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...

Is Talent Acquisition a barrier to growth in East Anglia?

Talent is sometimes defined as the top 20% of the workforce; those that are contributing most to the organisation’s success but I rather believe that all employees should be making a contribution to business or organisational success and...

Anglian Water’s Apprenticeship Programme Success

As the saying goes; ‘people are the life force of a business,’ and nothing is truer when it comes to the staff who make up the workforce of Anglian Water. Employing over 4,000 people across the region, the local water...

How Open University apprenticeships are developing the workforce of tomorrow

In 2019, The Open University (OU) is celebrating its 50th year and has empowered over two million students across 157 countries to transform their lives through learning. The OU has a strong heritage and pedigree in work-based learning – working...

The benefits of government apprenticeships to employers

Apprenticeships offer employers large and small a fantastic opportunity to get the skilled workforce they need to grow their business. There are hundreds of thousands of employers up and down the country that are already seeing the positive impact and...

National Apprenticeship Week – 4th-8th March 2019

The 12th annual National Apprenticeship Week - is set to take place in March 2019. This annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships will bring the whole apprenticeship community together to celebrate the impact of apprenticeships on individuals, employers and the economy. Following...

Using Apprenticeships to Build skills for innovation in life sciences

Dr. Gillian Burgess, Site Head of UK Research and Vice President at Vertex Pharmaceuticals and Board Member of the Science Industry Partnership (SIP) of employers, sets out the business case for greater use of apprenticeships across the life science industries. Gillian...

Ashtons leads the way with solicitor apprenticeships in East Anglia

Ashtons have apprentices based in each of their five offices, located in Cambridge, Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Thetford and Norwich. Ashtons Legal is proud to be continuing to set a trend in the future of training for solicitors in the...