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Mid-life MOT: take control of your future – launched by Gov

2019-05-13T14:33:45+01:0015th May, 2019|Categories: All News|

We all need to take stock at key points in our life, and the decisions you make now about money, work and health can help you get the retirement you want. Many of us are living longer, and if we want to enjoy later life, staying healthy and planning to have enough money to [...]

Be Involved Case Study – KP Garage & Bodyshop

2019-05-14T11:41:35+01:0014th May, 2019|Categories: All News|

Dave Keay, CEO of KP Garage & Bodyshop pledged to Be Involved in February 2018. The company pledged to; apprenticeships, working with those with barriers to work, to upskill their workforce and support schools by becoming an Enterprise Adviser (EA). The company, based in Westbury, deal in maintenance, repairs, body repairs, modification and customisation [...]

Workplace learning opportunities go to those who benefit from them least, finds survey

2019-05-13T10:40:16+01:0013th May, 2019|Categories: All News|

People Management released an article on May 9th highlighting a survey which showed that higher trained staff are more likely to receive training. Speaking to People Management, Lizzie Crowley, skills policy advisor at the CIPD, said the data confirmed that just a small proportion of employees in the UK participated in in-work learning opportunities. [...]

Apprenticeship starts picking up, official figures suggest

2019-05-02T15:36:34+01:007th May, 2019|Categories: All News|

Apprenticeships are contributing an increasing amount to the economy, according to new official statistics which suggest the number of starts may be gradually increasing. The first Further Education (FE) Skills Index released by the government showed the value added to the economy from apprenticeships has been increasing year-on-year, rising 10 per cent between 2012/13 [...]

One stop shop for your next career move at Melksham Library next week

2019-05-02T14:06:52+01:003rd May, 2019|Categories: All News|

People looking for local employment or apprentice opportunities can drop by a special event in Melksham library next week. The employment and skills team from Wiltshire Council is hosting the event which will include local employers, training providers and apprentices on Thursday 9 May from 12noon until 6pm. Learning and support services such as [...]

Amazing Apprenticeships – April Parents Pack

2019-04-25T15:25:03+01:0026th April, 2019|Categories: All News|

Amazing Apprenticeships have released their latest parents pack, read about; The range of meaningful careers you or your child can start via an apprenticeship for example, firefighter, nursing, police community support officer, paramedic and work in early years Support in becoming work ready An apprentice case study How to apply for a legal apprenticeship [...]

Corsham landmark transformed into digital innovation and business hub

2019-04-23T15:12:49+01:0024th April, 2019|Categories: All News|

The Mansion House in Corsham was officially opened in late March following its transformation into a digital innovation and business hub. The newly named Corsham Digital Mansion will create jobs and opportunities for the local area as well as supporting digital and innovative companies from around the south west. The project vision, led by [...]

Employers encouraged to help build the workforce of the future

2019-04-16T09:58:02+01:0019th April, 2019|Categories: All News|

Employers in Wiltshire are being encouraged to promote the work of their apprentices and help build the workforce of the future. The Apprenticeship Ambassador Network (AAN) is for all companies who have apprenticeships in their workforce regardless of size or industry. Apprentices can provide inspiration for the next generation by attending events and providing [...]

Programme Leader – NEETs Project Vacancy at Wiltshire College and University Centre

2019-04-16T15:20:21+01:0018th April, 2019|Categories: All News|

Wiltshire College & University Centre is the main provider of further and higher education in Wiltshire and is fast on its way to becoming outstanding having achieved a good Ofsted grade in June 2018. Based across the county on 4 main campuses, the College offers an extensive range of courses at all levels and [...]