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Postgraduate research degrees at Hartpury

Think your studies are complete because you’ve got a degree? Think again!

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County council to offer Kickstart Scheme

From next month, Gloucestershire County Council will be offering Kickstart placements for young people.

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Traineeship success: First cohort will start work placements in the new year

The first cohort of trainees at Gloucestershire College have successfully completed their eight-week training programme and will be heading out on their employment placements in the new year.

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University professors provide technological solution for rhino conservation

Two University of Gloucestershire professors are helping to stop rhino poaching in parts of Africa.

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National Careers Week - Make a pledge

In preparation for next year’s National Careers Week (1st-6th March 2021), organisers are encouraging individuals and organisations to make a pledge using the hashtag #NCW2021.

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Apprenticeship case study: Apprentice software engineer at Iress

Here Ben Carter, Gloucestershire College apprentice software engineer at Iress, share his experience of what life is like as an apprentice and why he decided to choose the apprenticeship route.

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Virtual work experience - Speakers for Schools offer to employers

Work experience is a positive and important experience for students in years 10-13, but it has been unable to happen during 2020 and is unlikely to happen for much of 2021.

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Renishaw hosts #Girls4Engineering virtual event to help diversify the sector

Renishaw is offering a glimpse into careers in engineering when it hosts a virtual #Girls4Engineering event next week.

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Cirencester T-Level students experience hands-on project

Students on Cirencester College’s T-Level in design, surveying and planning for construction are making the most of this practical course, by gaining first-hand experience of an on-campus building project.

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National Careers Week 2021

National Careers Week is a celebration of careers guidance and free resources in education across the UK. Next year it takes place 1st-6th March.

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How to ask to work from home

Working from home (WFH) has become the norm for many of us during the pandemic. For some people, it will have boosted their productivity and they won’t be in a hurry to return to the office any time soon.

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Recruiting IT and cyber apprentices during a pandemic

Recruitment might be at a low and an unemployment at a high, but it is still possible to recruit and work with apprentices during a pandemic, as Cheltenham-based Iress shows.

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Enhance your employability with the Hartpury Certificate

Students looking ahead to starting A-Level and BTEC courses next year should take a closer look at Hartpury College and the unique Hartpury Certificate.

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SGS student is Outstanding Apprentice of the Year

A student from SGS College picked up a top award at the Bristol and Bath Apprenticeship Awards last week.

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Head appointed for brand new school

The head of a school set to open its doors in September 2021 has been appointed.

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SGS College proposes new creative technology education faculty for South West

A new world class creative technology education faculty and esports arena is being proposed for the West of England Institute for Specialist Education (WISE) Further Education College site, Bristol.

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Boosting students’ understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion in sport

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work as a female coach in a male dominated sport? Or to be an athlete with a chronic health condition? Or to face ageism in your favourite sport?

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Degree level apprentice makes his mark at Renishaw

Not sure what a degree level apprenticeship is? Jack Chapman is an embedded electronic engineering apprentice at global engineering technologies company Renishaw, based in Wotton-under-Edge.

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Hartpury College virtual open event

Hartpury College is holding a virtual open event for prospective students on 12th December.

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Construction and trade apprenticeships starting January

For the first time, Gloucestershire College is running a full programme of construction and trade apprenticeship starting in January 2021. So there is no need to wait until September to hire an apprentice.

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Hartpury Digital Farming Network to support agriculture industry

The Hartpury Digital Farming Network has been launched to keep UK farmers in touch with the latest technological advancements in the agriculture industry, to help them become more productive and sustainable.

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Computer confidence for work course

Are you looking to get back into work, or would you like to improve your job opportunities?

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Schools and colleges struggle to support poorest pupils in self isolation

More than four out of five (84 per cent) schools with the poorest pupils do not have enough devices and internet access to ensure all self-isolating pupils can keep learning, according to a new survey.

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Level 6 apprenticeship degrees

Degrees aren’t just for full-time students at university and apprenticeships aren’t just for 16 year old school leavers. With Level 6 apprenticeship degrees, learners can get the best of both worlds.

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£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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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