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Swindon to be one of the first 12 Institutes of Technology

2019-04-10T10:54:11+01:0010th April, 2019|Categories: All News|

Swindon College has been announced as the lead applicant for one of the 12 new Institutes of Technology . These will be new employer-led Institutes of Technology to offer top-quality, higher level technical education to help close skills gaps in key STEM areas. Twelve Institutes of Technology will be set up across the country [...]

250-strong apprentice force powering Somerset nuclear project

2018-05-25T15:56:05+01:0025th May, 2018|Categories: All News|

250 Strong apprentice force powering Somerset nuclear project Today (Friday 25 May), the milestone of achieving 250 apprentices working on the new nuclear site Hinkley Point C in Somerset will be recognised by the Business Secretary Greg Clark during his first visit to the site since construction work began. Site owners, EDF, set an [...]

It’s National Apprenticeship Week – test your knowledge on apprenticeships!

2018-03-05T11:53:00+00:005th March, 2018|Categories: All News|

Did you know it’s National Apprenticeship Week this week? A week where apprentices celebrate the route they took into a great career and tell their stories about their amazing apprenticeship journey. What’s more, there’s a new guide and quiz developed especially for young people in Wiltshire, to help you decide if an apprenticeship would [...]

Have your say on university level courses in Swindon and Wiltshire

2017-12-05T15:59:46+00:005th December, 2017|Categories: All News|

We often hear that getting the right skills is a key issue for many businesses. In order to provide more opportunities to upskill locally, we are developing a Higher Education Strategy for Swindon and Wiltshire. To do this, the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership needs your help to understand the skills and qualifications [...]

Blog – The £2.2 Billion cost of the skills gap

2017-09-06T13:39:17+01:006th September, 2017|Categories: All News|

The Open University recently published the findings of research conducted with 400 businesses during April and May this year. The sample of businesses comprised 300 small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and 100 larger and the study found that the skills gap is costing UK businesses more than £2 billion a year in higher [...]

Budding entrepreneurs sent to the dungeons to face judges in Dragon’s Den style challenge

2017-06-27T16:11:33+01:0027th June, 2017|Categories: All News|

Business Studies students from Wiltshire College Trowbridge were sent to the dungeons as part of a pilot project helping them to discover how to become an entrepreneur. The Level 3 students braved three judges at Trowbridge Town Hall on Thursday 15th June, as they tried to convince them that their product could be the [...]

College’s university provision awarded new national quality mark

2017-06-27T16:04:54+01:0022nd June, 2017|Categories: All News|

Wiltshire College has achieved a top quality mark for its university level courses in a new excellence measure published today. In the first set of Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) ratings the College, which offers a range of higher education courses from Film and Cinematography to Motorsport Engineering, was one of few Further Education colleges [...]

Building Bridges Programme Update: June 2017

2017-06-27T14:08:50+01:0019th June, 2017|Categories: All News|

It has been almost 8 months since the launch of the Building Bridges programme in Swindon and Wiltshire and we wanted to take some time to reflect on what we have already achieved by working together. The Building Bridges programme is an ambitious partnership of 40 organisations working together to help people most in [...]

Lawyer to help Wiltshire students make leap from classroom to workplace

2017-06-21T14:20:06+01:007th June, 2017|Categories: All News|

Students at a school in Marlborough will have the opportunity to quiz a leading Wiltshire lawyer about negotiating their transition from education to the world of work and enhancing their future prospects. Fiona Kellow, partner and head of private client at Thrings, has been appointed Enterprise Adviser by St John’s International Academy and the Careers [...]