Businesses investing less in recruitment as skills shortages bite, says survey

2019-07-11T09:59:50+01:0017th July, 2019|Categories: All News|

The number of employers experiencing skills shortages has increased in the past year, a study has found, prompting businesses to begin investing more in their existing workforce. A survey of 950 business leaders, as part of the Open University’s (OU) annual Business Barometer, found 63 per cent of firms were experiencing skills shortages, up [...]

Budding engineering entrepreneur could win £15k to start business based on their engineering innovation

2019-07-11T09:36:25+01:0015th July, 2019|Categories: All News|

Each year the Royal Academy of Engineering help one budding engineering entrepreneur aged 18-25 to start a business based on their engineering innovation. Over their 12 month programme they focus on equipping the awardee with the confidence, skills, experience and network of expert advisors necessary to enable them to develop their innovation. The most [...]

Dyson Apprenticeship Vacancies x5

2019-07-11T09:23:03+01:0011th July, 2019|Categories: All News|

Dyson are recruiting five customer service apprentices, details below. Annual wage: £15,000.00 Working week:  The contact centre is open 8am-8pm Monday- Friday, and between 8am-6pm over the weekends. Shifts will vary and will have 2 consecutive days off which will change each week Total hours per week: 39.00 Expected duration: 12 months Possible start [...]

Film and TV apprenticeships launched

2019-07-09T08:22:43+01:0010th July, 2019|Categories: All News|

•Film and TV apprenticeships pilot announced as new figures show booming job growth across the Creative Industries •New industry-led diversity charter to drive a step change across all creative sectors Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright has announced a new apprenticeships pilot scheme to enable young people from underrepresented groups to work on some of the [...]

Innovate UK Smart Grants

2019-07-08T14:39:06+01:009th July, 2019|Categories: All News|

Description Smart is the new name for Innovate UK’s ‘Open grant funding’ programme. Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £25 million in the best game-changing, innovative or disruptive ideas with a view to commercialisation. All proposals must be business focused, rather than pure research. Applications can come from [...]

One third of over-55s will work part-time in retirement to make ends meet

2019-07-04T14:41:56+01:005th July, 2019|Categories: All News|

People Management released an article on the 4th July stating that one third (31 per cent) of UK employees aged 55 and over expect they will need to work part-time in their retirement to make ends meet, research has revealed, prompting experts to urge employers to ensure their workforce is adequately preparing for the [...]

Go Train – New Provision Available

2019-07-02T15:11:38+01:003rd July, 2019|Categories: All News|

Go Train in Chippenham are running the below courses - For course descriptions visit the Go Train website. Eligibility Criteria: • Unemployed - claiming Benefits or Earning less than £15,800 per annum • 19 years old (as at 31st August 2018) • Lived in the UK 3+ Years (or evidence of residency/Citizenship Card) For [...]

Apprenticeship Case Study – Level 3 Electrical

2019-07-02T10:07:29+01:002nd July, 2019|Categories: All News|

Callum, 18, is an apprentice electrician at Devizes based Aster Group; a landlord and developer of new homes. Aster Group build homes for open market sale and shared ownership, and reinvest their profits into developing the business, its people and local communities. Did you always know you wanted to be an apprentice? I studied [...]

Women in Engineering – Vacancies and STEM returners

2019-06-27T13:33:42+01:0028th June, 2019|Categories: All News|

Women's Engineering Society eNewsletter shared various vacancies and STEM returners opportunities is their latest newsletter. Software & Electronics Engineer Closing date: 9th July 2019 Location: Bristol Mechanical Engineer Closing date: 9th July 2019 Location: Bristol Safety Engineer, Returners Programme Closing date: 10th September 2019 Location:Bristol Data Management Engineer, STEM Returner Closing date: 10th September [...]

Swindon and Wiltshire businesses to benefit from £2.02m skills training fund.

2019-06-27T11:55:51+01:0027th June, 2019|Categories: All News|

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Swindon and Wiltshire are being urged to take advantage of a £2.02 million skills training fund to upskill their workforce. The training is delivered as part of a programme called Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW), which Serco’s Employment, Skills & Enterprise business is managing across Swindon [...]