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The Apprenticeship Levy: Changing the face of apprenticeships

From April, the new Apprenticeship Levy comes into effect, bringing with it a host of training benefits for all businesses.
Nicky Williams
Nicky Williams
Business West
Posted on: 14.02.17
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Bristol at the centre of efforts to tackle modern slavery

In 2015, the then Home Secretary Theresa May introduced the Modern Slavery Act to enhance police and CPS powers to tackle a vast swathe of offences related to human trafficking and exploitation. One...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 10.02.17
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Q&A with Peter Cheese – chief executive of CIPD

UWE, in partnership with Business West, runs an annual lecture series that brings top business leaders to Bristol. We caught up with Peter Cheese, chief executive of CIPD , before he gave his address...
Sarah Atkinson
Sarah Atkinson
University of the West of England
Posted on: 08.02.17
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New and improved apprenticeships are coming!

A wind of change is now blowing through the apprenticeship system in England. The way apprenticeships are funded is also going to change with the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy, which will...
John  McNamara
John McNamara
Innovate Awarding
Posted on: 01.06.16
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From Apprentice to Chairman: How an apprenticeship offers a career path that can lead to the board room

I began my working life as an apprentice and completed my 46 year career in engineering as Chairman and Managing Director. Here are just a few of my reasons why I believe apprenticeships provide...
David Banks
David Banks
David Banks
Posted on: 01.03.16
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Powering the nuclear sector - the brains behind the billions

If you'll pardon the most obvious pun in the book - the nuclear industry is about to boom. 50,000 person-years of employment will be required across the manufacturing, construction and operation...
Jessica Vallentine
Jessica Vallentine
Business West Ltd
Posted on: 22.02.16
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Mental health problems - supporting employees through 'reasonable' adjustments

Employees are protected from discrimination in the workplace due to mental (or physical) illness. As part of this protection, employers are obliged to make adjustments to employees' jobs or working...
Phil Kirk
Phil Kirk
Health Management Ltd
Posted on: 13.08.15
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3 Steps to Successful Recruitment

Recruitment is the ever-evolving discipline. It's not enough to pop an ad in the local paper or Tweet a lacklustre notice. And SMEs, like most modern day employers, are up against it. Whether you're...
Mark Bevans
Mark Bevans
We Love 9am
Posted on: 20.05.15
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8 key things every small business needs to know about employing people

Whether your business is growing and you need advice on hiring new staff, or you want tips on ensuring the right talent sticks with your company, HR expert Ruth Cornish sums up the 8 things you need...
Ruth Cornish
Ruth Cornish
Amelore Ltd
Posted on: 27.04.15
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