Education & Training

Over 5,900 employees benefit from free skills training in Greater Lincolnshire

Over 5,900 employees benefit from free skills training in Greater Lincolnshire

Over 5,900 people in Greater Lincolnshire have benefited from free skills training through a programme to support businesses in upskilling employees, raising productivity and boosting business growth. Since the £9 million Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) fund was made available last year, over 1,000 businesses have taken advantage of the opportunity for their staff to gain professional training across a range of skills and sectors. The fund is designed to specifically give businesses in …

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Construction Education & Training

Grantham pupils get a sneak peek at their brand-new school

Grantham pupils get a sneak peek at their brand-new school

Future students of Springwell Alternative Academy Grantham joined Midlands contractor G F Tomlinson on site for an exclusive look at their brand-new school building. To mark the occasion, a commemorative brick engraved with 2019 was laid by the students near the school’s main entrance.   Members of the Wellspring Academy Trust, school teachers and staff joined the children and G F Tomlinson for the behind the scenes tour and brick-laying ceremony to celebrate progress on …

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Construction Education & Training

FIRST BRICK LAID AS WORK COMMENCES ON NEW PRIMARY SCHOOL FOR CHELLASTON

FIRST BRICK LAID AS WORK COMMENCES ON NEW PRIMARY SCHOOL  FOR CHELLASTON

The first brick has been laid to mark the commencement of building works on the new Chellaston Fields Spencer Academy. The ceremony was attended by developers Persimmon Homes, project managers and cost consultants Armsons and members of the Spencer Academies Trust, including new Principal Joanna McGregor. The new school, which will be located on Riber Drive, off Swarkestone Road, will comprise of a new single storey building and a new sports pitch. When it opens …

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Architecture Construction Education & Training

Green light given for brand-new sports hall at Leicestershire’s Ratcliffe College

Green light given for brand-new sports hall at Leicestershire’s Ratcliffe College

Planning has now been granted for Ratcliffe College’s brand-new second sports hall, which will provide modern and spacious facilities for students throughout the College. The new sports hall has been designed by Midlands architecture firm Franklin Ellis Architects and is being built by Spondon-based Pure Construction, both of which worked with Ratcliffe to build the £4.5m Preparatory School in 2015. Ratcliffe College, a co-educational, day and boarding school for students aged 3 to 18, is …

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Construction Education & Training

Contractor leads the way to bridge the skills gap at Pride Park careers event

Contractor leads the way to bridge the skills gap at Pride Park careers event

Midlands contractor G F Tomlinson took part in the Business in the Community (BITC) Inspiring Futures educational event at Derby’s Pride Park this week, where young people learned about careers in the construction industry. The event, which was held in Derby for the first time this year, was attended by more than 500 students aged 13 – 17 from Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire schools. At G F Tomlinson’s stand, students constructed a model bridge, where they …

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Construction Education & Training

Speaker announced for fbe East Midlands Awards 2018

Speaker announced for fbe East Midlands Awards 2018

Organisers of this year’s fbe East Midlands Awards, which recognise and reward some of the region’s best construction projects, have announced the guest speaker for the 2018 Chairman’s Awards Dinner. Maria Coulter, aka The Construction Coach, is an award-winning coach who works with SMEs and micro-businesses to help them maximise profits and stand out from their competition. A chartered quantity surveyor, whose career evolved into project management and risk management, Maria became a qualified personal …

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Education & Training Health

Local carer invited to 10 Downing Street

Local carer invited to 10 Downing Street

A health care assistant from leading dementia and nursing care home provider Church Farm Care was invited to visit 10 Downing Street in London as part of celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the NHS. Alice Potter, who joined Church Farm Care’s Cotgrave home in 2014 as a health care assistant, was asked to attend the celebrations at 10 Downing Street last month as a representative of the Nursing Associate Higher Apprenticeship programme, which is …

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Education & Training

Case Study: Life after redundancy with HMRC Derby

Case Study: Life after redundancy with HMRC Derby

In October 2017, the HMRC announced closures across the UK with 130 staff facing redundancy at their Derby office, with that it was confirmed it would hit their 70% of female staff the worst. Those included in the redundancy process were Heather, 36 years employment, Emma, 15 years employment, Linda, 32 years employment and Lisa, 38 years employment. Each of them had begun their careers with the HMRC and were keen to continue working there …

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Education & Training

East Midlands training provider set to open its doors in Leicester!

East Midlands training provider set to open its doors in Leicester!

Leading Training Provider, CT Skills will officially open the doors of their new Leicestershire centre on Tuesday 24th July. This year alone 1,240 people in the East Midlands have enrolled on to life changing courses with CT Skills, which has resulted in an expansion demand for their employment & training opportunities right in the heart of Leicester. CT Skills will be utilising one of the largest Adult Education Budget of any ITP in Leicester, to …

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Education & Training

Hinckley sixth formers get first class money tips

Hinckley sixth formers get first class money tips

Students at Hinckley Academy’s John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre (JC6) have received top tips on managing their money when they go on to work or further and higher education. During two days of money lessons sponsored by Hinckley & Rugby Building Society, the not-for-profit financial education group WizeUp worked with 120 students and 30 of their parents. The Manage your Money workshop covered budgeting, flat sharing, credit cards and credit ratings. A lesson for parents …

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