Uptake of flexible working has not increased since 2010, finds CIPD study

2019-01-15T09:32:15+00:0015th January, 2019|Categories: All News|

A report from the CIPD released on 14th January 2019 showed that flexible working has not increased from 27%, this figure has been seen since 2010. The CIPD has launched a campaign to address the issue and to increase flexible working options.  There will be a consideration made by the government to make it [...]

What Works? Career related learning in Primary Schools

2019-01-10T12:51:17+00:0010th January, 2019|Categories: All News|

The Careers and Enterprise Company released an interesting report in December 2018 on the benefits of careers guidance starting as young as Primary School age. The paper described the term 'career related learning' which should include early childhood experiences learning about a wide range of employment options and different routes into education. The paper [...]

Apprenticeship levy viewed as a tax by almost a third of businesses

2019-01-08T08:47:54+00:008th January, 2019|Categories: All News|

On the 3rd of January People Management magazine released an interestingly and slightly alarming article, stating many employers were still failing to invest in training as deadline to use funds looms. The poll, carried out by YouGov on behalf of Alliance Manchester Business School, found that only 29 per cent of employers who were [...]

Apprenticeship Case Study – Level 3 Electrical

2018-12-18T10:03:11+00:007th January, 2019|Categories: All News|

Sam Walker, 23, is a Level 3 Electrical Apprentice entering his 3rd year, he is due to complete his course in June 2019. SMARTech energy based in Corsham, are leaders in energy management and reduction for commercial businesses and organisations in the South West. Sam tell us about your educational and career history? After [...]

South West Regional Coordinator – Children & Young People x8 Vacancies

2018-12-20T14:18:42+00:0020th December, 2018|Categories: All News|

Are you a creative and versatile communicator who wants to change the way people think and act about mental health? Click for further details on this role. We will require that candidates complete a short application and provide a CV. We want you to explain why you want the role, what you’d bring to [...]

Year of Engineering Round Up

2018-12-13T12:02:36+00:0020th December, 2018|Categories: All News|

We launched our commitment to the Year of Engineering with a press release setting the scene for the year nationally and how Wiltshire Council planned to support this through various channels. Within the press release we announced that Wiltshire Council were bucking the national trend with a quarter of its engineers being women, compared [...]

Amazing Apprenticeships – Parents Pack – December Edition

2018-12-17T11:35:27+00:0019th December, 2018|Categories: All News|

December Parents' Pack December's edition of the Parents' Pack is full of resources, including tips on using down-time to get ahead, dealing with failed applications, benefits of working with small and large employers, employer advice with Sky and much more! Please share this helpful pack with parents. Please click image to enlarge. Back to [...]

£40 million personalised support package for long-term unemployed disabled people launched

2018-12-17T09:21:11+00:0017th December, 2018|Categories: All News|

Disabled people will be able to work with a dedicated key worker to get and stay in employment, the new Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd has announced today. The support comes from a new £40 million fund and is expected to benefit 10,000 people. The Intensive Personalised Employment Support programme will provide highly [...]