This is your opportunity to engage with us! Via our blog, we'll be sharing our thoughts on a wide range of topics relevant to Hoople business and we'd welcome your input.
Please let us know your views. If you would like to suggest a topic for discussion or comment, please email email@example.com
Tuesday 6 June 2017 10.37am
We've recently agreed to support an advertising/promotional campaign in the Hereford Times: "We're backing Herefordshire". Herefordshire is a great county in which to live and work and we're proud to be associated with the campaign. As a business,… read the full blog post "We're backing Herefordshire - are you?"
Wednesday 31 May 2017 12.45pm
Hello! My name’s Daniel Robinson and I am a Business Administration Apprentice that has been working with Hoople Training and Education’s Contracts team for almost eight months. It still feels as if I had just started last week, let alone almost be… read the full blog post "Daniel's blog: 31 May 2017"
Wednesday 26 April 2017 11.35am
Hello! My name’s Daniel Robinson and I am a Business Administration Apprentice working at Hoople’s Training and Education department for the past seven months. Recently I have been spending a bit of time over at Hoople’s marketing department as I h… read the full blog post "Daniel's blog: 26 April 2017"
Thursday 30 March 2017 2.50pm
Hello! I’m Daniel and I’ve been working at Hoople’s Training and Education department for about six months. To think that I’m already half way through my apprenticeship! Too bad I’m still not entirely sure with what I am going to do afterwards. No… read the full blog post "Daniel's blog: 30 March 2017"
Friday 24 February 2017 10.33am
From April 2017, you will be aware that the way that apprenticeships are funded is changing. You will no doubt by now have heard that large employers - classified by Government as those with an annual paybill of more than £3 million - will be require… read the full blog post "Apprenticeship funding is changing!"
Thursday 16 February 2017 9.15am
Hello! My name’s Daniel and I’m a Business Administration Apprentice that has been working at Hoople’s Contracts Department for nearly 4 months. It has just dawned on me that I’m already a third of the way through my apprenticeship. Too bad I’m still… read the full blog post "Daniel's blog: 16 February 2017"
Wednesday 1 February 2017 9.10am
Today is Dignity Action Day, an annual opportunity for health and social care workers, and members of the public, to uphold people's rights to dignity and to provide a truly memorable day for people who use care services. In recognition of Dignity A… read the full blog post "What does 'Dignity in care' mean to you?"
Wednesday 11 January 2017 9.05am
Hello and Happy New Year! My name’s Daniel Robinson and I’ve been working at Hoople Training for just over 3 months for my Business Administration Apprenticeship. I’ve been writing up these monthly blog posts to give an insight about my daily life … read the full blog post "Daniel's blog: 11 January 2017"
Wednesday 21 December 2016 3.32pm
With Christmas just around the corner and a brand new year on the horizon, many of us will be looking forward to some precious downtime with our friends and family. This time of year is often also a period for reflection, when we look back to the … read the full blog post "Help Hoople achieve its New Year's Resolution!"
Wednesday 14 December 2016 9.05am
Hello and Merry Christmas! My name’s Daniel Robinson and I’m a Business Administration Apprentice who has been working with Hoople‘s Contracts Administration Team for just over two months. I’ve been writing up these monthly blog posts to give an in… read the full blog post "Daniel's blog: 14 December 2016"
Monday 21 November 2016 12.26pm
A recent report published by Skills for Care examined the state of the adult social care workforce both nationally and regionally. In Herefordshire, the report found that although the average age for care workers is 43, over 25% of all the workforce… read the full blog post "Hoople addresses concerns identified in Skills for Care report"
Wednesday 16 November 2016 9.50am
Hello! My name’s Daniel Robinson and I’ve been working at Hoople for just over a month – specifically with their Contracts Administration team. As promised, here is my second blog post to talk about what it’s like to be a Business and Administration … read the full blog post "Daniel's blog: 16 November 2016"
Friday 21 October 2016 9.42am
As consumers, we have a vast array of choice available to us. When we buy food for our dinner table, a new outfit, an insurance policy or holiday we are bombarded by marketing messages from suppliers trying to get us to choose them. This is no diffe… read the full blog post "How do you know if you're getting good training?"
Wednesday 12 October 2016 3.35pm
Hello! My name’s Daniel Robinson, and I’m an apprentice with the Training and Education team at Hoople. Over the next few months, I’ll be writing up a series of blog entries here on the company website as I undergo my Business and Administration appr… read the full blog post "Daniel's blog: 12 October 2016"
Thursday 18 August 2016 12.30pm
Thousands of A-level students across England, Wales and Northern Ireland will today be receiving their results. Next week it will be the turn of GSCE students. These results will have a significant influence on their plans for the future and the op… read the full blog post "Results Day"
Wednesday 10 August 2016 3.09pm
Having worked in marketing for more than 20 years, I am well versed in a whole range of buyer behaviour theories. The pages of hundreds, if not thousands, of marketing text books are literally crammed with tips on identifying, predicting or gener… read the full blog post "Never underestimate the word of mouth!"
Monday 4 July 2016 4.20pm
I’m really excited about being appointed Recruitment Adviser at Hoople and am looking forward to meeting clients, old and new. As a ‘newbie’, I thought I’d share with you my top ten tips for starting a new job. They certainly helped me with the smo… read the full blog post "Top ten tips when starting a new job"
Monday 9 May 2016 4.32pm
The new apprenticeship levy has set a lot of ‘hares running’ and has led to many concerns being raised by employers as they seek to clarify what it means for them. If you have any queries or are unsure about anything to do with the apprenticeship le… read the full blog post "Apprenticeship levy - what does it mean for your businesss?"
Friday 8 April 2016 3.51pm
As a regular attendee of networking events, I sometimes ask myself whether the time spent chatting over a croissant and coffee with fellow networkers is time well spent. Herefordshire has a lively networking calendar: first Tuesday club, last Thur… read the full blog post "NETworking or NOTworking?"
Thursday 24 March 2016 4.04pm
By Dawn Haymonds, Business and Customer Service Lead,Hoople Training and Education There’s been a lot of publicity lately about apprenticeships, which makes it surprising that many people still think of them as suitable only for school/college leav… read the full blog post "Apprenticeship myth busting"
Monday 21 March 2016 4.25pm
The feet having now recovered from a day at the Hereford and Worcester Chamber’s expo, I’ve been reflecting on whether the experience was worthwhile in terms of our business. Specifically: Do the benefits outweigh the costs? Should we book to g… read the full blog post "To exhibit, or not to exhibit?"
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