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Love to Pledge – Inspiring the workforce of the future

We want to inspire businesses just like yours to offer your knowledge and expertise to benefit the future workforce, find out why you should get involved.
Nicky Williams
Nicky Williams
Business West
Posted on: 14.02.20
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Ask an apprentice - Q&A with Emon Rostam-Shirazy

emon-ask-anapprentice.png This week (3-9 February) is National Apprenticeship Week 2020. To highlight the benefits of an apprenticeship to individuals considering going down this route, we caught up...
Nicky Williams
Nicky Williams
Business West
Posted on: 05.02.20
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If you care about our nation’s future, hire an apprentice

There are numerous business benefits if taking on an apprentice, the more employers who take them on, the more oil is put into the labour market of tomorrow, unleashing potential.
Catherine Howie
Catherine Howie
Posted on: 04.02.20
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I want an apprentice... but how?

So, you’ve decided that an apprentice could bring great benefits to your business, but you may be asking, how on earth do we get ourselves an apprentice and how much is it going to cost? These 5...
Lizzie Lyons
Lizzie Lyons
Business West
Posted on: 04.02.20
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National Apprenticeship Week 2020: Myth Busting

Take a look through the most common apprenticeship myths our skills team hear on a daily basis.
Patrick Dicks
Patrick Dicks
Business West
Posted on: 03.02.20
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What do you you need to know about leadership – before taking on the role?

Stepping into a leadership role gives you opportunities to shape an organisation and influence its future direction. Let's look at what you need to know before taking the plunge and becoming a leader.
Florian Bay
Florian Bay
Toastmasters International
Posted on: 29.01.20
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January - new beginnings, new resolutions, new job?

At new year many people seek new beginnings which may involve searching for a new job. Find out how you can retain staff when they're seeking a new start and also receive funding support to do this!
Lizzie Lyons
Lizzie Lyons
Business West
Posted on: 07.01.20
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Chamber Network launches campaign to support the people at the heart of local business community

Today, Business West Chambers of Commerce and the wider British Chambers Network launch a new campaign to celebrate, support and develop the most important part of any business – it’s people...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Business West
Posted on: 26.09.19
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Aaron Nell of Swindon Wildcats on building a winning team
Member role

The Swindon Wildcats are a professional ice hockey team that have had their two most successful seasons. After winning two cups in 2018, the Wildcats won the National Ice Hockey League South this...
Tim Thurston
Tim Thurston
Team-i
Posted on: 05.09.19
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