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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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Bath College has a vital part to play for local businesses

When it comes to education much attention is rightly given to the cutting edge work that goes on in our two fine Universities, but a lot of vital work also goes on slightly under the radar at Bath...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 31.01.19
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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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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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