IPS International Ltd.
Sir Thomas Longley Road
Medway City Estate
Tel: 01634 298800
IPS International Ltd.
The Old Boiler House, Unit C
Tel: 01304 228180
IPS International Ltd is registered in England number 3368622,
with its registered office at the Rochester address above.
|IPS held a learning session on Homelessness with 1st year Engineering apprentices, as part of its Topic of the Month for September.|
|The 1000MPH land speed record attempt car Bloodhound SSC will visit the IPS training centre on Tuesday 13th May. The current land speed record holder is Thrust SSC which broke the sound barrier at 766 MPH back in 1997. The attempt on the 1000MPH barrier is due to take place in 2015. Its a big car at just under 13.5 metres long and 2.28 metres wide and 3 mteres tall. It needs to be big to contain the 135,000HP it needs to propel it to the target 1050MPH. The replica car will be at the IPS training centre all day along with Bloodhound technical staff to explain the project and the actual details of the car. Theres a simulator package to test how you would do on a 1000MPH test run. If you would like to see the car and find out more drop in to the IPS Training Centre in Rochester between 8.00am and 5.30pm to view this fantastic car.|
|National Apprentceship Week, 3rd to 7th March. Apprenticeships will be in the news every day this week and more people are applying for Apprenticeships than ever before. IPS has an example of 89 applicants for one Apprenticeship. now, Apprenticeships are more popular than ever before. The key facts about Apprenticeships are that they are available to anyone aged 16 and over and there are, in most cases, no tution fees and apprentices earn a wage. See the IPS "I did this" campaign on our Facebook pages. (Click on the article title for more..)|
|The IPS Mobile Training and Marketing Vehicle is now for sale. Converted in 2005 the MTU is equipped to deliver either training or marketing where you want when you want. It can be equipped either as a classroom or as a small workshop and has fixtures to take a data projector and a smart screen. The walls are fabric lined to take velcro posters or display boards and the verticle shelf rails can take shelves or heavier fixtures securely. The MTU has side access via a drop down panel with slot in handrails. Rear access is by raising the tail lift, slotting in handrails and steps. Click the article title for more and hyperlinks.|
|The last day of National Apprenticeship Week and its also Red Nose day. The charity group at IPS have declared a casual dress and wear something red day and a cup cake day with 50p donations for each cake purchased. Apprentices, visitors and IPS staff joined in and £78 had been raised for Comic Relief.|
Thanks to Lisa, Della, Alan (chocolate cake) Kirkham and Mr Kipling for the scrummy cakes. Thanks to Nigel for organising the lollipop sale in the workshop.
|The Duke of York visited Kent Choices 4U but what else happened?|
At the IPS stand we saw lots of young people enquiring about apprenticeships but quite a number under the impression that they had to stay at school till they were 18 years old. This does raise serious questions about the advice and guidance that schools are giving out. The law now says that from 2013 all young people will have to stay on in education, training or work with training untill they are 17 years old and from 2015 they will need to stay on untill they are 18 years old.
An Apprenticeship is work with training that a young person can do from age 16 onwards and the apprentice get paid by the employer as well.
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|Day 3 of National Apprenticeship Week and day one of Kent Choices 4U. A busy day at the Kent showground at Detling with rumours of a very high profile visitor at tomorrows show. Today IPS presented two interactive sessions, in Engineering an electronics challenge and in Health and Social Care a quiz and risk assessment both highly participative and enjoyed by all. The apprenticeship theme for today is Made by Apprentices and we thought we would go back to 2010 and show a Time capsule made by IPS apprentices. Click the title for pictures and more...|
|The snow and freezing temperatures caused travel disruption in most of Kent but National Apprenticeship Week continues. IPS staff are completing plans for the Kent Choices 4U tomorrow at Detling near Maidstone with at least two interactive apprenticeship challenges being set up. Good news if you employ an apprentice or are considering it. Click the title for more...|
|Lots of activity promoting National Apprenticeship Week today. Articles in most newspapers, radio phone in discussions and some encouraging announcements from government ministers. David Cameraon announces Apprenticeships as the new norm to either go to University or into an Apprenticeship, see a BBC article on the announcement. Mayor of London Boris Johnson announces that first year apprentices get 30% discount on Travelcards and Bus and Tram season tickets. Skills Minister Mathew Hancock appeared on the LBC radio Drivetime phone in show taking calls from employers and apprentices between 7.00pm and 8.00pm. The Daily Telegraph publishes a guide to apprenticeships. |
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|National Apprenticeship Week 2013 - two chances to win|
National Apprenticeship Week 2013 is happening from the 11th to 15th March; see some news items on our website and earlier in the Facebook timeline for more details. Following are details of two Apprenticeship Week competitions open to apprentices. Click the title for more details...
|IPS International welcomes the growth in Apprenticeships over the last few years announced by the government department for Business Innovation and Skills earlier this month. Apprenticeship starts in England have topped half a million, in the 2011/12 academic year 520,600 people started an apprenticeship, an increase of 13.9 per cent on the preceding year. There was particularly strong growth in the engineering sector, with starts up 21.5 per cent to 59,480.|
Locally, Kent had the second highest number of apprenticeship starts in the southeast at 11,200 marking a 24 per cent increase on the previous year. Medway was up 10.9 per cent at 2,700 starts.
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