Survey finds – most young people would now consider an apprenticeship

2019-04-23T12:01:12+01:0017th April, 2019|Categories: All News|

Construction firm Redrow polled 1,001 individuals between the ages of 18 and 21 and found 54% of respondents would now actively consider an apprenticeship. More than half of young people would now consider taking an apprenticeship instead of going to university, according to a new survey that will provide a fillip for employers looking [...]

Digital Marketing Apprentice Vacancy

2019-04-23T14:29:08+01:0015th April, 2019|Categories: All News|

The City Deal Team is responsible for the implementation and delivery of the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership’s City Deal programme. The team are looking to appoint an Apprentice Digital Marketing Assistant to support the delivery of digital solutions. About the role This is a creative role and will involve supporting the Higher [...]

Swindon to be one of the first 12 Institutes of Technology

2019-04-10T10:54:11+01:0010th April, 2019|Categories: All News|

Swindon College has been announced as the lead applicant for one of the 12 new Institutes of Technology . These will be new employer-led Institutes of Technology to offer top-quality, higher level technical education to help close skills gaps in key STEM areas. Twelve Institutes of Technology will be set up across the country [...]

Melksham milestone – planning application submitted for campus

2019-04-02T13:40:26+01:005th April, 2019|Categories: All News|

Melksham's multi-million-pound campus has moved a significant step forward with a planning application formally submitted. The application will be available to view on the council's planning portal shortly. The designs for the modern Melksham Community Campus include a six-lane swimming pool and a learner pool, fitness suite, dance studio, library and community hub, sports [...]

Be Involved Case Study – Greatwood

2019-04-01T16:26:46+01:002nd April, 2019|Categories: All News|

Greatwood in Marlborough uses former racehorses to educate disadvantaged children and young adults with Special Educational Needs (SEN). Emma Cassidy is the Head of Education she has worked at the center for a total of five years, the small team of eleven look after thirty-eight horses, five goats, lots of chickens and one hundred [...]

Wiltshire Council submits exciting Future High Street Fund bids for Chippenham and Trowbridge

2019-03-26T14:24:43+01:0029th March, 2019|Categories: All News|

Wiltshire Council, in partnership with town and parish councils, has submitted expressions of interest for the Government's Future High Street Fund to boost the town centres in Chippenham and Trowbridge for residents, businesses and visitors. The Future High Streets fund is a £675m central government fund that is open for applications from towns and [...]

University of Bristol – Subject-specific taster days

2019-03-26T10:54:23+01:0026th March, 2019|Categories: All News|

STEM Taster Day The event is only open to year 12 students who are currently studying towards A-levels or equivalent, including at least one STEM subject. The STEM taster day will take place between 10 am and 3 pm at the University of Bristol main campus. There will also be an optional campus tour [...]

Chancellor brings forward £700 million apprenticeship reform package

2019-03-14T14:41:18+01:0018th March, 2019|Categories: All News|

On the 14th March 2019 People Management reported that Chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond has brought forward changes to apprenticeship funding designed to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) invest in apprenticeships. These include; The amount SME's will pay towards apprenticeship training is dropping from 10% to 5% an estimated £695 million saving [...]