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What an achievement - so proud to be a Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer!

As you may have read already, we are absolutely thrilled to be named as a Top 100 Apprenticeship employer, giving recognition for all the work that we have done over the last five years with apprentices who have been pivotal to our success.

What an achievement - so proud to be a Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer!

As you may have read already, we are absolutely thrilled to be named as a Top 100 Apprenticeship employer, giving recognition for all the work that we have done over the last five years with apprentices who have been pivotal to our success.

Celebrating 5 Years of Apprenticeships

In June 2011, Invotra (iO1, as it was known then) was a very young company.

Still very much in startup mode, we were based in a tiny office called the Old Bakery in Woking here in leafy Surrey. This was the first time that CEO Fin Galvin branched out from his garage office and paid rent for a company office near his home. Interesting times, for those who are familiar with the startup culture. Things were getting serious.

Celebrating 5 Years of Apprenticeships

In June 2011, Invotra (iO1, as it was known then) was a very young company.

Still very much in startup mode, we were based in a tiny office called the Old Bakery in Woking here in leafy Surrey. This was the first time that CEO Fin Galvin branched out from his garage office and paid rent for a company office near his home. Interesting times, for those who are familiar with the startup culture. Things were getting serious.

Invotra: Where it all began

Open Source Software offers savings for government, argues Ian Paisley

In June 2014, iO1 parent company of Invotra, were asked to present at a cross parliamentary event at the Houses of Commons on the topic of open source software and the benefits it can deliver to central government.  

Passionate about innovation, Ian Paisley took the initiative to bring key minds together to facilitate a discussion.

He later wrote an article in Central Lobby magazine.  Read all about it... 

Invotra: Where it all began

Open Source Software offers savings for government, argues Ian Paisley

In June 2014, iO1 parent company of Invotra, were asked to present at a cross parliamentary event at the Houses of Commons on the topic of open source software and the benefits it can deliver to central government.  

Passionate about innovation, Ian Paisley took the initiative to bring key minds together to facilitate a discussion.

He later wrote an article in Central Lobby magazine.  Read all about it... 

Government launches Apprentice recruitment policy for contracts over £10m

We were happy to hear last week that the Government have announced a new policy for companies bidding for contracts.  From this month all bidders on government contracts over £10m will be required to show written commitment to an apprentice recruitment scheme.  

 

Government launches Apprentice recruitment policy for contracts over £10m

We were happy to hear last week that the Government have announced a new policy for companies bidding for contracts.  From this month all bidders on government contracts over £10m will be required to show written commitment to an apprentice recruitment scheme.  

 

Graduation Day

Now, this is a story all about how
My life got flipped-turned upside down
And I’d like to take a minute
Just sit right there
I’ll tell you how I became the fresh PM with red hair

Graduation Day

Now, this is a story all about how
My life got flipped-turned upside down
And I’d like to take a minute
Just sit right there
I’ll tell you how I became the fresh PM with red hair

Invotra apprentice has been recognised for his achievements on major government contract

Jamie Garrett, 20 from South East London left school with excellent GCSE results.  He’d already shown great aptitude in ICT, but rather than going onto higher education he decided to become an apprentice.   

When Invotra went through a period of growth they decided to invest in an apprenticeship programme, one that is now stronger than ever.  Jamie approached Invotra independently about their apprenticeship programme after finishing a short term contract for London 2012 Olympics.

Invotra apprentice has been recognised for his achievements on major government contract

Jamie Garrett, 20 from South East London left school with excellent GCSE results.  He’d already shown great aptitude in ICT, but rather than going onto higher education he decided to become an apprentice.   

When Invotra went through a period of growth they decided to invest in an apprenticeship programme, one that is now stronger than ever.  Jamie approached Invotra independently about their apprenticeship programme after finishing a short term contract for London 2012 Olympics.

Invotra Class 2014/15

Invotra class of 2014 / 15

We’re so proud that our Apprentices are part of a group of trail blazers!  We’ve always been proud of them, but now we are SUPER proud, prouder than Mr Proud from Proud world.  Why? Because they will have their day and be recognised in front of family and friends like all other academic students.  No longer will ‘Apprenticeships’, look like the ‘Degrees’ slightly down trodden relative!

Invotra Class 2014/15

Invotra class of 2014 / 15

We’re so proud that our Apprentices are part of a group of trail blazers!  We’ve always been proud of them, but now we are SUPER proud, prouder than Mr Proud from Proud world.  Why? Because they will have their day and be recognised in front of family and friends like all other academic students.  No longer will ‘Apprenticeships’, look like the ‘Degrees’ slightly down trodden relative!

Engaged to Training

I’ve recently thought about the impact that training can have on an organisation's growth and development, and whether training is as important as some make out. Ask yourself, does training actually improve performance? The value is in the trained workforce, not what you save by choosing not to take it on.

Engaged to Training

I’ve recently thought about the impact that training can have on an organisation's growth and development, and whether training is as important as some make out. Ask yourself, does training actually improve performance? The value is in the trained workforce, not what you save by choosing not to take it on.

Testing the Water - Learning and Development

I have learnt more in the last couple of years at iO1 than I feel I did in my entire time at school / college. Those earlier years in life teach you what you need to know to pass that specific exam or piece of coursework...work teaches you so much more than that - it teaches you real life.

Testing the Water - Learning and Development

I have learnt more in the last couple of years at iO1 than I feel I did in my entire time at school / college. Those earlier years in life teach you what you need to know to pass that specific exam or piece of coursework...work teaches you so much more than that - it teaches you real life.

SME's disrupting UK Government

The Cabinet Office, with the support of most Government departments has made a conscious decision to move away from massive contracts with massive SI's. The fear of change that existed as a result of conscious effort to introduce FUD by the BIG SI’s is being broken apart and shown for what it is, complete utter nonsense. The reality is that the examples they cite are either edge cases or failures by Big SI’s themselves. SME’s don’t want to deliver, they need to deliver.

SME's disrupting UK Government

The Cabinet Office, with the support of most Government departments has made a conscious decision to move away from massive contracts with massive SI's. The fear of change that existed as a result of conscious effort to introduce FUD by the BIG SI’s is being broken apart and shown for what it is, complete utter nonsense. The reality is that the examples they cite are either edge cases or failures by Big SI’s themselves. SME’s don’t want to deliver, they need to deliver.