We are please to welcome Alex Clunas to The Apprentice Store to work alongside Matthew Dickinson in the delivery of services to our clients. Alex joins us from The Shirlie Project as a Digital Marketing Apprentice and is following a Modern Apprenticeship that is support by Skills Development Scotland. Alex has training support through his Modern Apprenticeship from Virtual Learning Academy based in Invergordon and is looking forward to his first training session from Tuminds in October.
Cyber Essentials helps you to guard against the most common cyber threats and demonstrate your commitment to cyber security.
Mundane, repetitive jobs are not everyone’s favourite task but sometimes they are necessary to ensure the smooth running of your business. However, these kinds of jobs can not only sap motivation from your staff they can also use up valuable time that could be better spent on growing your business as a recent client of ours knew only too well.
Our client was entering the same data in to two different systems in order to gain just one report at the end of it. That was before they asked The Apprentice Store to help.
David and Matthew will be live, on air at North Highland Radio in Dingwall tomorrow, Thursday 20th April, for an interview with the very lovely Lorraine Chisholm on her fabulous chat show, Chisholm’s Chatter.
Have you heard? We’re looking for a very special person to fill our first apprenticeship vacancy. APPLY NOW!
You’ll be working at The Apprentice Store in Inverness learning how to deliver a first class service to our client businesses around the Highlands. You’ll be mentored by our own David Massey who has had almost 30 years experience in delivery of IT services.
As we were the first business in the Highlands and Islands that had achieved the UK government backed Cyber Essentials scheme badge for cyber security, we are the first needing to complete the annual renewal process. We are very pleased to announce that we have achieved Cyber Essentials again with this demonstrating the level of security that we have in place within our IT systems.
In our first press outing The Apprentice Store has featured in the Executive Magazine. June’s edition features the IN-Business supplement by Inverness Chamber of Commerce and is also being distributed at the AMM Scottish Open Golf Championships being held at Castle Stuart.
“FOR a small business, hiring apprentices sometimes is not as easy as it could be.
We’re now Chamber of Commerce Members
We’re delighted to announce that we have joined Inverness Chamber of Commerce. Inverness Chamber provides so many great ways of connecting with other local businesses including networking opportunities and events.
We’re looking forward to our first networking lunch on Wednesday 15th June and having the opportunity of chatting to fellow members about what we’re doing at here at The Apprentice Store.
Firstport awards £3,200 in seed funding to new shared apprenticeship programme
We are delighted to announce that The Apprentice Store has been awarded seed funding from the Scottish Government’s Social Entrepreneurs Fund. This means that we can start making a difference to young people sooner. We have been fortunate enough to benefit from £3,200 to help our shared apprenticeship venture grow. The Apprentice Store will help young people and those from disadvantaged or challenging backgrounds into employment. The funding has allowed us to concentrate on launching our website and begin marketing The Apprentice Store to local businesses in Inverness.
Insurers need to find a better way to assess cyber risk
Due to the ever increasing utilisation of digital technology and the volume of data being processed and stored electronically, every business needs to become much more aware of the risks that they face. We have all heard of the high profile data leakages by Sony and Ashley Madison but how many data leakage events have occurred in the last 12 months that we have not heard about? In both cases it is thought that the leakage was caused through a socially engineered attack or weak internal systems control but this is now outside the interest of mainstream media and forgotten about. It is often the case that the reputational costs of a data breach are higher than the monetary value of the data leaked and, as a result, businesses should not focus purely on data that has a perceived high value.