May 2023 Newsletter

Welcome to the first blog post of the year for May 2023! As we kick off this exciting year, we are thrilled to share with you the latest updates on topics ranging from pathways, welfare and more. We'll be exploring some of the most exciting developments that are driving change within Blue Lion.

December Newsletter

Our final issue of 2022, rounding up a truly hectic year! In this instalment, find some effective tips & tricks, what's in store for 2023, and everything that has happened over the past few months.

September Newsletter

The third instalment of our bi-monthly newsletter focuses on the Marketing Pathway, ways you can improve your time and change management and more! Found out more in our September issue.

July Newsletter

Read the second instalment of our bi-monthly newsletter. Find out what's in store for the next couple of months easily with our categorised system. So whether it be news on new apprentices, or your looking for some tips & tricks, our newsletter has it all.

May Newsletter

Find out what is happening at Blue Lion Training Academy in the first issue of our new bi-monthly newsletter. From monthly events to behind the scenes, discover more about Blue Lion at ease with our categorised topics.

Supporting Young Apprentices

As an employer, when you are employing a young apprentice, there are factors that need to be considered. A major one being how we should provide them with support in their work. So, we have listed a few tips and tricks, that we find useful, to help you give your young apprentices the support they need.

Employing School Leavers and Graduates

When you are considering hiring new employees, you might be a bit hesitant to employ school leavers, or graduates due to their lack of experience, but there are many benefits of employing school leavers that you might not have considered. Some of the key benefits include:

VARK – The Four Different Learning Styles

When it comes to employee development, many factors influence how well employees progress. The type of training they are provided with, as well as their motivation and commitment to learning, will be integral to their progression. As an employer, you should also consider how different learning styles will impact development. Apprentices require a lot of initial training, both as part of an apprentice training programme and on-the-job training.

Up-skilling: The Full Guide of Techniques

There are so many benefits to investing time and effort into up-skilling your workforce. Providing your employees with good learning and development opportunities improves engagement, makes people feel more valued, and develops new skills that will boost business productivity and performance. When employees feel like they have progression opportunities at your business, they are less likely to apply for external jobs as they will feel they can achieve their career targets while working for you.

Left vs Right Brain: The Characteristics

When it comes to learning, everybody has a preferred learning method and there are lots of learning theories that can be applied to deliver better learning outcomes. One such theory is the left vs. right brain theory, which suggests that people are either left-brained or right-brained. People who are creative or artistic will generally be determined to have a right brain, while people who are more analytically minded will be regarded as having a left brain.