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Discover IT and cyber apprenticeships: Online event Image

Discover IT and cyber apprenticeships: Online event

Gloucestershire College is holding an online event about IT and cyber apprenticeships for employers this month.

University’s business week targets international students Image

University’s business week targets international students

The University of Gloucestershire is holding a series of online events covering the range of business opportunities on offer.

Cricket duo win chance to play for elite team Image

Cricket duo win chance to play for elite team

Hartpury student Zoe Dibble and graduate Chloe Skelton have been selected to play for one of England’s elite women’s cricket teams.

Free railway track maintenance course Image

Free railway track maintenance course

Gloucestershire College and Betaris Training are set to ‘train’ the next generation of skilled railway workers with a free course starting next week (Monday 15th March).

Engineering apprenticeships at TBS Image

Engineering apprenticeships at TBS

Applications are now open for apprenticeships at Gloucester-based TBS Engineering.

Thinking about an apprenticeship? Lucy is here to help Image

Thinking about an apprenticeship? Lucy is here to help

Stroud District Council’s apprentice Lucy Hanman has become the first Young Apprentice Ambassador for the Stroud district.

Practise to become a police officer in Gloucestershire  Image

Practise to become a police officer in Gloucestershire

People applying to join Gloucestershire Constabulary can now practise for a key part of the application process, thanks to a new venture launched by a team of experienced former police officers and staff.

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Back to school and college

Schools and colleges across the UK and the county begin the big return to the classroom today (8th March).

Opportunities for international students at University of Gloucestershire Image

Opportunities for international students at University of Gloucestershire

The University of Gloucestershire is holding a week of online events focused on international students this week (8th-12th March).

International Women’s Day: ‘Construction is a good place to be’ Image

International Women’s Day: ‘Construction is a good place to be’

Women working on construction sites marking International Women’s Day say they are seeing more female faces than ever before – but more needs to be done to encourage others.

Senior lecturer to shape national plan for sport Image

Senior lecturer to shape national plan for sport

A senior lecturer from the University of Gloucestershire has been invited to speak as a witness for the House of Lords Sport and Recreation select committee next week.

Gloucestershire Hospitals looking for 90 people to make a difference  Image

Gloucestershire Hospitals looking for 90 people to make a difference

The county’s biggest employer is recruiting up to 90 new healthcare support workers.

New picture agency gives students chance to shine Image

New picture agency gives students chance to shine

The University of Gloucestershire has set up its own picture agency, so that images taken by students can be distributed to regional, national and international newspapers and agencies.

University professor of cyber security joins prestigious project  Image

University professor of cyber security joins prestigious project

University of Gloucestershire’s professor of cyber security has joined the advisory group for a prestigious project set up to protect financial systems against cyber threats.

New partnership focused on improving eye health services for Gloucestershire Image

New partnership focused on improving eye health services for Gloucestershire

Newmedica has taken on its first trainee nurse, as part of a partnership with the University of Gloucestershire to train tomorrow’s top ophthalmology nurses.

National Careers Week: Virtual resources online now Image

National Careers Week: Virtual resources online now

This year, National Careers Week (1st-5th March) looks a bit different, but there are still plenty of resources available online.

M&S to offer Kickstart placements  Image

M&S to offer Kickstart placements

Marks & Spencer is offering 360 work placements to 16-24 year olds as part of the government’s Kickstart scheme.

Esports BTEC at SGS Berkeley Green Image

Esports BTEC at SGS Berkeley Green

Cyber trailblazer SGS Berkeley Green UTC has launched a BTEC in esports.

250,000 apprentices needed to tackle climate change Image

250,000 apprentices needed to tackle climate change

Friends of the Earth is calling on the government to create 250,000 green apprenticeships to help the UK reach climate targets

National Careers Week: UCAS careers hour Image

National Careers Week: UCAS careers hour

During National Careers Week this week, UCAS will be holding live careers sessions online every day at 2pm.

One-in-million quintuplet lambs born at Hartpury Image

One-in-million quintuplet lambs born at Hartpury

Hartpury is celebrating the birth of one-in-a-million quintuplet lambs!

Scale Up 4 Growth launches in Gloucestershire with £1m grants available Image

Scale Up 4 Growth launches in Gloucestershire with £1m grants available

Scale Up 4 Growth (S4G) will deliver grant funding and support to businesses in Gloucestershire and is open for applications now.

CIPD: Apprenticeship levy has ‘failed’ Image

CIPD: Apprenticeship levy has ‘failed’

The apprenticeship levy has failed on all key measures, according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Vacancies down over 40% due to Covid  Image

Vacancies down over 40% due to Covid

Vacancy levels across the UK saw a sharp decline in 2020, with jobs falling 43 per cent year-on-year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Local business supporting local schools Image

Local business supporting local schools

Careers education programmes in schools and colleges across the county have been hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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.

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