Manufacturing Excellence Awards 2014

The Manufacturing Excellence (MX) Awards programme is now open for entries until Friday 9th May.

Schools Advice and Guidance Found Lacking by New Association of Colleges Report
As part of its ongoing Careers Guidance: Guaranteed campaign, the Association of Colleges has launched a report based on the results of a series of surveys about the quality of independent careers advice and guidance in schools.

Higher Education Student Support – Changes to Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA)
Written Ministerial Statement by David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science, on future changes to Disabled Students’ Allowances.

Jobseekers Required to Do More to Find Work
Under new rules coming into force at the end of this month jobseekers will have to do more to find work.

Use the New Employment Allowance to Help Your Business Grow
Dean Clough Cooking School used the £2,000 saving in National Insurance contributions (NICs) to hire an apprentice for its training scheme.

David Cameron Welcomes ASDA’s Creation of 12,000 Jobs Over Next Five Years
The Prime Minister visited Asda’s Clapham Junction branch to welcome the creation of 12,000 jobs over the next 5 years.

New Programme to Improve Apprenticeships for learners and Employers
NIACE is encouraging organisations to bid for funding as part of the new Apprenticeship Staff Support Programme (ASSP) to improve the quality of the delivery of Apprenticeships.

CIPD – Benefits Claimants ‘Required to Do More’ to Find Work
Jobseekers must now write CVs and register with Government website. Employers can expect more job applicants via Jobcentre Plus as the government outlines tougher rules for anyone hoping to receive Jobseekers Allowance (JSA).

34,000 Jobs is the Clear Message from the Strategic Economic Plan for Gloucestershire
Gfirst LEP has submitted the final version of the Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) to Government stating its business plan to grow the local economy by nearly £500m by 2021.

Office ManagerVacancy at Gfirst LEP
GFirst Local Enterprise Partnership for Gloucestershire seeks an Office Manager to work alongside the Chief Executive, Deputy Chief Executive and Chair of GFirst LEP.