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JobFest at STEAM - a runaway success

Last Tuesday, as part of National Apprenticeship week, Business West and West Berkshire Education Business Partnership helped bring together over 60 Swindon & Wiltshire employers and 850 young...
Andrew Wells
Andrew Wells
Posted on: 14.03.18
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More part-time apprenticeships needed to reduce gender inequality

Apprenticeships are available to all ages, across a variety of disciplines and in a range of different sectors. But does a shortage in flexible and part time programmes mean that people who are...
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Posted on: 09.03.18
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Is your staff’s morale being affected by the lack of skills in your industry?

With a skills shortage across the West of England, is your staff's morale being affected by the lack of skills in your industry? Read more about how you can tackle this potential issue.
Nicky Willams
Nicky Willams
Posted on: 09.03.18
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Apprenticeship Case Study: One Year On

We caught up with Holly a year on to find out how her apprenticeship is going and to ask about the progress she has made in just 12 months.
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Posted on: 08.03.18
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"I'm proof that apprenticeships offer a rewarding career path" - Ian Mean

Gloucestershire Chamber director Ian Mean reflects on how training as an apprentice put him on course for a long and succesful career in journalism. Two undisputed highlights of which were his run-...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 06.03.18
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Why did I choose an apprenticeship?

As part of National Apprenticeship Week, we asked Abi, an apprentice in Business West' Skills Team, why she chose the apprenticeship route and why she would recommend it to others.
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Posted on: 05.03.18
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What is an apprenticeship?

Nicky Williams, Skills West Programme Manager, highlights the benefits of apprenticeships and what they mean for businesses in the region.
Nicky Willams
Nicky Willams
Posted on: 01.03.18
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Think your business is too small to hire an apprentice? Think again.

As a small business owner, you may think hiring an apprentice is not plausible for you. Gildas Jones from Dial A Geek explains the benefits it has brought to his business and why it is an option you...
Jennifer Rollason
Jennifer Rollason
Posted on: 01.03.18
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Q&A with Inga Beale DBE – CEO at Lloyd's of London
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UWE, in partnership with Business West, runs an annual lecture series that brings top business leaders to Bristol. We caught up with Inga Beale DBE, CEO at Lloyd’s of London , before she gave her...
Lynn Barlow
Lynn Barlow
Posted on: 28.02.18
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