Changes to Primary School progress measures

2017-10-16T15:00:52+00:00 17th October, 2017|Categories: All News|

Government has released information on new Primary School progress measures, in 2016 SATS were launched to reflect revised national curriculum. So what's changed? Instead of measuring progress for individual students the new measures look at the progress at a school level. The enables parents to see how their school is performing. In order to [...]

Future of Learning and Skills report 2017

2017-10-16T11:41:33+00:00 16th October, 2017|Categories: All News|

The Future of Learning and Skills report 2017 has been released raising within it the reports that a range of sectors are having difficulty attracting suitable staff in industries such as; engineering, hospitality, accounting and customer services. Therefore highlighting the importance of having training and development strategies in place. Hays reported that 39% of [...]

Defence Academy Open Day

2017-10-16T09:58:37+00:00 16th October, 2017|Categories: All News|

  The Defence Academy is hosting an Open Day on the 1st November from 10 a.m. till 4.30.   The intention is to provide industry as well as other local stakeholders with an overview.  The Defence Academy is responsible for the provision of all Higher Education for the MOD, both military and civil servants. Its training [...]

Dyson seeking businesses for trailblazer

2017-10-12T15:18:50+00:00 12th October, 2017|Categories: All News|

Dyson are searching for companies with fewer than 50 employees to join their trailblazer. The aim is to create a general engineering degree apprenticeship standard, many employers feel the current frameworks/standards does not meet their needs, as they are too focused on niche job roles. The new standard will offer flexibility and transferability; it [...]

Engineering Management Apprenticeships – Apply now!

2017-10-12T13:26:12+00:00 12th October, 2017|Categories: All News|

Ministry of Defence is recruiting an Apprentice. The Defence Equipment and Support Engineering Management Apprenticeship based in Bristol and Plymouth will give you the chance to work at the cutting edge of technology; preparing you for your career in the exciting world of Engineering Management. The 3-year development programme leads to roles supporting equipment [...]

Wiltshire Council receives golden recognition for support of Armed Forces

2017-10-12T12:13:58+00:00 12th October, 2017|Categories: All News|

Wiltshire Council's work to support the Armed Forces was officially recognised by the Ministry of Defence at a special awards ceremony last night. Baroness Scott of Bybrook, OBE, Leader of Wiltshire Council, met Prince Harry and Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon as, alongside her team, she was presented with the MOD's Employer Recognition Scheme [...]

The Action for Wiltshire Board inspire the engineers of tomorrow

2017-10-12T10:22:10+00:00 12th October, 2017|Categories: All News|

The Action for Wiltshire Board which is made up of Wiltshire Council and key partners from industry and education, have signed up to a national initiative to inspire the next generation of engineers. Nationally there is a shortfall in qualified engineering graduates and skilled technicians, and there is a government drive to change that [...]

Blog – Degree Apprenticeships – A New Route

2017-10-09T14:51:21+00:00 11th October, 2017|Categories: All News|

  Over the last few days the press has been full of news on tuition fees and the associated repayment. Whilst the combined impact of freezing fees and a raised earnings bar before repayment (£21,000 to £25,000 per annum) could potentially help some, the cost for a full-time degree and the potential economic consequences [...]

Wiltshire College – Part Time Courses

2017-10-10T09:17:03+00:00 10th October, 2017|Categories: All News|

Wiltshire College are offering various courses ranging from 16th October - 23rd October at Chippenham and Salisbury Campuses. 'Managing Money' at Salisbury Campus Monday 16th & Tuesday 17th October understanding personal finance. 'Internet Safety' at Salisbury Campus Wednesday 18th & Thursday 19th October exploring internet safety for IT users. 'Healthy Living' at Salisbury Campus [...]

Royal Wootton Bassett Apprenticeship Fair Success

2017-10-09T15:55:44+00:00 9th October, 2017|Categories: All News|

Our Employment and Skills Officer Rachel Johnson opened the apprenticeship fair on Wednesday 4th October working with The Enterprise Network (TEN) and the Alexa Davies - Community Engagement Manager who organised the event. She opened with a great all round presentation explaining what an apprenticeship is, what students should do if there interested in [...]