National Apprenticeships Service resources
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Here’s a quick overview of useful resources provided by the National Apprenticeships Service: Become an apprentice – an overview for an individual considering doing an apprenticeship. A guide to apprenticeships – provides information about the opportunities and benefits of doing … Read More

Calling creative industry employers
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Discover! Creative Careers week is taking place across England from 18–22 November this year – and we’re encouraging all our creative industry employers in Bucks to join in. The aim is to open your doors to students for the day, … Read More

DfE guidance on health & safety requirements for work experience
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(Gatsby 6) Confused about health and safety requirements around work experience placements? Here’s a useful summary for schools from the Department for Education: Health and safety Under health and safety law, there is no requirement for a separate risk assessment … Read More

Bright futures forecast for students at Bucks Skills Show by BBC Weather presenters
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The following is a press release from the Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Learning Enterprise Partnership: Bright futures forecast for students at Bucks Skills Show Students are gearing up to discover a career they will love at this year’s Bucks Skills Show … Read More

GCSE Grade Changes – Your guide as a business to the new GCSE grades
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If you’re a business owner or recruiter then you might not have heard yet that as of this year some GCSE grades have changed format, and there will no longer be any A* to G grades in English Language, English … Read More

Developing community engagement through school governance | Inspiring Governance
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Inspiring Governance is a free, DfE-funded, online service that works with employers to connect volunteers from the world of work with local schools looking for governors and trustees. Governors make a huge difference to the lives of young people, and schools urgently need volunteers with workplace … Read More

Buckinghamshire Business First Awards 2017 – Finalists & Winners
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The Buckinghamshire Business Awards are an annual celebration recognising the innovation and success of businesses in Buckinghamshire. The Awards are an opportunity to applaud the entrepreneurial spirit of both large and small businesses throughout the county and to honour those who have contributed to … Read More

The Virtual Business Adviser – Buckinghamshire Business First
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Buckinghamshire Business First have just launched a new feature on their website called the ‘Virtual Adviser’. This tool will help you to understand where your business is right now and where you want to take it. It takes 15 minutes … Read More

The power of work experience
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Your Future Career – Looking For the Best Route or ‘Look Before You Leap’ Getting the A level grades you were aiming for is an important milestone so just imagine the sense of disappointment if your results turn out to … Read More

Changes to apprenticeships guide booklet
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The way Apprenticeships are being funded and managed is changing, with lots of new rules coming into effect in April 2017. Buckinghamshire Business First in association with the Bucks Skills Hub have put together a guide to help you understand … Read More

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