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UK heading for digital skills disaster Image

UK heading for digital skills disaster

The UK is heading towards a huge shortage in digital skills, according to a think tank.

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Careers at Five Valleys Shopping Centre

There are lots of new jobs available at Five Valleys Shopping Centre in Stroud.

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Volunteer to make a world of difference at Slimbridge

WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre is looking to recruit volunteers to help support its visitor experience team.

University sports courses endorsed by professional development body Image

University sports courses endorsed by professional development body

Two sport coaching courses at the University of Gloucestershire have been endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).

Cirencester College: Choice of open days Image

Cirencester College: Choice of open days

Cirencester College’s next open day will take place in April – and students can choose whether to visit the college in person or opt for a virtual event.

Real life open day at Hartpury Image

Real life open day at Hartpury

After a year of doing pretty much everything virtually, Hartpury University hopes to hold a real life undergraduate open day in June.

Gloucestershire College: T Level applications open now Image

Gloucestershire College: T Level applications open now

A Levels not for you? Applications are now open for Gloucestershire College’s T Levels for September 2021.

Gloucestershire College: Free courses for adults coming soon! Image

Gloucestershire College: Free courses for adults coming soon!

Adults looking for a new career can change the course of their future with a free course from Gloucestershire College.

Scale Up 4 Growth online employer event Image

Scale Up 4 Growth online employer event

Business owners can find out how to access up to £40,000 worth of grants through Scale Up 4 Growth at an online event, hosted by Gloucestershire College later this month.

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Healthcare Science Week online event

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust is holding an online event tomorrow (Saturday 13th March) focusing on the vital work of healthcare sciences in the Trust.

End of furlough will trigger 275,000 job losses  Image

End of furlough will trigger 275,000 job losses

A total of 274,720 jobs are at risk when the furlough scheme comes to an end, according to new analysis.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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