Counting down to VQ Day

Every year, thousands of learners study for vocational qualifications; these practical, rigorous courses are the stepping stones that will set them on the path to fulfilling careers suited to their talents and ambitions. Not only that, they are the glue that will hold our future economy together and allow it to thrive and grow.

The UKCES Employer Skills Survey released earlier this year, highlighted the fact that although job vacancies are returning to pre-recession levels, many employers are still finding it hard to recruit people with the right skills. The survey of over 90,000 employers also highlights that the most commonly cited reason for education leavers of all types being poorly prepared for work was that the new recruits lacked experience of the working world or experience of life in general. This is where high quality vocational qualifications come into their own.


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About Paul Champion

Some have called me a leader, and a entrepreneur, they say I have integrity, presence and skills to ensure continuous improvement and success in whatever challenges I face. They also tell me that I am positive, resilient and motivating. I say, I'm just a normaI guy from Gateshead in the North of England, who started as an apprentice engineer. I have been in the right place at the right time and in the wrong place at the wrong time! I have successfully initiated and led complex organizations and situations to completion and success, and I have been in some jobs where success seemed untouchable. Mainly though, I have tried to learn everyday, help people to progress and learn the skills they need to be successful. I have had the privilege of working with some great people locally across the UK and more recently internationally in Asia, Europe and now USA, where I am lucky enough to work for where I am head of 3aaa USA. This website is just me having an outlet to talk about all those thoughts, ideas and things I learn that pass through my head every day when I face the challenge of doing business. I will also rant on about how great apprenticeships are, and how you can help change peoples lives through them. After all thats how I got to do the great things that I have done, and also I am still an apprentice everyday! All I ask is that if you find it interesting then leave a comment and share what you read. THANK YOU.

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