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Swindon and Wiltshire businesses to benefit from £2.02m skills training fund.

2019-06-27T11:55:51+01:0027th June, 2019|Categories: All News|

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Swindon and Wiltshire are being urged to take advantage of a £2.02 million skills training fund to upskill their workforce. The training is delivered as part of a programme called Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW), which Serco’s Employment, Skills & Enterprise business is managing across Swindon [...]

Amazing Apprenticeships – June 2019

2019-06-20T15:03:42+01:0026th June, 2019|Categories: All News|

June's Parents Pack Tips are shared for parents to support their children when adjusting from School to paid employment. Explanation of the 20% off the job training. National Careers Service Exam Results Helpline 2019 details Apprenticeship Governors checklist  Interview with a Degree Level Apprenticeship Live STEM assembly.This will be the fifth in a successful [...]

Further providers selected to deliver T Levels from 2021

2019-06-20T14:46:16+01:0024th June, 2019|Categories: All News|

On the 18th June 2019 Education & Skills Funding Agency released a new list of providers who have been selected to deliver T-Levels in academic year 2021 - 2022. This includes Bath College and New College Swindon locally to Wiltshire. T Levels are a new 2 year technical programme for young people aged 16 [...]

International Women in Engineering Day Case Study

2019-06-17T15:30:10+01:0021st June, 2019|Categories: All News|

With International Women in Engineering Day approaching tomorrow (23rd June 2019), we spoke to one of Wiltshire Council's women Engineers to find out more about her job and what her advice is to young girls and women looking to forge a career in the Engineering sector. Diane Ware is a Highways Principal Technical Officer [...]

Adults in work ‘neglected’ by education spend, government review finds

2019-06-11T15:50:09+01:0014th June, 2019|Categories: All News|

People Management reported on 31st May that the state of post-18 education calls for a learning loan system to help workers study or reskill. The report went onto to say adults in work should be given access to educational loans similar to students to spend on further education, upskilling or reskilling opportunities in later [...]

One-stop shop for skills and jobs

2019-06-11T15:34:13+01:0012th June, 2019|Categories: All News|

An employment and skills event at Melksham Library has been hailed a success after 50 people attended and could now be repeated at other places in Wiltshire. Wiltshire Council staged the one-day event for residents looking for local employment or apprentice opportunities and those seeking career or skills advice. The event included displays by [...]

Careers Hub to provide top quality advice to young people in Swindon and Wiltshire

2019-06-11T15:01:21+01:0011th June, 2019|Categories: All News|

Careers Hub to provide top quality advice to young people in Swindon and Wiltshire Pupils at a further five school settings across Swindon, plus an additional seven from Wiltshire, will be able to access top quality careers advice to help prepare them for the world of work from next month. Last September, the Careers [...]

ESF Community Grants now available in Swindon and Wiltshire

2019-06-11T15:08:31+01:006th June, 2019|Categories: All News|

The Swindon and Wiltshire Community Training Grants support those furthest from the labour market, targeting the economically inactive. Successful applicants will move individuals either into employment, or establish a route towards employment, by helping individuals through education and training opportunities, advice, guidance and information. The call for applications for grants is open, with full [...]