Community News

2020-02-17T10:29:08+00:0019th February, 2020|Categories: All News|

Volunteer with Alzheimer’s Supports exercise group Alzheimer’s Support is looking for friendly volunteers at its Movement for the Mind group on alternate Tuesdays 10am-12 noon at the Rotary Hall in Chippenham. The group offers gentle exercise to music in a supportive and friendly setting. Volunteers would be required to set up the chairs before [...]

Building Bridges Case Study

2020-02-11T09:55:50+00:0017th February, 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 [...]

Community News

2020-02-10T12:17:52+00:0011th February, 2020|Categories: All News|

Girls Who Code Free coding clubs delivered through a collaboration Mighty Girls and University of Bath students, using the GirlsWho Code online coding programme. For girls age 9-18. Girls, guided by university student volunteers, will meet weekly to learn about women in tech, practise new coding skills whilst making friends and being involved in [...]

“Why the apprentice levy can’t be pigeonholed” – People Management

2020-02-10T11:44:23+00:0010th February, 2020|Categories: All News|

An article by People Management released on February 7th 2020 highlights how employers should be open to increasing apprenticeship numbers through up - skilling and supporting those changing careers, not just School leavers. We are living through extraordinary times. Disruptive tech innovations, dizzying political upheavals and growing public demand for action on issues from [...]

National Apprenticeship Week – Case Study – Level 3 Business Administration

2020-01-23T09:19:24+00:007th February, 2020|Categories: All News|

Emily Ingram, 17, is currently undertaking a Business Administration apprentice at Home Instead in Pewsey. Home Instead provide support to older people who wish to stay in their own home as they get older. Can you tell us about your role and responsibilities whilst on your apprenticeship? My job title is Recruitment Administrator I [...]

National Apprenticeship Week – Case Study – Level 3 Trainee Site Manager Apprenticeship

2020-01-07T14:48:32+00:006th February, 2020|Categories: All News|

Owen Bartley, 21, is a Trainee Site Manager working at Midas Construction via the South West Shared Apprenticeship Scheme. Owen is studying a Level 3 Construction and the Built Environment course. He is just over a year into the 2-year course, we sat down to talk to him about his experiences so far. How [...]

National Apprenticeship Week – Case Study – Level 2 Business and Administration

2020-01-27T16:06:21+00:005th February, 2020|Categories: All News|

Marianne Rossi, 22, is a Finance and Amenities Officer, previously a Parish Officer, after completing her apprenticeship in Business Administration at Melksham Without Parish Council. We spoke to Marianne about her apprenticeship journey and her manager Teresa Strange. What were your preconceptions of apprenticeships before you started? Did you always plan on undertaking one? [...]

National Apprenticeship Week – Case Study – Level 2 Customer Services Apprenticeship

2020-01-07T15:03:36+00:004th February, 2020|Categories: All News|

Harry Toogood, 18, is finishing his apprenticeship in Customer Services in October 2019 after 18 months of studying. He is working Aster Group based in the Devizes offices. Once completed Harry will be moving to the lettings team in a new role which will include administration and reviewing applications for tenancy. We met Harry [...]

National Apprenticeship Week – Case Study – Masters Level Business Management

2020-01-07T15:10:08+00:003rd February, 2020|Categories: All News|

Ryan Venner, 23, is the Sales and Marketing Director at Premier Jobs UK based at Fourbrooks Business Park, Calne. Premier Jobs UK specialise in recruitment for financial services. Having started his career as an apprentice we spoke to him before he embarks on his Masters in Business Management via the apprenticeship route. What was [...]

ESFA Community Training Grants Programme

2020-01-30T15:33:24+00:0030th January, 2020|Categories: All News|

The deadline for applications for round four of the ESFA Community Training Grants programme in the Swindon & Wiltshire LEP area is 24th February 2020. This is a rolling programme, so you can apply at any time. The deadline for your application to be considered in the fourth round of decision meetings is 9am, [...]