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Careers Show set to be even bigger and better in 2017
The region’s largest skills and careers event just got bigger!
BCC: Businesses in the dark on Apprenticeship Levy
On the day that business, government, and education leaders gather in London for the BCC’s Business and Education Summit, the British Chambers of Commerce publishes a survey of businesses that shows a lack of clarity among businesses over the government’s apprenticeship funding reforms, including the Apprenticeship Levy.
Help for SMEs employing Apprentices
SME businesses across Cambridgeshire can benefit from funding for the recruitment of an apprentice.
Outstanding safety award for Cambridge Regional College
Cambridge Regional College has been awarded an Order of Distinction in the RoSPA Health and Safety Awards - one of just four colleges in the country to receive the top honour.
Peterborough Businesses Showcased
Workshop success to help business think about growth, entering new markets or diversifying.
Statutory redundancy pay set to increase from 6 April 2016
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has announced the annual increases for statutory redundancy pay for dismissals occurring on or after the 6 April.
Stamford businesses focus on future growth
Over 50 local businesspeople met at the Borderville Sports Centre on Tuesday morning to discover how investing in their workforce could help them grow their business in the future.
Simon Weston urges local employers to recognise skills of ex-forces
Falklands war hero Simon Weston OBE, a non-Executive Director at ANAtech Resource Ltd, spoke at a recent event hosted by fellow members WATA.
Volunteers needed to inspire students into future careers
The Cambridge Area 14-19 Partnership is seeking business volunteers to provide students with insight and inspiration - could you help?
 Ely businesses to start planning for growth with expert advice during Ely Cathedral’s Celebration of Business
Over 50 local businesses are to be given the knowledge they need to plan for the future during a free event organised by Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce and taking place during the week-long celebration of Ely’s thriving business community.
Business training offer cuts costs
Employment experts at Cambridge Regional College are offering businesses the chance to train their staff in key areas - at minimal cost.
National Apprenticeship Awards 2015
The National Apprenticeship Awards are open for entry and challenge top apprenticeship employers and apprentices to show how apprenticeships have made a real difference to their organisation and careers.
Are people the key to business success?
Businesses are being encouraged to attend a FREE event where they will discover how people could be the key to achieving business success.
Apprenticeships take centre stage for Cambridge Regional College
Apprenticeships will be taking centre stage at the Cambridge News Job Fair this week for sponsor Cambridge Regional College.
Number of apprentices in the East of England soaring
The Deputy Prime Minister is celebrating a 114 per cent increase in the number of people starting apprenticeships in the East of England under this Government.
New short courses from Huntingdonshire Regional College
New training courses from Huntingdonshire Regional College for your employees at Alconbury.
GPUTC expands open evening line up
The Greater Peterborough University Technical College (GPUTC) hosted its first open evening and is adding another to its calendar as a result of growing demand.
Can you give two hours to help students figure out their futures?
Cambridge Area 14-19 Partnership are looking for volunteers who can share experience and insights with students to help shape their future plans.
Young people need more support to make transition from education to work, says BCC
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
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
Pioneering Peterborough brokerage service wins international award.
Understanding the World of Work
Chamber businesses sign up to motivate children from Huntingdon about the world of work.
The Goal is Work
Businesses help wider community understand the value of apprenticeships.
Learn to Work project needs your help
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
An interactive and informative workshop to discuss how to Grow your Business through People.
The Future of Apprenticeships
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
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
Sawtry students excel in Microsoft office!
Students showcase to employers
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
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
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
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
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
Business success is largely dependent on having an effective business plan and employing the right people to help achieve it.
Apprenticeship Supports Growth Strategy
One Source Communications takes on an apprentice to support their growth plans.
Peterborough Skills Summit
The third annual Peterborough Skills Summit takes place next week.
Conference Inspires Careers
Thomas Deacon Academy's annual conference inspires youngster with careers.
New project to help your business to ‘Speak Digital’
Could speaking digital help you grow your business?
Launch of the National Careers Service
Careers advice has transformed following the launch of the National Careers Service.
Get Mentoring
Get Mentoring and help your local business community.
Enterprise in Education
Business leaders and education providers came together on Tuesday for the second annual Fenland Skills Summit.
Chamber encourages local businesses to shape skills agenda
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
Employability skills for youngsters are being addressed in Huntingdonshire.
Educating employers
The Learning Sector is the interface between education and training providers and employers.
Wolfe report, skills vision and work experience…….
What has the Learning and Skills Sector been discussing at a recent committee meeting?
Third Skills Summit a Huge Success!
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
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
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
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?
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
Businesses urged to sign up to Peterborough Skills Vision to improve city’s workforce.
Learning and Skills Sector speaks out against new baccalaureate
The Chambers' Learning and Skills Sector has spoken out against the government's decision to introduce a new English baccalaureate.
Skills Summit Success!
The Peterborough and Cambridge Skills Summit events have been heralded a great success.
Why Employ an Apprentice?
Chamber member Dresser-Rand Company Ltd explain the importance of employing an apprentice.
Businesses Backing Skills Summit
Businesses are backing the Peterborough Skills Summit ahead of its launch!
Young people join a new programme, Foundation Learning, to learn work-related skills.
Plans for new learning centre at POSH ground
New £8 million educational centre planned for Peterborough.
A Long Road to the Engineering Diploma
St Neots Town Cenre Management provide support to schools.
Primary careers event
Primary Careers event to eduate youngsters in careers, employability and university.
Exciting opportunities for business at University Centre Peterborough
Since opening in November 2009 what can University Centre Peterborough (UCP) offer?

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