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John Lewis sets up driver training academy Image

John Lewis sets up driver training academy

The John Lewis Partnership will open an LGV Driver Academy next month to train drivers in 13 weeks to sit the DVSA LGV theory and practical safety tests.

Renewed partnership will focus on helping people back into work post-pandemic Image

Renewed partnership will focus on helping people back into work post-pandemic

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has refreshed and re-signed its partnership agreement with the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP).

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Gloucestershire College open events

Gloucestershire College is holding open events at its Gloucester, Cheltenham and Forest of Dean campuses between November 8 and 15.

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Sport scholarship event highlights support for students

The University of Gloucestershire’s sports scholarships help talented athletes, officials and aspiring coaches achieve their goals across a wide range of sports, combined with any degree programme.

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Gloucestershire's Peer Networks extended to include three new cohorts

Gloucestershire’s successful Peer Networks programme has been extended to include three new cohorts.

Gloucester Services Bridging the Gap to employment Image

Gloucester Services Bridging the Gap to employment

Eight new participants had the opportunity to brush up on their employment skills, try out jobs and have a real interview at Gloucester Services last week.

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Free health and safety training courses

Businesses in the Forest of Dean and Cotswold districts are now able to access some health and safety training courses for free.

Kickstart helps 100th young person onto rewarding career path Image

Kickstart helps 100th young person onto rewarding career path

A hundred young people in Gloucestershire are now on their way to a fulfilling career, thanks to the county’s Kickstart Scheme.

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Can you sponsor a child to develop coding skills?

A brand new coding club for children has opened in Cheltenham.

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Department for International Trade webinar

The Department for International Trade (DIT) is holding a webinar in December about the support the DIT can provide to businesses.

Job vacancies reach 20-year high Image

Job vacancies reach 20-year high

Job vacancies in the UK have hit a record high, according to recent official figures.

Jobs fair coming to Gloucester Image

Jobs fair coming to Gloucester

A jobs fair will take place at The Guildhall in Gloucester on Wednesday, November 3.

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Can you give business advice to school students?

Severn Vale School is looking for local businesspeople to support year 9 students for an event in December.

Be Inspired, Get Hired careers event Image

Be Inspired, Get Hired careers event

The Be Inspired, Get Hired in a Job You Love careers event takes place tomorrow (Tuesday October 19) at the newly opened Forest of Dean Growth Hub at Vantage Point.

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Tech sector looking overseas to fill skills gap

The number of tech vacancies is now 42 per cent higher than it was before the pandemic, with one in eight jobs in the UK now defined as being in the tech sector.

CyNam event full line-up announced Image

CyNam event full line-up announced

The full line-up has been announced for CyNam’s hybrid event next week (October 21).

Ground-breaking RAU Cultural Heritage Institute opens its doors Image

Ground-breaking RAU Cultural Heritage Institute opens its doors

The Royal Agricultural University’s new Cultural Heritage Institute in Swindon has officially opened to students.

Adults to be offered free technical courses Image

Adults to be offered free technical courses

Free courses will be offered to adults over 19 and in employment to help them rapidly upskill or retrain.

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Careers in care recruitment event

A recruitment event this Sunday (October 17) will showcase the wide variety of health and social care career opportunities available in the county.

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Apprentice cash incentive extended

The government has extended the apprenticeship cash incentive scheme until January 2022.

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New apprentices join cathedral stonemasons team

Gloucester Cathedral has welcomed three new apprentices to the stonemasons team, thanks to generous funding by the Hamish Ogston Foundation.

First Gloucestershire organisations receive new Inclusive Employer Award Image

First Gloucestershire organisations receive new Inclusive Employer Award

Gloucestershire’s first 13 recipients of the new Inclusive Employer Award were announced this week.

Fashion brand introduces leave for significant life events Image

Fashion brand introduces leave for significant life events

Online fashion retailer Asos has introduced a series of gender-neutral measures to support staff dealing with difficult life events.

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Denmark Road students named regional winners in NHS careers contest

Four pupils from Denmark Road High School in Gloucester have been named the South West winners in an annual competition to encourage young people to consider a career in the NHS.

Earn while you learn with an award-winning apprenticeship employer Image

Earn while you learn with an award-winning apprenticeship employer

Would you like to earn a recognised qualification and gain practical paid experience, while working for an award-winning apprenticeship employer?

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Messages mark start of construction of new SEMH school

Partners working on a new specialist school in Brockworth have all penned a message onto the steel frame of the school.

Hartpury degree gains professional body endorsement  Image

Hartpury degree gains professional body endorsement

Hartpury University’s BSc (Hons) sports coaching degree programme has been endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).

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SGS College open event

SGS College is holding an open event this Saturday (October 9).

Sue Ryder: Investing in the nurses of the future Image

Sue Ryder: Investing in the nurses of the future

Sue Ryder is passionate about investing in the learning and development of nurses of the future, helping them to develop specialist skills in palliative care.

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Free cyber security workshops

Gloucestershire College is holding a free cyber security workshop for businesses in the county.

College leaders call on chancellor to invest in young people Image

College leaders call on chancellor to invest in young people

Colleges leaders have challenged the chancellor to be bold in the spending review later this month to enable the country to ‘build back better and differently’.

Limited places still available at South West colleges Image

Limited places still available at South West colleges

Colleges across across the South West still have a limited number of free places for school leavers and students looking to change course or career.

Digital October: Unlock the power of digital with The Growth Hub Image

Digital October: Unlock the power of digital with The Growth Hub

The Growth Hub is launching Digital October - a month of free digital events to equip businesses with the skills they need to thrive.

Shine a light on apprentices following the pandemic Image

Shine a light on apprentices following the pandemic

It’s not too late for Gloucestershire employers and apprentices to submit their nominations for the National Apprenticeship Awards.

Farm491 to host webinars exploring UK agriculture state of affairs   Image

Farm491 to host webinars exploring UK agriculture state of affairs

Farm491, part of the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) in Cirencester, is set to host a series of three webinars exploring the current challenges within UK agriculture.

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Gloucestershire students make finals of national competition

Four teams from Gloucestershire schools made it to the finals of a national entrepreneurial competition.

Gloucestershire College unveils £3 million cyber and engineering facilities Image

Gloucestershire College unveils £3 million cyber and engineering facilities

Gloucestershire College held the official launch of its new computing and cyber facilities in Cheltenham yesterday (September 23).

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Tutor is equalities in gaming ambassador

An esports tutor at SGS College is thrilled to have been selected as an ambassador for the Women in Games programme.

Gloucestershire launches employment and skills hub to support furloughed residents Image

Gloucestershire launches employment and skills hub to support furloughed residents

Gloucestershire’s new employment and skills hub was launched yesterday (21 September) in a bid to support the county’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Azets accelerates recruitment drive with entry level jobs Image

Azets accelerates recruitment drive with entry level jobs

Azets, the UK's largest regional accountancy firm, has welcomed eight trainees to offices across the South West, as part of an ongoing recruitment drive for entry level jobs.

Apprenticeship vacancies available now with Gloucestershire College Image

Apprenticeship vacancies available now with Gloucestershire College

If you haven’t yet found an apprenticeship vacancy for 2021-22, Gloucestershire College has a range of opportunities across the county available now.

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