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

Science Oxford Needs Businesses Like You!
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Science Oxford is the public-facing part of The Oxford Trust – an independent charitable trust that was founded in 1985 by entrepreneurs Sir Martin and Audrey, Lady Wood. The Trust’s mission is to encourage and facilitate the study, application and … Read More

Buckinghamshire Business Awards 2017 – BBF
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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

EA Case study
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This EA Case Study from the Careers and Enterprise Company provides some good background information and some useful tips. ea_case_study_310316_v2-1  

Work Experience Guidelines for Employers
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Employer (Placement Providers) Responsibility Under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, an employer has a responsibility to ensure that young people employed by them are not exposed to risk due to: Lack of experience Being unaware … Read More

Safeguarding young people on Work Experience
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At Opps In Bucks we are currently working on a new project to give students a place to find work experience, part time jobs and apprenticeships in Buckinghamshire. The aim of the project is to provide them with relevant opportunities … Read More

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