30 September 2019

Large business holds the key to auto skills training for a generation

Automotive sector businesses that pay the Apprenticeship Levy are being urged to use their funds to upskill their workforce, take on new apprentices, or help other organisations to do so. Under new arrangements now in place, levy-payers can share training funds with any non-levy payer including smaller businesses within their supply chain or even within…

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27 September 2019

COLLEGE PRINCIPAL COMMENDED FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

Marion Plant, OBE, Principal and Chief Executive of North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College has been recognised with an award for lifetime achievement at a glittering ceremony in Leicester. The award was made in recognition of Marion’s business skills as part of an annual quest to find the most successful and inspirational businesswomen in the…

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27 September 2019

BID Leicester launch Independent Leicester campaign

BID Leicester has launched an exciting new ‘Independent Leicester’ initiative using the slogan “We’re in” as a rallying cry for indie companies. The campaign, delivered in partnership with BID Leicester and a host of local independent businesses, has been designed to encourage consumers to shop local and discover what the city’s thriving independent scene has…

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26 September 2019

LLEP Hosts event to nurture the skills of tomorrow

On Thursday 26th September, senior school leaders, teachers and careers staff will attend a free Continuing Professional Development (CPD) event called Skills for Tomorrow, hosted by the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP). The event, at Leicester’s City Hall, will take place from 9am – 2pm. It will be a chance to hear the latest…

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26 September 2019

Social care work opportunities on offer at careers event

Job seekers and students from across the city and county considering careers in social care are invited to attend a specialised careers event next month. The Social Care Experience is open to people of all ages, from 12pm to 3pm, on Tuesday, 8 October, at the Morningside Arena, Leicester. The event, run by Leicestershire County…

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25 September 2019

Space-themed events bring Moon landing story to life

THE 50th anniversary of the historic Moon landing is being brought to life with an exciting series of space-themed activities taking place in Leicester city centre during the half term holidays. The ‘One Giant Leap’ programme of events will see a packed timetable of free activities and attractions giving visitors of all ages the chance…

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24 September 2019

Space Park Leicester receives boost from global brand

The University of Leicester is pleased to announce that Airbus plans to re-locate their Leicestershire based Earth Observation expert team to Space Park Leicester when their current lease expires. The Space Park is an ambitious initiative that will develop a global hub and collaborative community for businesses, researchers and academia based on space and space-enabled…

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23 September 2019

Green Fox Community Co-op wins £100,000 to develop zero-carbon schools in Leicester

  LOCAL group Green Fox Community Energy Co-operative has been awarded £100,000 by a national charity to develop a dedicated zero-carbon energy system for Leicester schools. The local group teamed up with the Attenborough Learning Trust and Leicester City Council to make the successful bid to Power to Change’s Next Generation Fund. The scheme will…

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19 September 2019

APC Technology Developer Accelerator Programme for automotive industry

The APC Technology Developer Accelerator Programme (TDAP) supports micro, small and medium-sized companies that are developing technology, products and services which are relevant to the automotive industry.

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16 September 2019

Midlands Engine deepens ties with China

Ties between the Midlands and China have received a further boost with the signing of a new agreement to promote science and technology co-operation between the Midlands Engine and the Province of Zhejiang. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on behalf of the Midlands Engine by Sir John Peace, Chairman of the Midlands Engine,…

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