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  • attracting the right apprentices blog

    Attracting the right apprentices

    30 May 2019 By Lizzy Grayson - HR Services Category Manager

    There’s two ways to bring apprentices into your organisation. You can bring in new apprentices by recruiting externally, or you can look at current employees and look at ways of developing them. Both can benefit your organisation.

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  • knife crime blog

    Knife crime reaches an eight year high

    22 May 2019 By Les Hughes, Guardian Service

    Knife crime is a growing problem within the UK and there is no discrimination when it comes to its victims, although a large percentage of activity seems to be aimed at the younger community and the disadvantaged.

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  • Top tips for practical science lessons

    15 May 2019 By Debbie Roberts – International education consultant, author and trainer

    Schools are under a great deal of pressure to invest in an array of new curricula and programmes of study. At the same time budget constraints impact negatively on the provision for practical subjects such as science. Exam boards are assessing students on specified practical investigations, where students have a hands-on experience. In my experience most schools and academies are preparing for this by ‘practicing’ these from as early as year 7. This is an expensive strategy to ensure that students get the best grade possible in assessments.

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  • Why TCO of ownership is important blog

    Total cost of ownership when procuring printers

    14 May 2019 By Richard Sykes - Regional Field Sales Manager, Kyocera

    When procuring a printer, something to consider is the total cost of ownership (TCO). TCO is the sum of all costs that occur when purchasing your printer. But why is it important?

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  • Preparing your print quotation blog

    Preparing your print quotation requests

    14 May 2019 By Richard Sykes - Regional Field Sales Manager, Kyocera

    When direct awarding on the RM3781 framework, the easiest route would be to re-establish price. This blog helps you for preparing print quotation requests for lot 2 of our RM3781 framework, to be able to direct award.

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  • engaging apprentices blog

    Engaging your organisation with apprenticeships

    13 May 2019 By Lizzy Grayson - HR Services Category Manager

    Apprenticeships can support every department in your organisation. It also helps the local agenda and develops individuals from all ages within your region.

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  • top tips for an easier tender process rm3781 blog

    Top tips for an easier print tender process

    10 May 2019 By Andy Haynes - Framework Manager, Konica Minolta

    You know you want a multi-functional device and now need to prepare your tender documents for our MFDs framework (RM3781). Here are some top tips from Andy Haynes at Konica which may help:

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  • Nature at play

    09 May 2019 By Cosy

    The natural world offers many opportunities for learning. Here are a few specific outdoor learning activity ideas created to encourage and develop children’s fine motor skills. These ideas also work well in settings with limited access to outdoor space.

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  • How to prepare for running a further comp blog

    How to prepare for running a further competition

    08 May 2019 By Zoe Morgan- Kriek, ICT Category Buyer

    You may be interested in our MFDs and print management framework (RM3781) but have some queries about the term ‘further competition’. A further competition essentially means you can run a competition, between a set of pre-approved and pre-vetted suppliers, to find the best option for you. Here are some top tips on how to run a further competition for our MFDs framework.

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  • knowledge is power the bid toolkit blog

    Knowledge is power

    30 April 2019 By Jeremy Brim - the bid toolkit

    We find that the most consistently successful organisations are learning organisations. They are organisations that progressively grow, sustainably overtime, through continually learning whether they win, lose or draw, requesting feedback from clients to save their organisation time and money in the long run, by sharing what they’ve learnt across their business, updating their approach and their processes and content as they go along.

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