Additional funding has been agreed to try and increase the number of adult apprentices in Scotland in areas such as bakery. The move follows consultation between sector skills council Improve and Skills Development Scotland (SDS), and will see 400 adult apprentice places offered at food and drink companies. It follows the Scottish government’s decision to remove age restrictions on funding for Modern Apprenticeships (MAs).SDS has agreed to make £750,000 available in the current financial year to fund training costs for those aged 20 or over taking MA pathways in bakery and meat and poultry processing.“Last year, there were just 15 MA starts in food and drink manufacturing companies in Scotland,” said Improve chief executive Jack Matthews. “This year’s funding settlement covers 656 starters, of which 417 will be adult apprentice places.”
It is the last chance for wannabe cupcake champions to get their entries in for the National Cupcake Championships. The deadline is Thursday 6 August and there are six categories to choose from: Classic; Chocolate; Made with Alcohol; Free From; Seasonal; and Children’s.Entries cost £15+VAT and entrants must have a registered UK business.A panel of judges will pick 10 finalists in each category, who will then be invited to the live final at ingredients supplier Bakels’ test bakery in Bicester on 14 September – the first day of National Cupcake Week (14 to 20 September).On the day, supplier Barry Callebaut will put on two chocolate masterclasses for finalists as the judges pick their winners. The classes are worth up to £300 per person.The event is sponsored by Barry Callebaut, online ordering company Hello and hosted by Bakels.Click here for your online entry form.
Mr Gonzalez said when he first started working in the Perth market a few years ago, it was 15 per cent down. In comparison, Melbourne and Sydney were up about 30 per cent. In his first year, he had an obsession with raking in more than $1 million gross commission income — something his boss said would take three to five years. That year he made $1.1 million. He made $2.3 million in his second year and $3.5 million last year. His team is now on track to notch $10 million by the end of financial year. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 Daniel Gonzalez told of his journey from party boy to million-dollar agent. Picture: McGrath.DANIEL Gonzalez achieved success in a record-breaking time. He completely flipped his life from late nights, wild parties and lapping up the rock’n’roll lifestyle of a musician to becoming an agent who brings in millions each year in one of Australia’s most challenging markets. Mr Gonzalez put his success down to creating momentum early on in his career and again every morning. “There’s a time and a place to create momentum and its at the beginning,” the Realty Lane director said. “Wake up and write down an affirmation and goal.” Agents have packed the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre for the 22nd AREC. Picture: Mike BatterhamGonzalez, who moved to the Gold Coast with his family from South America at the age of 16 said there was no right or wrong way to achieve success. An achievement he reached through the hard grind of the Western Australian real estate industry. “It doesn’t matter where you start from and it doesn’t matter where your career is at, you can always press reset,” he told a crowd of more than 3000 real estate professionals at the second day of AREC 2019. “It’s possible to evolve. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“Record-breaking success is simply the compound effect of hard work and discipline consistently over a short period of time.” MORE NEWS: Pink’s drummer Mark Schulman on how to hack the rock star attitudeMORE NEWS: Optimism drummed in on day one of AREC 2019
Ahead of Saturday’s 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying, the Black Stars has received a cash boost from beverage sponsor, Guinness Ghana.The beverage sponsor on Thursday presented $500,000, representing a second instalment of $1.4 million for the three-year deal.“Like Guinness, our flagship brand with 250 years of superior heritage, the achievement of the Black Stars, particularly in recent years has been outstanding.“We will continue to support the Black Stars to victory,” a statement from the beverage sponsor read.With a pact going back over a decade since 1998, President of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi welcomed the sponsorship and said he believes the national team will be motivated to give off their best.“We have had a good relationship with Guinness and hope we will continue to be worthy corporate partners. “It is our hope that our brand will be useful in giving our sponsor the desired mileage,” Kwesi Nyantakyi said.Players of the Black Stars after the presentation joined the sponsor’s for a photo shoot.