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Hydrogen power poses a challenge but also great opportunity for skills in the aerospace industry

Hydrogen power and the skills needed to operate it are a huge challenge but with great opportunities for the aerospace industry.
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 27.01.22
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How interns helped to improve music production company's image & increase press coverage

We catch up with Sarah Filleur, owner and director of a music and production company, Sarasara Overseas . Sarasara Overseas is a vibrant music writing and production company. More recently the...
Laura Ross
Laura Ross
Business West
Posted on: 20.01.22
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Case study: how an apprenticeship can launch your career

Andrew McDermott, Skills Advisor at Business West, tells us how an apprenticeship was the best way to launch his career. Like many pupils in secondary school, I did not know what I wanted to do for a...
Laura Ross
Laura Ross
Business West
Posted on: 20.01.22
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Meet the Team - Julia Gurr, Skills Business Advisor

We spoke to Julia Gurr, Business Skills Advisor at Business West about how she supports companies to upskill their workforce.
Laura Ross
Laura Ross
Business West
Posted on: 19.01.22
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Q&A with Shaieke Granston, Kickstarter at Business West

We chat to Shaieke Granston who has recently started work as a Social Media and Content Assistant at Business West through the Kickstart Scheme. She tells us about her experience so far. How did you...
Laura Ross
Laura Ross
Business West
Posted on: 17.01.22
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Cinderford's new AccXel Centre is a boost for construction education

Our building and construction industry is not known for its foresight in the development of training. And at a time when there are major opportunities for infrastructure work in Gloucestershire,...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 22.12.21
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Entry-level apprenticeships starts & participation in sharp decline, spelling bad news for “levelling up”

At a time when the country is setting the foundations for the post-Brexit and post-pandemic economy, if the Government is serious about “levelling up”, it is imperative to refocus the programme...
Georgina  Navalles
Georgina Navalles
Business West
Posted on: 16.12.21
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How can we solve the business rates conundrum?

Pressures on High Street retailers have once again brought the subject of business rates back up to the top of the agenda. Hard pressed shopkeepers, who do so much to attract customers who drive our...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 09.12.21
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Job vacancies rocket in Gloucestershire

Not too long ago, I was forecasting that Gloucestershire might be expecting 12 000-15 000 people unemployed at the end of furlough in September. I am pleased to say that my estimate was wide of the...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 02.12.21
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