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Careers video from Golden Valley Development highlights diversity in cyber sector Image

Careers video from Golden Valley Development highlights diversity in cyber sector

Young people can enjoy long and successful careers in the cyber industry regardless of background or gender, and there's nowhere better than Cheltenham to do it.

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Hartpury study: Equine industry needs to step up for Covid-19

A research team including Dr Jane Williams from Hartpury University has made recommendations to the equine industry to support horse owners affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Leadership and management apprenticeships

To support the growth of dynamic, resilient managers, Gloucestershire College offers a range of professionally accredited qualifications for local employers and their staff.

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University study will help develop injury prevention strategies for horseracing staff

Hartpury University is carrying out new research into occupational injuries to stud and racing staff in UK horseracing.

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What does ‘training the business professionals of the future’ look like in practice?

The University of Gloucestershire prides itself on training the professionals of the future from business management to law and accountancy.

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UK job market strengthened in December

Britain’s job market strengthened for the first time in three months in December, before the renewed lockdown kicked in this week.

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Working life and wellbeing in the ‘new normal’

Nearly half (49 per cent) of the UK workforce is now working from home and one in three are neglecting their own mental health, according to new research.

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University’s sports programme endorsed by UK professional body

Hartpury University has become a higher education partner of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity for its specialist strength and conditioning programmes.

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Hiring talent in the cyber market - virtual event

InfoSec People will be holding a virtual event on 13th January about hiring in the cyber/ tech market.

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Work behind the TV, don't sit in front of it!

Why be satisfied with binge watching box-sets or streaming your favourite programmes, when you can have a career creating the TV that others watch?

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Colleges adapt to latest lockdown

The government’s latest lockdown announcement means further and higher education has moved online for at least the next few weeks.

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Urgent apprenticeships available now

Looking for an apprenticeship? SGS College has a number of apprenticeships available now.

Over 4,000 jobseekers supported to SWAP jobs in the South West Image

Over 4,000 jobseekers supported to SWAP jobs in the South West

Jobseekers in the South West have been supported to upskill, retrain and gain quality work experience through the government’s Sector-based Work Academy Programme (SWAP).

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Apprenticeship incentive payment scheme extended for employers

If you've been considering taking on new talent for your business, now is the time to do it!

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University virtual open event

Hartpury University is holding a virtual open event at the end of the month.

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Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue recruitment: Have a go

If you’ve ever considered becoming a firefighter, Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue is looking to recruit some extraordinary people in 2021.

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#BeInspiredGetHired for 2021

During December, a Gloucestershire-based firm is supporting others in the county to find a new job for the new year.

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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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