Thursday, 22 April 2021

Announcement: Welcoming ASCM as a New Firebrand Partner!

We have a new partner! Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) is a global leader in supply chain organisational transformation, innovation and leadership. Read this blog to find out about ASCM and the courses Firebrand offer.

Monday, 19 April 2021

How To Add A Certification On LinkedIn

Achieved your certification with Firebrand and want to show it off? Of course you do! This blog will guide you through the process of adding your shiny new digital certification badge onto your LinkedIn profile for the world to see.

Thursday, 8 April 2021

Top 5 Data Science Courses for 2021

Careers in Data Science are proving to become quite popular and show no signs of slowing down - but you have to get properly certified first! Check out the following blog to find out our recommended top 5 Data Science Courses, and where a career in Data Science can take you. 

Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Top 5 Machine Learning Courses for 2021

Machine Learning is becoming a part of our lives more and more each day - now it's time to get fully equipped and certified. Check out the following blog to find out our recommended top 5 ML courses, and where a career in ML will take you. 

Friday, 12 March 2021

Microsoft's New Security Certifications: SC-200, SC-300, SC-400 and SC-900

The demand for technology and the closure of the digital skills gap continues to grow and become more imperative. Check out the following guide on everything you need to know about Microsoft's new certifications and why you want to get security certified.

Friday, 22 January 2021

Firebrand Opens Enrolment for New Cohort of DevOps Apprenticeships

Firebrand will be launching their DevOps Apprenticeships in March. Check out the following blog for more information! 

Friday, 1 January 2021

Top 10 Cloud Certifications for 2021

[Updated March 2021] 

Which certifications will get you those coveted high-paying jobs in the cloud computing industry? Here’s our list of cloud certifications on the rise in 2021.

Thursday, 24 December 2020

Christmas Wish List: The Digital Route Review

AuthorBy Ben Hansford

A note from Firebrand Apprenticeships' Managing Director, Ben Hansford, on what he would like most this Christmas…

Monday, 23 November 2020

Your Guide to Microsoft Digital Skills Week

by Ben Jermy Author

Microsoft Digital Skills Week kicks off on Monday the 23rd of November. Read this blog to get an insight into the week, what's going on and how you can get involved. Plus, learn how it ties in with our incredible FastPass deal!

Tuesday, 10 November 2020

Announcement: Apprenticeships receive glowing Ofsted results!

By Ben Hansford

Firebrand received glowing results our Covid-19 Monitoring visit from Ofsted! Check out the following blog to find out what this means for you as an employer or apprentice working with Firebrand Training.

Thursday, 5 November 2020

Introducing AWS Learning Needs Analysis (LNA)

Introducing AWS Learning Needs Analysis (LNA)

Faisal Malik

by Faisal Malik

Is your organisation Cloud-ready? Want to learn how to get the most out of AWS? Check out the following blog to find out about our free Learning Needs Analysis (LNA) in partnership with AWS.

Monday, 5 October 2020

The Free Training for Life Winner 2020 is...

by Ben Jermy

The Free Training for Life Competition (FTFL) for 2020 is now officially closed! Find out who the winner is and how you can get involved in getting access to over 1000 courses for FREE, for LIFE! 

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Announcement: Firebrand Training partners with Computer Task Group


Account Director, Benjamin Long, discusses the launch of Firebrand's new partnership with Computer Task Group (CTG). 

Friday, 11 September 2020

Firebrand Training Centre is Open!

Firebrand training centre is open!

Update: September 2020. The Firebrand Training centre is now open. Read on to find out the latest information on the reopening of the Firebrand Training centre and what it means for you.

Tuesday, 8 September 2020

FastPass: Unlimited Microsoft Training for £6,000

FastPass: Unlimited Microsoft Training for £6,000

Updated March 2021
Firebrand Training is launching FastPass again! Get in touch to find out how you can receive unlimited Microsoft training for £6000!

Monday, 24 August 2020

Announcement: Firebrand Apprenticeships ranked Top 20 Training Providers!

Announcement: Firebrand Apprenticeships ranked Top 20 Training Providers!
Firebrand Apprenticeships are delighted to have been awarded 18th place in this year’s RateMyApprentichip Awards! Managing Director, Ben Hansford, discusses our excitement and celebration as a company, and what this means for the future of Firebrand Apprenticeships. 

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Job Survey: Where do you want to take your career?

by Phoebe Savvides

[Updated March 2021] 

We’ve created a job survey to find out what your career ambitions are as an individual, as well as an employer supporting your business; how you endeavour to achieve them, and what we can do to support your growth.

Friday, 17 July 2020

Announcement: Support Scheme for Apprentices

Announcement: Support Scheme for Apprentices

by Ben Hansford

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a new bonus scheme for employers to be paid up to £2000 to support young employees aged 16-24, and specifically, apprentices. The following explores how to apply for this scheme, and the current status of apprenticeships on an international scale. 

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Firebrand Sprint | Webinars & 1-Day Accelerated Courses

Firebrand Sprint | Webinars & 1-Day Accelerated Courses

by Phoebe Savvides

The demand and growth of the tech-world has only accelerated during these troubling times, with everyone from certification bodies, to training providers and employers understanding the need for staff to get properly certified. But which certification? We’re introducing Firebrand Sprint: your new source for webinars and 1-day accelerated training to make sure you get all the information you need before investing in an IT certification.

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

The Lockdown Lessons We Must Remember When Rebuilding the Workplace

The Lockdown Lessons We Must Remember When Rebuilding the Workplace

by Mike Brown

In this guest post by one of Firebrand’s leading instructors and all-round cloud expert, Mike Brown identifies the latest rules of working from home, the benefits and future of hybrid-working, and how the pandemic has accelerated the necessity for the cloud.

Friday, 5 June 2020

7 tips to win with Online Instructor-Led Training

Virtual classroom illustration

Authorby Dr Richard Diston

Training is changing. Being in a classroom understandably isn't top of many people's list of things to do right now. Online Instructor-Led training is a viable alternative if you follow these seven tips.

Thursday, 4 June 2020

Test, Test, Test!

Test, Test, Test!
by Graham P. Hunter

Working from home will play a big role in the 'new normal' after COVID-19, and remote learning arrangements require change from certifying bodies, too. In this post, Graham Hunter, Vice President of Skills Certification, EMEA of CompTIA, recounts how CompTIA has recognised this need, and gives tips on how to prepare for a remote exam.

Thursday, 21 May 2020

14 Reasons to be Kind

Mental Health depiction

by Natalie Wilson

It's a tumultuous time for us all, and the time more than ever to focus on our mental health. A note to our apprentices, and to everyone else who is in need of a helping hand: it's Mental Health Awareness week, so we've collected a list of ideas to help you stay positive, optimistic, and healthy. 

Friday, 15 May 2020

What certifications can I get online?

What certifications can I get online?

by Phoebe Savvides

As digitisation accelerates due to COVID-19, IT skills are more important than ever. And now you can achieve many certifications from your home, thanks to the effort of certification entities and testing providers. These are the certifications you can get completely online.

Friday, 1 May 2020

We Need to Talk About the Future

Paper plane leading others - lead by example
by Robert Chapman

We’re going through the most challenging time in a generation, and the risk of failure is higher than ever. And not just failing as a business, but failing as humans. I’ll argue that this need not happen, and we can emerge from this better and stronger.

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

10 Ways Companies Can Make a Difference During the Pandemic

Paper ship leads others - leader ship

by Thiago Earp

We humans are wired to try and help others in times of distress. Companies are just a bunch of humans working together - and together humans can make a disproportionate difference. Read on for examples and ideas to inspire you to make a difference, too.

Thursday, 23 April 2020

Cyber crime in the time of COVID-19

by Phil Chapman

Criminals take advantage of their surroundings, and cybercriminals are no different. With coronavirus looming and internet activity at a record high, here’s some advice from our law enforcement and cybercrime expert Phil Chapman.

Thursday, 16 April 2020

10 Ways to Earn Money During the Coronavirus Lockdown

Header image - a mouse with a dollar sign cord

by Thiago Earp

If the lockdown has left you out of work, furloughed, or in need of a few extra quid at the end of the month, the internet is here to help. We have compiled a list with good ways to earn money and stay sane during this period. Read on!

Thursday, 9 April 2020

Thank You, Techies

Thank you in keyboard keys

From all of us here at Firebrand, an open letter to every worker in the tech industry.

10 Unexpected Microsoft Easter Eggs

Microsoft easter eggs header image - digital rabbit

Are you up for a tech-savvy Easter egg hunt? Release your inner digital rabbit and come hunt the most incredible and unexpected Easter eggs laid by Microsoft.