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Young people need more support to make transition from education to work, says BCC
02/10/2014
The BCC’s Workforce Survey suggests that stronger links must be formed between educators (schools, colleges and universities) and business to better prepare young people for work.
ASL demonstrates commitment to National Apprenticeship Scheme
19/09/2014
Bar Hill based reprographics and print solutions company, Automated Systems Ltd (ASL) has enhanced business performance and provided a unique range of learning opportunities with their successful and ongoing apprenticeship programme.
International award for skills
08/09/2014
Pioneering Peterborough brokerage service wins international award.
Understanding the World of Work
28/08/2014
Chamber businesses sign up to motivate children from Huntingdon about the world of work.
The Goal is Work
23/07/2014
Businesses help wider community understand the value of apprenticeships.
Learn to Work project needs your help
25/06/2014
Would you or one of your team like to inspire the next generation about your world of work?
The Cambridge hosts Dragons’ Den at Bottisham Village College
20/06/2014
Students at Bottisham Village College received business advice from some of the city’s leading finance experts in a Dragons’ Den-style event, organised by The Cambridge Building Society.
Cambridge Network announce courses to help lead and support people and projects
17/04/2014
Cambridge Network's Learning Collaboration has announced two courses next month that will help enhance your skills in leading or supporting people and projects.
Lord Baker officially tops out new UTC Cambridge
07/04/2014
Cambridge’s visionary new University Technical College marked a key moment when former Education Secretary Lord Baker performed a topping out ceremony – and predicted it would be a ‘great success’.
Construction is on the move for Peterborough students
14/03/2014
CITB in partnership with Peterborough Regional College worked together to prepare motivated students from the construction department and arrange for them to meet with national and local construction companies.
Cross Keys Homes celebrates National Apprenticeship week
06/03/2014
Peterborough’s largest landlord is celebrating National Apprenticeship week this week after supporting 32 pre-Apprentices to date.
Inspire more businesses to hire apprentices as National Apprenticeships Week begins, says BCC
03/03/2014
As National Apprenticeships Week (3–7 March) begins, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has stepped up its campaign to encourage more businesses to highlight the value that apprentices bring to their company – in an all-out bid to urge more firms across the UK to hire them.
Cambridgeshire businesses call for better skills for young people
30/01/2014
Businesses from Cambridgeshire have contributed to a national Skills and Employment Manifesto published today, calling on the government to radically transform the way young people are prepared for the world of work.
Exclusive apprenticeship offer for SMEs
30/01/2014
The National Apprenticeship Service will offer support to SMEs in an exclusive offer for members of Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce.
Cambridge Regional College offers fully-funded training to boost workplace skills
24/01/2014
CRC is offering fully-funded training to employees in small and medium-sized companies as part of a £2million European Union support package to improve professional skills at work.
Developing your People
27/11/2013
An interactive and informative workshop to discuss how to Grow your Business through People.
The Future of Apprenticeships
20/11/2013
Gill Prangnell, Policy Adviser at the Chamber, tells us how businesses see the education system.....want to join the debate?
Peterborough Regional College help businesses understand the raising of the participation age
13/11/2013
Businesses are being urged not to shy away from employing 16 and 17 year olds following a change in the law that extends the length of time young people are required to stay in education or training.
World Champions at Sawtry Community College
05/11/2013
Sawtry students excel in Microsoft office!
Students showcase to employers
03/06/2013
Students from University Centre Peterborough showcased their final major projects to local employers earlier this month.
Peterborough businesses are asked to take part in ‘World’s Most Exciting Career Fair
22/05/2013
Businesses in Peterborough are being asked to get involved with Peterborough’s biggest career fair on Thursday 18 July, 9.30am-3.30pm. The career fair has been dubbed the ‘world’s most exciting’ by organisers at Peterborough Skills Service and Opportunity Peterborough.
Raising the Participation Age
01/05/2013
Raising the Participation age - What do the up and coming changes for young people staying in education mean to your business.
Ely Cathedral Event is Huge Success
22/04/2013
Despite almost arctic conditions in the Lady Chapel at Ely Cathedral, most delegates stayed to the bitter end of the Grow your Business through People event.
Peterborough Regional College launches new sport project
22/03/2013
A new sport development project has been launched at Peterborough Regional College in the hope of increasing student participation in sport.
Grow Your Business through People
18/02/2013
Business success is largely dependent on having an effective business plan and employing the right people to help achieve it.
Apprenticeship Supports Growth Strategy
11/01/2013
One Source Communications takes on an apprentice to support their growth plans.
Peterborough Skills Summit
27/11/2012
The third annual Peterborough Skills Summit takes place next week.
Conference Inspires Careers
02/11/2012
Thomas Deacon Academy's annual conference inspires youngster with careers.
Apprenticeships - Over 200 different opportunities
18/09/2012
The list of apprenticeship frameworks is increasing. Andy Sanders, Apprenticeship Lead at Cambridgeshire County Council explains.......
New project to help your business to ‘Speak Digital’
23/08/2012
Could speaking digital help you grow your business?
08/08/2012
Former City College Peterborough student is to feature in Sky Arts TV documentary to be aired early 2013.
City College Peterborough partners with Institute of Export
07/08/2012
The Institute of Export links up with City College Peterborough to provide skills to trade overseas.
Thomas Deacon Academy leads the way in Inspiring Careers
30/07/2012
Thomas Deacon Academy creates chance for companies to work with students to develop employability skills at its forthcoming Inspire Careers Conference.
4myschools seek franchisee
19/06/2012
Opportunity to build your own business focused on schools and teachers.
Launch of the National Careers Service
05/04/2012
Careers advice has transformed following the launch of the National Careers Service.
Get Mentoring
04/04/2012
Get Mentoring and help your local business community.
Enterprise in Education
16/03/2012
Business leaders and education providers came together on Tuesday for the second annual Fenland Skills Summit.
Chamber encourages local businesses to shape skills agenda
05/03/2012
The Fenland Chamber has teamed up with Fenland District Council and the Fenland Partnership for the second Fenland Skills Summit, Enterprise in Education.
Skills for working life
19/12/2011
Employability skills for youngsters are being addressed in Huntingdonshire.
Educating employers
27/10/2011
The Learning Sector is the interface between education and training providers and employers.
Wolfe report, skills vision and work experience…….
23/05/2011
What has the Learning and Skills Sector been discussing at a recent committee meeting?
Third Skills Summit a Huge Success!
10/05/2011
The Chambers' Learning and Skills Sector has held a third Skills Summit, this time in Fenland at the Boathouse, Wisbech.
Funding still available for training and development
17/04/2011
In spite of all the doom and gloom about Government spending cuts, there are still a number of funds available that can contribute to or completely cover the cost of training.
Chamber announces three-day Management Essentials training course
10/04/2011
Is there an aspiring leader or manager within your organisation who would benefit from three days of management training? The Chamber has announced plans to re-run the popular Management Essentials training course that took place late last year.
Funding for Training
31/03/2011
An update of the funding streams available for businesses wishing to train and develop their staff.
Are we getting the school leavers the economy needs?
08/03/2011
The Chambers' Construction Sector raises concerns that the education system is failing to prepare students with the skills needed for working life.
businesses urged to improve city's workforce
22/02/2011
Businesses urged to sign up to Peterborough Skills Vision to improve city’s workforce.
Learning and Skills Sector speaks out against new baccalaureate
01/02/2011
The Chambers' Learning and Skills Sector has spoken out against the government's decision to introduce a new English baccalaureate.
Skills Summit Success!
15/12/2010
The Peterborough and Cambridge Skills Summit events have been heralded a great success.
Why Employ an Apprentice?
06/12/2010
Chamber member Dresser-Rand Company Ltd explain the importance of employing an apprentice.
Businesses Backing Skills Summit
22/11/2010
Businesses are backing the Peterborough Skills Summit ahead of its launch!
04/11/2010
Young people join a new programme, Foundation Learning, to learn work-related skills.
Plans for new learning centre at POSH ground
04/11/2010
New £8 million educational centre planned for Peterborough.
A Long Road to the Engineering Diploma
03/11/2010
St Neots Town Cenre Management provide support to schools.
Primary careers event
29/07/2010
Primary Careers event to eduate youngsters in careers, employability and university.
Exciting opportunities for business at University Centre Peterborough
23/06/2010
Since opening in November 2009 what can University Centre Peterborough (UCP) offer?



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