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Women in Engineering Day Case Study

2020-06-05T13:19:23+01:0023rd June, 2020|Categories: All News|

Rhiann Surgenor is a Local Highways Technician at Wiltshire Council. We previously spoke to her in 2018 when was she just beginning her journey into Engineering. To celebrate Women in Engineering Day 2020 we chatted to Rhiann again to see how her career is progressing. I have completed my first Civil Engineering qualification – [...]

Family and Community Learning Case Study

2020-06-23T16:28:57+01:0022nd June, 2020|Categories: Family and Community Learning, All News|

Family and Community Learning (FaCL) offers a broad range of learning opportunities intended to encourage adults to: return to learning, further develop skills and qualifications and enhance their lives and to make the most of opportunities. The service, which is a part of the Employment and Skills team, works with a wide range of [...]

Wiltshire Family and Community Learning – Remote Courses Coming Soon!

2020-07-22T15:00:58+01:0012th June, 2020|Categories: All News, Family and Community Learning|

Family and Community Learning are pleased to announce that they will be running courses remotely very soon. Tutors have been working incredibly hard to transfer some of the existing courses into courses suitable for remote learning and creating new courses to make the most of opportunities to learn. The structure of these courses will [...]

Community News

2020-06-04T15:21:03+01:0010th June, 2020|Categories: All News|

Measures being put in place to enable residents to travel and shop safely Wiltshire Council is set to receive £227,000 of government funding to support the use of temporary and pop-up measures to create a safe environment for walking and cycling. In addition, Wiltshire Council has been awarded approximately £450,000 to support the safe [...]

Most employers expect staff to continue home working for some time, survey finds

2020-06-04T14:44:21+01:008th June, 2020|Categories: All News|

People Management report on 28th May 2020 that only 4% of organisations have returned employees to work since the lockdown rules were relaxed. Despite the government’s efforts to slowly restart the economy – with prime minister Boris Johnson asking employees unable to work from home to start going back to work from 11 May [...]

National Careers Service Virtual Jobs Fair returns on June 8

2020-06-05T12:39:43+01:005th June, 2020|Categories: All News|

Following the success of its first Virtual Jobs Fair in May, with over 1000 job, apprenticeship and volunteering opportunities advertised, the National Careers Service is holding a second fair from Monday 8 to Friday 12 June. Full information can be found here. Back to all of our news

Consider mental health impact of reopening after lockdown, businesses warned

2020-05-27T15:00:23+01:003rd June, 2020|Categories: All News|

People Management reported on 21st May how employers need to be mindful of employees mental health when adjusting back into the office etc. An international health and safety body has warned employers to focus on the risks to employee wellbeing, as well as virus transmission, when bringing staff back to places of work. The [...]

Building Bridges Case Study

2020-05-18T10:49:41+01:002nd June, 2020|Categories: All News|

The Building Bridges programme supports people across Swindon and Wiltshire who are facing challenges in being able to develop their skills, access education or move towards the world of work. Taking part in the programme is entirely voluntary and all the advice and support is offered free of charge.  The programme is jointly funded by the European [...]

Community News

2020-05-27T09:51:01+01:0029th May, 2020|Categories: All News|

Wiltshire Music teachers and schools awards Wiltshire Music Connect are pleased to launch the Wiltshire Music Education Awards – deadline for nominations is 5pm on Monday 15 June 2020. These awards are designed to celebrate people and schools in the county who dedicate themselves to creating outstanding music education for children and young people. [...]

Employers able to recover statutory sick pay this month, government says

2020-05-19T13:44:17+01:0027th May, 2020|Categories: All News|

People Management report on the 19th May employers will be able to recover statutory sick payments made to staff during the coronavirus pandemic at the end of this month, the government has announced. The coronavirus statutory sick pay rebate scheme, which was announced during the budget in March as part of a package of [...]

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