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The Apprenticeship Levy Across Swindon & Wiltshire – Beyond Year One
Looking at the impact of the Apprenticeship Levy in Swindon & Wiltshire.
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New opportunities for architects to grow their own talent
Architects can now offer progression opportunities to their existing workforce or employ new recruits via degree apprenticeships with funding from the...
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Higher Education Strategy
See the latest updates on the SWLEP Higher Education Strategy and access the downloads
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Apprenticeships for Small Business
This guide provides an overview of apprenticeships for small business and describes the benefits to business and apprentices.
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.

Resources

WiRE Network

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WiRE Networks (Women in Rural Enterprise) provides the opportunity to share knowledge, ideas, expertise and generate business growth through referrals. WiRE is unique in its approach to business help, invaluable to all rural women in business at any stage, from the established or growing business, to new or potential businesses. WiRE members regularly meet up to network and exchange best practice. For more information about WiRE in Wiltshire and Swindon contact Hilary Shenton on 01380 698146

wireuk.org/networks
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The Enterprise Network (TEN)

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Business support delivered by TEN, to find out more please contact: info@theenterprisenetwork.co.uk or 01264 848311

theenterprisenetwork.co.uk
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UCAS - At the heart of connecting people to higher education

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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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Apprenticeship Vacancies; South West

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A list of apprenticeship vacancies available in the South West.

Current Apprenticeships
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Young Roots

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£10k-50k to help young people aged 11-25 to explore their heritage

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Apprenticeship Information For Employers

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Information on Apprenticeships for Employers

Workwiltshire.co.uk/information-for-employers/apprenticeships/
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Technology for work-based learning (Jisc)

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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

Technology for work-based learning
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Apprenticeship Case Studies

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Apprenticeship case studies from various apprentices talking about their experiences on the Work Wiltshire website.

Apprenticeship Stories
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News

Government supports charities to go digital
Government announces £1 million funding to support programmes helping charities to improve their dig...
Minimum wage: work experience and internships
Guidance on the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage for organisations who offer work expe...
Teachers to benefit from £8 million initiative to ...
Multi-million pound initiative will help teachers and leaders prepare for new T Levels
Package of measures unveiled to boost apprenticesh...
The government today announced a package of reforms to ensure the Apprenticeship Levy provides peopl...
Innovate with a business-academic partnership: ap...
You can improve your business' competitiveness and productivity through funded partnerships with aca...
Work Begins at Wiltshire College & University Cent...
Work has started on the redevelopment of Wiltshire College & University Centre’s Salisbury Campus.

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SWLEP's Higher Futures launches Digisheds to tackle the digital skills gap
Higher Futures are delighted to announce the launch of Digisheds in Swindon this summer. Employers and potential learners are now invited to get invol...
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...
Blog – Degree Apprenticeships – A New Route
Over the last few days the press has been full of news on tuition fees and the associated repayment. Whilst the combined impact of freezing fees and a...
Blog – Building Bridges In Work Support
Following on from our first blog describing the support given to individuals to help them address the challenges that may have impacted on their readi...
Is that just a rumble or are the wheels coming off?
Being too busy to plan, turning a blind eye to communication problems or not having the support of your team are serious risks. Here are some proven...
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.
Wiltshire College - Courses for Businesses
Wiltshire College offer a wide variety of courses for your staff from management to health and safety.
Wiltshire College Apprenticeships
Wiltshire College offer apprenticeship provision in more than 30 areas across Wiltshire and neighbouring counties.
Skills
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...
Higher Futures now offer free, short, online courses with leading Universities t...
Future learn offer free online courses on hundreds of different subjects! Join other learners online from around the world and meet educators from top...
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 ...
Why Businesses use Coaching and Mentoring
The uses of coaching and mentoring to support business owners

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