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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.

£2.9bn to Restart job hunt for over a million unemployed Image

£2.9bn to Restart job hunt for over a million unemployed

A new multi-billion pound support package aimed at helping the long-term unemployed fire up their job search and return to work has been announced.

Triple success for council apprentice Maisey Image

Triple success for council apprentice Maisey

Stroud District Council’s apprentice Maisey Hammond is celebrating after being crowned National Intermediate Apprentice of the Year 2020.

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Virtual apprenticeship evening

Cheltenham-based Kohler Mira is holding a virtual open evening next week for its apprenticeships starting in September 2021.

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Balcarras named South West’s State Secondary of the Decade

Balcarras School in Cheltenham has won The Sunday Times South West State Secondary School of the Decade Award.

Kickstart Scheme: Guide for employers Image

Kickstart Scheme: Guide for employers

With unemployment rising among young people, it has never been more important for businesses to help the next generation to succeed.

Colleges: Government’s ambition for getting people back into jobs needs immediate boost to funding Image

Colleges: Government’s ambition for getting people back into jobs needs immediate boost to funding

The government’s flagship National Skills Fund to help adults retrain and get back to work is at risk unless funding rates are improved, according to colleges.

Hartpury reaches awards final for careers advice Image

Hartpury reaches awards final for careers advice

Hartpury College is a finalist in the 2020-21 Association of Colleges Beacon Awards for demonstrating best practice and innovation in its students’ careers programmes.

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Guaranteed interviews on UpSkilled courses

SGS College is offering guaranteed interviews to learners on its part-time UpSkilled courses in Early Years and Security.

For the love of cyber: An apprentice’s story Image

For the love of cyber: An apprentice’s story

Here, Jay Dare, a technical consultant at Cheltenham-based Infrastar, shares the story of his journey to his dream career.

Keen apprentices ready for work despite high unemployment rates for young people Image

Keen apprentices ready for work despite high unemployment rates for young people

Despite rising unemployment rates for young people, apprenticeships at Cirencester College are continuing to flourish.

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Looking for a new job or an exciting career change?

Gloucestershire Constabulary is looking to recruit up to 15 new Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) to join them throughout the county.

Double win for Gloucestershire College at county’s Apprenticeship Awards Image

Double win for Gloucestershire College at county’s Apprenticeship Awards

Gloucestershire College is thrilled to have won two awards at last night’s Gloucestershire Apprenticeship Awards 2020.

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University level courses at local college

Did you know that you could study for a degree or postgraduate qualification at Gloucestershire College?

Discover IT & cyber apprenticeships at free webinar for employers Image

Discover IT & cyber apprenticeships at free webinar for employers

Gloucestershire College’s Business Hub team is hosting a free webinar for employers next week (25th November) to discover the specialist IT and cyber apprenticeships available at the college.

Plan for the future with UCAS Hub Image

Plan for the future with UCAS Hub

Students who are looking to apply to university or for an apprenticeship in the next couple of years can now get their plans and options organised in one place with UCAS Hub.

GFirst LEP launches Careers Hub Image

GFirst LEP launches Careers Hub

GFirst LEP has launched a Careers Hub for Gloucestershire, bringing together schools and colleges with employers in all sectors from across the county.

National Apprenticeship Show open for registrations Image

National Apprenticeship Show open for registrations

This year’s National Apprenticeship Show is taking place virtually on 2nd December and is open for registrations from students and employers alike.

Jobs, skills and business support for Gloucestershire: New portal goes live  Image

Jobs, skills and business support for Gloucestershire: New portal goes live

A brand new Skills Portal, making it easier for people looking for a new job to learn new skills or set up their own business, has been launched today (Tuesday 17th November).

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The Gatsby Benchmarks for schools

Great careers advice can make a real difference to the lives of young people, and it starts with school. But how can a secondary school be sure whether it is providing the best careers advice for its students?

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Flexible working makes big difference to female job applicants

Since changing its policy on job adverts, the number of women hired for top roles at Zurich insurance has risen by 33 per cent.

Dragon’s Apprentice business venture course Image

Dragon’s Apprentice business venture course

Adult Education Gloucestershire’s new three week business venture course starts next Monday (23rd November).

Superdry apprenticeships with Gloucestershire College Image

Superdry apprenticeships with Gloucestershire College

Cheltenham-based fashion brand, Superdry, has a number of apprenticeship opportunities available with Gloucestershire College.

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Sign up for the launch of GFirst Careers Hub

GFirst LEP is excited to invite schools, colleges, employers and partners to attend its official Careers Hub launch on Wednesday 18th November at 11am.

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Online career inspiration with Gateway to Your Future

Whether your job is at risk, you have been made redundant or you would like to improve your future career prospects, Adult Education Gloucestershire is holding two online workshops to help.

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Hiring an apprentice who has been made redundant

Younger people have been hit hardest by redundancies during the coronavirus pandemic. You can boost your organisation and support a young worker, by hiring an apprentice who has been made redundant.

Kickstart Scheme already created thousands of placements Image

Kickstart Scheme already created thousands of placements

A new government jobs scheme for young people has already helped to create more than 19,000 work placements.

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UCAS Hub Live - Creative futures

For students thinking of applying to do creative subjects at university, UCAS is holding online sessions this week to help them with their 2021 applications.

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Azets supports next generation of business advisors with recruitment drive

Azets Group is set to recruit 142 graduates and school leavers, as part of its national drive to invest in the next generation of young accounting talent across the UK.

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Promote your vacancies through #VirtualJobsFair next week

If you are an employer with a vacancy to fill, you can promote posts on social media with the National Careers Service next Monday (16th November), while local job hunters can look for opportunities and pick up advice.

Virtual careers fair for the Armed Forces Community Image

Virtual careers fair for the Armed Forces Community

An online careers fair from the British Forces Resettlement Service is taking place on 24-26 November.

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Careers support for older job hunters

Looking for a new career or a new job isn’t just for younger people. Older workers sometimes need support too - whether they want a change in direction or have been made redundant and are looking for a new job.

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Five courses to get us through lockdown 2

With national lockdown here once again, it’s important to keep our bodies and brains active, while taking care of our mental health.

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Apprenticeships are good for business

Gloucestershire College currently has talented apprentices ready and willing to start working with local companies. But why would you want to take on an apprentice during a pandemic?

Disability no barrier to career success with National Star Image

Disability no barrier to career success with National Star

Tash Bird never thought she would get a job, let alone secure one during the coronavirus pandemic. But the 21-year-old did just that and is working as a hostess with Avonmore Care Home in Bristol.

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BAME Apprenticeship Awards shortlist

Congratulations to Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust, which is a finalist in the BAME Apprenticeship Awards.

Royal College of Occupational Therapists launches careers diversity campaign Image

Royal College of Occupational Therapists launches careers diversity campaign

As part of Occupational Therapy Week 2020 (2nd-8th November), the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) has launched a campaign to inspire people from all backgrounds to become occupational therapists.

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Virtual university open day

Hartpury University is holding a virtual open day on Saturday 28th November.

An apprentice’s journey into cyber Image

An apprentice’s journey into cyber

While many young people still view university as the best or only way into a career, increasing numbers are opting for apprenticeships. One local apprentice, Liam Wrenne, has shared his story of his journey into cyber.

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Guide to CV writing

Whether you are looking for a new job after being made redundant or you want to get the first step on the career ladder, writing a good CV has never been more important.

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College holds virtual open day

South Gloucestershire & Stroud (SGS) College is holding a virtual open day for all courses Saturday 21st November.

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