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Skills, Apprenticeships & Careers: The latest vacancies and opportunities across Gloucestershire Image

Skills, Apprenticeships & Careers: The latest vacancies and opportunities across Gloucestershire

There has never been a more challenging time to find a new job or get on the career ladder. Whether you are looking for a new role, an apprenticeship or a first job, Punchline is here to help.

Big Careers Event rated major success by students  Image

Big Careers Event rated major success by students

Hartpury’s 2021 Big Careers Event has been rated an overwhelming success by students looking for advice about their next steps in employment and education.

Outstanding success at Student TV Awards for university students Image

Outstanding success at Student TV Awards for university students

University of Gloucestershire students had great success at The Royal Television Society (RTS) West of England 2021 Student Television Awards last night (24th February).

Apprentices and Covid-19: Update Image

Apprentices and Covid-19: Update

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement that children will return to school on 8th March, guidance around apprentices has also been updated.

Industry experts offer free online advice to support disabled staff Image

Industry experts offer free online advice to support disabled staff

Free specialist online teach-ins for employers wanting to better support disabled staff in their roles are being run by business leaders.

Digital job surgeries launched to get Brits back into work Image

Digital job surgeries launched to get Brits back into work

Jobseekers across Great Britain will benefit from new employment support to build their interview skills, find local vacancies and quickly get back into work.

Gloucester Rugby highlights benefits of links with Hartpury Image

Gloucester Rugby highlights benefits of links with Hartpury

The head of Gloucester Rugby’s Academy has highlighted the importance of its relationship with Hartpury in the development of potential future stars.

Local care company set to boost employment in the area Image

Local care company set to boost employment in the area

Whilst many businesses have been hit hard by the pandemic, one local company is looking to hire 50 people, with or without experience.

From student to lecturer – it’s good to talk Image

From student to lecturer – it’s good to talk

A former University of Gloucestershire student turned lecturer will be sharing his story live online next week.

Thousands more students want jobs in nursing Image

Thousands more students want jobs in nursing

More than 60,000 people have applied to study nursing this year – up a third on last year, according to UCAS.

New department store creates jobs for town Image

New department store creates jobs for town

A brand new independent department store set to open in Stroud in April is recruiting for a number of roles.

New home for pedigree Guernsey cattle at Hartpury Image

New home for pedigree Guernsey cattle at Hartpury

Agriculture students at Hartpury will benefit from the arrival of an exciting new addition to its award-winning commercial farm – a herd of 50 pedigree Guernsey cattle.

Kickstart Scheme offers young people step into employment  Image

Kickstart Scheme offers young people step into employment

Gloucester City Homes (GCH) has launched an employment opportunity for six young people through the government’s £2 billion Kickstart Scheme.

Top tips for starting a career in tech Image

Top tips for starting a career in tech

If you are considering a career in tech, check out these ideas to set you on the right path.

Former British champion appointed to exciting role at Hartpury Image

Former British champion appointed to exciting role at Hartpury

Former British champion and current international coach, Robert Flack, has been appointed as the new Modern Pentathlon Academy manager at Hartpury.

Asda to fund 400 apprenticeships Image

Asda to fund 400 apprenticeships

Supermarket chain Asda will donate £2 million to small businesses to help fund around 400 apprenticeships in local communities across the country.

National Apprenticeship Week: MP celebrates 10 years of working with apprentices Image

National Apprenticeship Week: MP celebrates 10 years of working with apprentices

National Apprenticeship Week this week marks the tenth anniversary of one county MP hiring his first apprentice.

New Teaching School Hubs announced for Gloucestershire Image

New Teaching School Hubs announced for Gloucestershire

Two Cheltenham schools will provide expert advices to other schools in the county, following an announcement by the government.

National Apprenticeship Week: One in five tradespeople consider apprentices more important than ever Image

National Apprenticeship Week: One in five tradespeople consider apprentices more important than ever

A third of companies and tradespeople (31 per cent) who regularly hire apprentices feel that the programme has been made harder due to the pandemic.

National Apprenticeship Week: Co-op to improve opportunities for BAME candidates Image

National Apprenticeship Week: Co-op to improve opportunities for BAME candidates

The Co-op is set to improve employment opportunities for individuals from under-represented groups, by channelling money from big businesses to smaller firms.

New head of animal and agriculture excited about Hartpury’s future Image

New head of animal and agriculture excited about Hartpury’s future

The new head of animal and agriculture at Hartpury University is relishing the opportunity to enhance its reputation as a leader in industry-led research.

National Apprenticeship Week: Aldi to recruit more apprentices Image

National Apprenticeship Week: Aldi to recruit more apprentices

During National Apprenticeship week this week, discount retailer Aldi has announced it will recruit more than 200 apprentices this year.

National Apprenticeship Week: Azets, Renishaw, Dowty and EG Carter celebrate success  Image

National Apprenticeship Week: Azets, Renishaw, Dowty and EG Carter celebrate success

During National Apprenticeship Week this week, local companies are reassuring young people that they are still taking apprentices on, despite the pandemic.

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Exercise videos have positive impact on pupil experience and focus

A series of exercise videos for children produced by a Hartpury University PhD student has had a positive impact on classroom behaviour.

Innovative agri-tech jobs for the future at Hartpury Image

Innovative agri-tech jobs for the future at Hartpury

Hartpury University and College have a number of jobs for the future, working on an innovative new project, available to applicants right now.

Council supports local employers with apprenticeship training Image

Council supports local employers with apprenticeship training

Gloucestershire County Council has funded training for nearly 150 apprentices in local businesses since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Record number of entries for biosciences essay competition Image

Record number of entries for biosciences essay competition

This year’s University of Gloucestershire biosciences essay competition drew a record number of entries, with 207 essays received from 57 different schools across the country.

New milestone reached for digital apprenticeships   Image

New milestone reached for digital apprenticeships

The number of digital apprentices going through end-point-assessment by the industry’s professional body has increased ten-fold over the past two years, new figures show.

National Apprenticeship Week: Build the Future with Apprenticeships event Image

National Apprenticeship Week: Build the Future with Apprenticeships event

The Institute of Directors (IoD) in the South West is holding an online event tomorrow (Tuesday 9th February) to tie in with National Apprenticeship Week.

County students to benefit from world-class facilities and new free schools Image

County students to benefit from world-class facilities and new free schools

Students at two Gloucestershire schools will benefit from learning in world-class education facilities, after the government announced the first participants in a new £1billion transformation programme.

Gloucestershire Hospitals celebrates National Apprenticeship Week Image

Gloucestershire Hospitals celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

Over 75 per cent of apprentices at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust go on to find permanent work there, according to the latest figures.

National Apprenticeship Week: Amazon creates 1,000 apprenticeships Image

National Apprenticeship Week: Amazon creates 1,000 apprenticeships

Ahead of National Apprenticeship Week next week, Amazon has announced it is recruiting more than 1,000 apprentices.

Hartpury wins national agriculture award Image

Hartpury wins national agriculture award

Hartpury has again been judged among the cream of the crop in the UK agriculture industry, after landing another national award.

Books and comics donated to county kids Image

Books and comics donated to county kids

A Gloucestershire-based reading charity has donated books and comics to support the county’s children.

National Apprenticeship Week: A reminder of our work future after lockdown Image

National Apprenticeship Week: A reminder of our work future after lockdown

Apprenticeships are a hugely important part of the economy and are crucial for businesses of all sizes for long term growth.

Students turn to technology with university choices Image

Students turn to technology with university choices

The latest university and college application and acceptance figures from UCAS show the continued popularity of STEM subjects shows no sign of waning.

Digital job surgeries launched to help 160,000 Brits get back into work Image

Digital job surgeries launched to help 160,000 Brits get back into work

More than 150,000 jobseekers across Britain will benefit from new employment support, helping them build their interview skills, find local vacancies and quickly get back into work.

Hospice’s hope for future as it welcomes new fundraising apprentices Image

Hospice’s hope for future as it welcomes new fundraising apprentices

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to have a devastating impact on both the job market and charity fundraising activities, Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice has appointed two new apprentices to its fundraising team.

Cyber security apprentices make a difference Image

Cyber security apprentices make a difference

The cyber security profession has a global shortage of expertise available.

New rowing club will help students fulfil potential Image

New rowing club will help students fulfil potential

Hartpury has launched its first-ever competitive rowing club aimed at providing students with more opportunities to train and compete in a high-level environment.

ITV launches trainee scheme Image

ITV launches trainee scheme

ITV Studios has announced a new Production Trainee scheme, which will fast-track new and diverse talent into a variety of roles.

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