Local Sector Skills Statements

A breakdown of the skills challenges affecting businesses in the West of England has been released by Skills West, a Business West and West of England Local Enterprise Partnership initiative. The...
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Posted on: 19.01.18
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Tackling underemployment for future generations – is aspiration the answer?

Employment is at record levels in Swindon and across the country, leading to conclusions that the UK labour market is in rude health. Yet, behind the statistics, the reality of work often tells a...
Andrew Wells
Andrew Wells
Posted on: 15.01.18
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Giving young people the confidence to achieve

Not too long ago, Nick Walker felt trapped in a depressive state with little hope of getting a job. He had severe epilepsy and left school at 16 suffering with depression and low self-esteem. He...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 13.12.17
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Be a Governor - a Q&A with Chris Bull

As part of the ‘Be a Governor’ campaign with Bristol Learning City, we asked Professional and Financial Sector Chair for the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership, Chris Bull, about his...
Alice Garland
Alice Garland
Posted on: 07.12.17
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Bristol Learning City launches search for more governors

Bristol Learning City, a partnership of over 70 local organisations, has launched a new campaign alongside Business West and the free, online Inspiring Governance service to recruit more school...
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Posted on: 06.12.17
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Bath is a big hit with students, so why do they leave after they graduate?

To misquote the often underestimated Homer Simpson: “Students – the cause of, and solution to, many of Bath’s problems.” The American cartoon character was actually talking about “Beer and life” not...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Posted on: 05.12.17
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Q&A with Richard Gleave - Chief Operating Officer at Public Health England

UWE , in partnership with Business West, runs an annual lecture series that brings top business leaders to Bristol. We caught up with Richard Gleave, COO at Public Health England , before he gave his...
Sarah Atkinson
Sarah Atkinson
Posted on: 29.11.17
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Raising the career aspirations of 16-24-year olds in Swindon

According to the Centre for Cities , Swindon has one of the highest employment rates in the UK, ranking 6th out of 63 towns and cities. This is a great success story, owing to a vibrant and dynamic...
Andrew Wells
Andrew Wells
Posted on: 28.11.17
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Laying the foundations for a skilled and productive workforce in the West of England

In the West of England region, Skills West, an initiative of Business West and the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership, which is funded by the European Social Fund and Education & Skills...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 30.10.17
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