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How to recognise addiction in the workplace

Did you know that 10% of people suffer from addiction? More than 70% of substance abusers are employed which means the workplace is becoming a crucial focus of alcohol and drug abuse prevention and...
Ian  Middleton
Ian Middleton
Posted on: 03.07.18
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Businesses are missing out on the benefit of work experience candidates

Read more about the benefits work experience candidates can bring to your business.
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Posted on: 02.07.18
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Lack of skilled candidates means 68.5% of businesses have struggled to recruit in the past 12 months.

I’m sure most businesses know the frustrations of trying to fill a gap within their team, only to discover it’s difficult to find anyone with the relevant skills or qualifications. According to our...
Nicky Williams
Nicky Williams
Posted on: 29.06.18
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Brexit and the UK car industry - the view from Honda's Patrick Keating

patrick-keating.jpg I recently interviewed Patrick Keating - Government Affairs Manager to find out how Honda is preparing for Brexit. Describe your role: My main role is to support the European...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 26.06.18
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Wiltshire schools step up their STEM game

The Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative was recently involved in helping the Engineering Development Trust - a not for profit organisation that encourages school pupils to get into science &...
Mike Godfrey
Mike Godfrey
Posted on: 19.06.18
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Institute of Technology on the cards for Swindon?

In light of the announcement that Swindon College is on the Government’s Institute of Technology shortlist I am delighted at how Swindon’s bid is shaping up. First announced in 2016, the Government...
Ian Larrard
Ian Larrard
Posted on: 05.06.18
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Skills within our workforce need to be drastically improved

Skills shortages is one of the most frequently reported barriers to business growth in the West of England according to the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership. This statement is backed up...
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Posted on: 21.05.18
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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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