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Business and the economy in Gloucestershire 2019

Looking forward to the world in Gloucestershire next year, I picked up the Economist’s World in 2019 special magazine. I was searching for some inspiration but I am afraid I didn’t find much at all...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 19.12.18
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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: 17.12.18
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Skills shortages prevent business growth in the West of England

Skills shortages are one of the most frequently reported barriers to business growth in the West of England according to the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). This statement is...
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 14.12.18
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4 reasons why Swindon businesses should attend Jobfest 2019

On Thursday 14th February, over 1000+ businesspeople, school children, jobseekers and members of the general public will descend on STEAM Museum in Swindon for JobFest 2019 . Entering its fifth year...
Andrew Wells
Andrew Wells
Business West
Posted on: 14.12.18
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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
Business West
Posted on: 13.12.18
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How to use emotional intelligence to recruit talent

Director of Niche Recruitment Ltd and member of the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative, Nick Wimshurst, shares how emotional intelligence can help to find the right talent.
Andrew Wells
Andrew Wells
Business West
Posted on: 11.12.18
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Meet the Skills West Team: Julia Gurr

Julia Gurr is an Employability Adviser working on the Skills West project. She works with businesses and training providers across the West of England to help give young people a taste of work life...
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 26.11.18
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Meet the Skills West Team: Lizzie Lyons

Lizzie Lyons is the Business Skills Manager working on the Skills West project. She manages a small team of Skills Advisers and helps West of England businesses in the construction and rural and food...
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 20.11.18
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Work Experience Charter for Gloucestershire

How often do we hear local employers saying that they just don’t get the raw material they need from young people leaving education? Quite a lot in my view. And while I tend to support the employers...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 13.11.18
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