People and Skills

Attracting and nurturing your most important assets


CDI Certificate in Careers Leadership
New qualification for teachers in schools and colleges to support young people in career development
£80million fund to help SMEs engage in apprenticeships
A short article about the Chancellor's Spring Statement around funding for small and medium sized businesses to help them engage with apprenticeships....
Swindon and Wiltshire LEP Higher Education Stakeholder Events - Devizes & Swindo...
You are invited to a free Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership (SWLEP) event to inform the development of our new Higher Education Strat...
Regulations Covering Lifting and Manual Handling in the Workplace
This guide explains the requirements of the Regulations and provides information about how to comply with them.
Redundancy Legislation & Procedure
This guide gives an overview of an employee's legal rights, and the procedures that employers should be following throughout the redundancy process.
Degree Apprenticeships - A New Route
Degree Apprenticeships offer a great solution for those that want to learn and earn.


Apprenticeship Information For Employers


Information on Apprenticeships for Employers
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Technology for work-based learning (Jisc)


Across the UK, work-based learning providers are facing the challenge of using technology to support teaching, learning and assessment across curriculum areas in working environments. Providers need to develop flexible and appropriate methods of course delivery and assessment, and technology can support access to ‘any time any place’ learning that is essential for learners in the work place

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Redundancy payments helpline


Redundancy payments helpline Tel: 0330 331 0020
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Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service


Acas (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) is an organisation that offers practical, independent and impartial help to employers, employees and their representatives by providing information and advice, preventing or resolving disputes, and settling complaints about employees' rights without the need for an employment tribunal hearing. Tel: 0845 747 4747
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UCAS - At the heart of connecting people to higher education


UCAS is an independent charity providing information, advice, and admissions services to inspire and facilitate educational progression. UCAS is the central organisation through which applications are processed for entry to higher education. UCAS services support young people making choices after their GCSEs, as well as those applying for undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

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Enhancing the digital experience for skills learners (Jisc)


Comprehensive guide to enhancing the digital experience for skills learners How can skills providers make the most of digital technology to support their learners to gain employment and progress in their careers? Author: Clare Killen Updated: 15 November 2016

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The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development


The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is the professional body for those involved in personnel, training and development. Tel: (020) 8612 6200
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Guide to apprenticeships in Wiltshire (Work Wiltshire)


A comprehensive guide to all apprenticeship information relevant to Wiltshire including types of apprenticeships, industries, current vacancies and links to further information

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Local employers urged to rethink apprenticeships d...
As part of National Apprenticeship Week (5 to 9 March 2018) Swindon & Wiltshire Local Enterprise Par...
Have your say on university level courses in Swind...
Help us better understand the skills and qualifications required now and in the future.
Training Contract (South West) - Open Opportunity
Science and Technology Facilities Council are seeking organisations to deliver a training programme ...
Meeting the UK's £84 billion productivity challeng...
Higher Futures, in partnership with the University of South Wales, will be delivering an 8 day ILM a...
Dyson Engineering Degree Apprenticeship Trailblaze...
Higher Futures is reaching out to businesses who may be interested in being part of a Trailblazer Gr...
New Work Wiltshire website launched
An all new Work Wiltshire website aimed at people including, employers, young people, parents/carers...


Putting self-development at the top of your to-do list
With the dawn of new technology, you would expect to have more time on your hands but in reality many people are reporting feeling "time-starved". How...
Think your business is too small to hire an apprentice? Think again!
Bristol-based Dial A Geek is one of a growing number of small businesses in the UK expanding their team through apprenticeships.
Ufi Charitable Trust
January Newsletter - VocTech Seed provides funding of up to £50,000 for projects up to 12 months in length
Dyslexia and design - Article from The Design Council
Is Dyslexia a weakness or a strength? Designers discuss how they feel dyslexia enables them to think differently
Essential Business Skills
Successful business leaders care for their people, providing opportunities to grow and develop. Successful business leaders need to know those skill s...
Blog – your opportunity to help develop the hidden workforce
Building Bridges ~ your opportunity to help develop the hidden workforce
Blog – employers how are you supporting the parents in your workforce?
A recently released article by People Management reveals that 34% of working parents feel that balancing work with family life takes a toll on their m...
Blog – Apprentice Stories
During recent weeks the Routes to Employment team at Wiltshire Council have been out and about meeting young people from businesses across the county ...