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Apprenticeships in small businesses

We’ve entered a new era for apprenticeships, so there’s no better time than now to get an apprentice into your small business.
Alex Richards
Alex Richards
Business West
Posted on: 06.03.17
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The Sunday Times names Business West as one of the best places to work

For the third year in a row Business West has been named one of the best places to work by The Sunday Times. Placing amongst the top 100 not-for-profit organisations in the UK, Business West beat out...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 27.02.17
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Inspiring showcase for youngsters at Festival of Manufacturing and Engineering, Stroud

Specialist engineering-particularly in the aerospace sector- has always been the driver of the county’s manufacturing since the days of the first jet engine flying from Brockworth. Since then we have...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 16.02.17
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South West unemployment continues to fall

The latest data released by the Office for National Statistics today (15th February) found that in the three months to December 2016: • South West unemployment fell by 0.3% to 101,000 • Unemployment...
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Business West
Posted on: 15.02.17
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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
Member role

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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