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BUD workshop: How an apprenticeship could be the best career step you take

Bud Systems

John Kinson th CTO from BUD will be running a workshop at our Tech Careers Fair on Saturday the 16th starting at 11am.

John Kinson
John Kinson

John has worked in the enterprise, telecoms and broadcast TV sectors for over 22 years. He brings expertise gained from his professional experience in areas as diverse as business unit directorship, business requirements analysis, solution architecture design, patent portfolio management, relationship selling, customer account management, and software engineering in multiple domains.

Bud is a complete software platform that supports every aspect of apprenticeship delivery. It brings together enrolment, programme creation, learning delivery, e-portfolio, reporting and funding management into a single system.

Designed by industry experts on a foundation of simplicity, compliance and consistency, it is a complete system that supports our clients in the delivery of exceptional training.

It’s been purpose built for Apprenticeships and because it’s a single end-to-end system, it avoids the costs and inefficiencies of using multiple systems. Bud enables paperless delivery and its in-built automation and workflow, supports efficient and compliant ways of working.

Bud will be giving a workshop with an overview of who they are as a company and demystifying the current apprenticeship offerings and how companies can make the most of them. 

They will explain what apprenticeships are, how they work, and why they might be worth considering.

This will be an interactive session showing how apprenticeships work in practice: how they’re funded, what the employment options are, how they can help with career advancement, how training providers deliver apprenticeship training in partnership with employers

You will get to see examples of apprenticeship programmes (drawing on the content that they produce), with examples from software development, health and social care, project management, finance

They will discuss examples of how apprenticeship training might work, focussing on activities involved and give links to further sources of apprenticeship career info – who provides them, some training providers and some examples of employers providing apprenticeship training.

Follow them on Twitter @wearebud

Overall workshop timings are as follows and we will give details on what they are doing as we get them


3pm – Graphcore, Lisa Forte (Red Goat), Sparkol

4pm – UltraSOC, Ceri Newton

5pm – Altran, Deloitte SW, Cookpad


11am – Altran, Esoterix, Bud

12noon – UltraSOC, Ceri Newton, Sparkol

2pm – TEDxBristol

Welcome to Bud

Bud Systems

We are delighted that Bud will be at our Careers Fair on the 15th & 16th March 2019 and are looking to recruit/support.

We know that, as being part of this careers fair, Bud are dedicated to ensuring they recruit from a diverse network and we are really pleased to have them on board as a Women’s Tech Hub member.

Bud is the exciting and fast-growing name in the apprenticeship sector. Bud’s software is a powerful and intuitive apprenticeship management platform, designed to simplify the delivery of apprenticeships and bring the many processes together within a single, intuitive software platform. Bud seamlessly combines application management, programme creation, learning delivery, workforce and learner reporting, funding management and more.

.The Government’s 2020 Apprenticeship Strategy will drive unprecedented change in the sector and will see record levels of funding and business interest. Bud provides a market-leading solution that helps business maximise these new opportunities. Our vision is to provide a service that has a strong appeal globally and across all parts of the workplace education and training marketplace. After a period of intense development and market launch, we’re now implementing Bud into a growing number of new customers across the country. Located in central Bristol at the top of Park Street by Clifton Triangle, Bud has wonderful shops, cafes, bars, and restaurants on its doorstep.

We are part of an exciting office space regeneration project alongside a new business incubator, Origin Workspace, with a private gym on our ground floor and a roof-top terrace providing stunning panoramic views over Bristol. At Bud, we believe in a healthy work-life balance, with a positive and inclusive learning culture based on our values of integrity, trust, and commitment. Working at Bud means you’ll be surrounded by innovators and original thinkers, be able to thrive and do the best work of your career, with regular, fun social activities. They judge each person on their merits and while technical aptitude is essential, this has to be combined with a positive can-do attitude, pride in delivering to our promises, excellent communication skills and a desire for self-improvement.

Regardless of the role, Bud can offer excellent learning and development and future career opportunities in a growing business. Get in touch if Bud sounds like a good fit for you.

Website: https://bud.co.uk Follow them on Twitter @wearebud

Follow them on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/budsystemslimited