Hi-tech support for local supply chains

A new hi-tech partnership aims to help local manufacturers and their supply chains reach full potential. Cambridge-based (RTO) TWI Ltd and the Smart Manufacturing Alliance (SMA) have joined forces to steer businesses through ongoing challenges thrown up by the pandemic,...

Championing women in renewables

Under-representation of women in the renewable energy sector is down to a number of factors. But with the potential for 10-15 million jobs in the anaerobic digestion industry alone by 2030, opportunities are clearly there to be encouraged and...

Recipes-in-a-box: still just scratching the surface

Meal kit company Gousto, founded by Cambridge Judge Business School alumnus, has reached ‘unicorn’ $1bn valuation and says the boom in online food will continue after the pandemic. Founded by Timo Boldt, an alumus of the Executive MBA programme at Cambridge Judge...

From Cambridge UK to Cambridge US: The Great Resignation bites deep

Workplace motivator Cassandra Andrews explains why firms are facing the ‘big quit’. The stats are eyewatering. A million job vacancies in the UK and a whopping 24 million resignations in the US since last spring as ‘the big quit’ continues to...

Bridging skills gap is key to our Greentech revolution

When we think about the decarbonisation sector, it is clear that the East of England is leading the country. Whether it’s the huge amount of offshore wind generation in the North Sea and its associated support industries (The East is...

DigiTech Centre open for learning

Suffolk hopes to become a recognised centre for ICT and digital technologies in industry, with the opening of a £9.6m facility dedicated to research and engineering. T he DigiTech Centre at BT’s Adastral Park in Martlesham, is a joint project between...

look to the future with an apprentice

National Apprenticeship Week returns on 7-13 February 2022 under the banner ‘Build the Future’. T he theme is more relevant than ever given the UK’s ongoing skills shortage, with over 1200 online and live events showcasing how apprentices make a real...

Building better bridges – how Ingleton Wood is tackling the construction skills gap

Did you know the construction industry needs 217,000 additional workers by 2025 to meet rising demand? That’s over 4,000 new recruits each month, according to Construction Skills Network research. Architects, technicians, project managers and IT support are all needed. Consider...

SMEs can take the lead with new courses

Businesses in Norfolk and Suffolk have access to new high-quality leadership and digital innovation courses. The University of Suffolk has partnered with the Institute of Directors (IoD) and partner TrueCue Three to offer programmes in: Leadership for Directors Progressive Leadership...

Join the happy boot campers!

Fancy joining a boot camp? No, it’s not 12 weeks of mud, sweat and tears, but a free course in business essentials for start-ups in the region. Dozens of new entrepreneurs have already taken part in Startup Peterborough, covering everything...

New University aims to be a skills game-changer

Peterborough, like many cities in the UK, faces a perfect storm of skills and labour shortages. A new university is working with a host of partners to bridge these gaps and improve high-value job prospects for local people. The launch...

FREE WEBINAR ANNOUNCED IN ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE

Climate resilience experts, Climate Sense, and water industry training provider, Learning & Development Associates (L&DA), have announced a free webinar on adaptation to climate change following the launch of their new qualifications. The first step on a learning journey that...

HELP AT HAND FOR ORGANISATIONS SEEKING TO BUILD CLIMATE CHANGE RESILIENCE

An international authority on mitigating the effects of climate change, Climate Sense has joined forces with Learning & Development Associates (L&DA), a leading training provider to the UK water sector, to roll out the newly accredited Adaptation to Climate...

TECHNOLOGY: THE PATH FROM EDUCATION TO EMPLOYMENT

By AL KINGSLEY  It’s a question that is often contemplated: what will the future workplace look like by the time today’s primary school students get there? I’m a passionate believer and advocate for broadening our learning pathways and creating opportunities...

New Virtual Courses Launched to Support the Water & Environmental Industries During COVID-19

Learning & Development Associates (L&DA) have revealed the launch of two new online short courses, adapted from their larger classroom-based programmes, and developed to assist the water and environmental industries in leading innovation and managing risk and resilience. Since water...

Virtual Training Launched to Sustain Intelligence and Security Professionalisation

Intqual-pro has launched a new series of virtual training programmes to support continued professionalisation across the intelligence, cyber and safeguarding communities. As organisations continue to operate remotely due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Intqual-pro, a global leader in...

Intelligencia Training Reveals New Behavioural Detection Analysis Programme

Intelligencia Training has announced the addition of a drama-based, online programme in Behavioural Detection Analysis. As the UK’s leading provider of intelligence and security apprenticeships, Intelligencia Training recently recognised the need for the provision of training within Behavioural Detection Analysis. Launched...

NATIONAL CELEBRATION OF APPRENTICESHIPS MARKED ON THE CALENDAR

Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Gillian Keegan has announced that the 14th National Apprenticeship Week will take place from 8 to 14 February 2021 The annual celebration of apprenticeships will shine a light on the tremendous work being done by employers...

Why Mental Health and Wellbeing Matters Post-COVID

As we gradually begin to adapt to the ‘new normal’, the mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is beginning to emerge in new evidence.  Following the launch of their new course, MaST Evolution, an immersive e-learning specialist, have highlighted...

A guide to remote leadership during the Coronavirus outbreak

In recent weeks, many people will have begun working from home for the very first time due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In this time of change and uncertainty, good leadership has never been more important. For leaders used...

Learning from Hindsight: A campaign for culture change

Across the breadth of the regulated financial services sector, there is a prevailing regulatory spotlight on non-financial misconduct. One company taking action to help firms tackle the issue is learning and development expert, MaST. From sexual harassment to discrimination and...

Support young employees to future-proof your business

When you’re recruiting for your organisation, what do you look for? Academic qualifications? Technical know-how? Personal qualities? Whatever sector you’re in, so-called ‘soft skills’, such as communication, teamwork and leadership, are no doubt high on your list of requirements. In...

Keeping the lifeblood flowing

In today’s high-tech work environments, ensuring the next generation is equipped to step up to the plate is crucial. Here, an engineering company tells East Anglia in Business about its approach to training and development The energy industry is a...

Young People Train for Success

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), the UK’s largest rail operator, and young people’s charity, The Prince’s Trust, have announced that their Get into Railways training programme has generated £1.6 million of social benefit to UK society over the last five...

Apprenticeships with City College Peterborough

Apprenticeships have evolved in recent years and have become an exciting career opportunity and pathway, benefitting both apprentice and employer.  Apprenticeships are now available from Level 2 up to Level 7, the equivalent to a master’s degree, and are available...

An apprenticeship is a real job with training, bringing benefits to apprentices and employers alike.

Apprenticeships benefit people of all ages and backgrounds – from those with children returning to part-time work and looking to re-train; young people who are strong academically, but don’t just want to do an academic course and those for...

Holding onto key talent is crucial to any business’s success

Mary Schofield, Partner, Lovewell Blake In today’s knowledge economy, the contribution which key members of staff can make to the success of your business is greater than ever. With this in mind, a question which is particularly relevant to fast-growing businesses is...

Preparing Leaders for the Civilian and Business World

Alastair field mbe,  Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel I have the had the privilege to command Cambridge OTC since I took over in September last year. For the uninitiated, OTCs have been in existence since the Second Boer War, after the 1908 Lord...

The Open University – The higher education partner of choice for business

In April 1969, The Open University (OU) received its Royal Charter and the vision of a university that would open up education for all, was finally brought to life – largely due to the personal determination of the then...

Heading for a healthy future

Keith-Smith Delive, Director of Apprenticeships, Education and Skills Funding Agency We’re just over halfway through the year and it’s amazing to see support for apprenticeships continuing to grow. Our latest figures show 84,720 people started an apprenticeship between January 2019 and March...