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The £2.2 Billion cost of the skills gap


The Open University recently published the findings of research conducted with 400 businesses during April and May this year.

The sample of businesses comprised 300 small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and 100 larger and the study found that the skills gap is costing UK businesses more than £2 …

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SWMAS hosting two free events in Wootton Bassettt

SWMAS are hosting two free events for businesses at Marsh Farm Royal Wootton Bassett. They are design and deliver events which are aim to support to needs of manufactures.

  • Understanding behaviours in the workplace, 26th October, 9:30am – 1:30pm
  • The key to making business improvement work, 21st November, 9:30am –
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Wiltshire’s Festival of Engineering

Michelle Donelan MP and Andrew Murrison MP will be welcoming schools and businesses from across Wiltshire to join them for this year’s Festival of Engineering on 3rd November 2017.

The Wiltshire Festival of Engineering aims to help build a stronger manufacturing and engineering economy to serve the local community. By …

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Come and discuss workforce development opportunities! We are holding a day of free one-to-one skills workforce development advice sessions on 10 August at the Five Rivers Centre, Salisbury

Grow you people – grow your business

Are you looking to train your staff? perhaps you don’t have the time to look at your training options and need some advice on what is available.  Higher Futures can do the work for you by providing free, impartial information on funding and …

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Free HR seminar for new and small employers

When: Wednesday, 14th June 2017
Where: Best Western Plus Angel Hotel, 8 Market Place, Chippenham, SN15 3HD

Two leading organisations, Peninsula and Working For Carers have teamed up to deliver a free seminar for new and small employers.
Peninsula has unrivalled expertise in HR and you will receive practical advice …

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I’m a Scientist / Engineer / Astronaut – Get Me out of Here!!

When:  Thursday, 16 June 2017      Where: Swindon College
When:  Monday, 26 June 2017        Where: Wiltshire College Chippenham


This Teach Too Development Project is funded nationally by the Education Training Foundation and the project is in its third stage with an emphasis on collaboration. The free STEM Masterclasses being held …

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