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Government needs to rethink apprenticeship levy

Gloucestershire has a proud record of encouraging apprenticeships. South Gloucestershire & Stroud College (SGS) - have been superb at developing these apprenticeships. But I have to say that...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 21.05.19
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Find out more about skills, recruitment and training in your industry

Skills West, a Business West and West of England Combined Authority and Local Enterprise Partnership programme, has just released the new 2019 Local Sector Skills Statements, reporting on the skills...
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 25.03.19
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Women in Business: Q&A with Emily Kent

As part of International Women’s Day 2019 we interview Emily Kent, on her role as co-founder at One Big Circle, women in business and what a more gender-balanced world-view means to her.
Susie Parker
Susie Parker
Business West
Posted on: 08.03.19
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National Apprenticeship Week: Q&A with Cassie Yates

Cassie Yates is a Project Manager in the Enterprise Team. We caught up with her to find out more about managing an apprentice.
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 08.03.19
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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...
Posted on: 06.03.19
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National Apprenticeship Week: Q&A with Nathan Hoyle - Former Apprentice

Nathan Hoyle is an International Trade Documentation Specialist at Business West. He moved into this role after completing an apprenticeship. We caught up with Nathan to find out more about his...
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 06.03.19
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You’re hired: The Benefits of an Apprentice

According to Business West’s Business Skills and Training Survey 2017, 64.9% of businesses in the West of England have never hired an apprentice, with lack of time cited as the main reason. Yet with...
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 05.03.19
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National Apprenticeship Week: Q&A with Liam Watson - Current Apprentice

Liam is an apprentice project administrator in the Enterprise team at Business West. We last spoke to him 6 months ago, so for National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) we thought we'd catch up with Liam to...
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 01.03.19
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5 Reasons Why Your Company Will Love Pledging

Skills West's pledge programme encourages businesses to support the future workforce by offering their time and knowledge in a variety of ways. Read on to find out more.
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 11.02.19
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