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


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 […]

Video Based Training – Pros and Cons

April 29, 2015 by


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

We’ve passed our exams too!

July 15, 2014 by


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 […]

Work Smarter, Not Harder

November 26, 2013 by


I’m so happy! Happy go lucky me! I just go my way, Living everyday! I don’t worry! Worrying don’t agree, Things that bother you, Never bother me! A cheery song and a mantra we’d all like to live by, but for many stress and worry can be a part of everyday life. The recent Big […]

Generating Business Through Social Media

March 13, 2012 by


The Art of Engagement… As an avid user of social media on various platforms over the last 7 or 8 years, I have begun to notice a rapidly increasing trend; Businesses are waking up in their droves to the fact that social media can generate tangible business opportunities and they are staring to jump on the bandwagon. […]

The Rules of Engagement

September 28, 2011 by


A seminar on Employee Engagement With guest speaker and author of ‘The Engagement Manifesto’, Alan Crozier Campbell Urquhart, Managing Director of The Urquhart Partnership: “As an HR, Recruitment and Training consultancy we are acutely aware of the problems and issues that companies face when employee engagement is handled poorly;  so we fully understand why so much […]