Marks and Spencer’s Work Placement Programme

18th August, 2017|Categories: All News|

Marks & Start is a work placement programme which helps people who face barriers getting into work. The three key groups the programme is aimed at are: Single parents People with disabilities or health conditions People who are homeless or at risk of homelessness The programme also support veterans, service leavers and ex-offenders into work [...]

Wiltshire Police Vacancy Bulletin

15th August, 2017|Categories: All News|

Current vacancies Contact Centre Operator Full time £18,258 - £22,323 & anti-social hours allowance (14-20% extra on top) Wiltshire Police are looking to recruit motivated staff to work within our contact centre, answering 999 and 101 calls from the public. For many, the public’s first and often only means of contact with Wiltshire Police is by telephone [...]

Make Your Mark with Marks and Spencer

15th August, 2017|Categories: All News|

Make Your Mark is a FREE practical training programme for young people aged 16 to 25 who are unemployed but work-ready and interested in a career in retail and gaining hands on work experience with Marks and Spencer. The training programme is back in Swindon from Monday 11th September – Friday 6th October 2017 [...]

Countdown is on for Wiltshire’s Engineering Festival

15th August, 2017|Categories: All News|

Michelle Donelan MP and Andrew Murrison MP will be welcoming schools and businesses from across Wiltshire to join them for this year’s Festival of Engineering on 3rd November 2017. The Wiltshire Festival of Engineering aims to help build a stronger manufacturing and engineering economy to serve the local community. By enthusing young people from an [...]

Blog – Apprenticeships… The Low Down!

15th August, 2017|Categories: All News|

With A-level and GCSE results looming, 17th and 24th August respectively, have you thought about what to do next? FE College, Sixth Form, University and finding employment are all options you may have considered and given the strong marketing of the Get In Go Far campaign in recent years, applying for an apprenticeship is [...]

South West Employment Rise at Fastest Rate in 18 Months

14th August, 2017|Categories: All News|

Business Biscuit reports that firms in the South West enjoyed a month of solid growth during July, with employment rising at the fastest rate in 18 months, according to the latest Lloyds Bank UK Regional PMI survey. The increase in job creation underlined an overall improvement in the region’s economic performance, with local firms [...]

Blog – Building Bridges Programme

8th August, 2017|Categories: All News|

The Building Bridges programme supports people across Swindon and Wiltshire who are facing significant challenges in being able to develop their skills, access education or move towards the world of work. The programme launched in 2016 and provides free of charge one-to-one support to individuals who face significant barriers such as disabilities or substance [...]

MJ Church Academy recruiting to Level 3 courses in Civil Engineering

7th August, 2017|Categories: All News|

The M J Church Academy has been designed to develop Wiltshire’s future generation of Civil Engineers, Site Managers and Quantity Surveyors by providing high quality workplace visits, with stimulating and challenging practical and theoretical workshops. Applications for Level 3 in Civil Engineering is now open at Wiltshire College, Chippenham campus. To apply for the two year [...]

Transformation of Corsham’s Mansion House given green light

31st July, 2017|Categories: All News|

The Secretary of State has given the go ahead to transform Corsham’s Mansion House into a digital innovation and business hub, which will create jobs and opportunities for the local area. The plans to transform the landmark building into a hub for digital and innovation opportunities was approved by Wiltshire Council in May. The council [...]

Blog – Employers warn of skills shortages in high-skilled roles

31st July, 2017|Categories: All News|

UK businesses are concerned about finding enough people with the right skills, according to the 2017 CBI/Pearson Education and Skills Survey published earlier this month. Three quarters (75%) of businesses expect to increase the number of high-skilled roles over the coming years, but 61% fear that there will be a lack of sufficiently skilled [...]