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Defence Academy Open Day

The Defence Academy is hosting an Open Day on the 1st November from 10 a.m. till 4.30.   The intention is to provide industry as well as other local stakeholders with an overview.  The Defence Academy is responsible for the provision of all Higher Education for the MOD, both military and civil servants.    Its training is available […]

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Dyson seeking businesses for trailblazer

Dyson are searching for companies with fewer than 50 employees to join their trailblazer. The aim is to create a general engineering degree apprenticeship standard, many employers feel the current frameworks/standards does not meet their needs, as they are too focused on niche job roles. The new standard will offer flexibility and transferability; it will […]

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Blog – Degree Apprenticeships – A New Route

Over the last few days the press has been full of news on tuition fees and the associated repayment. Whilst the combined impact of freezing fees and a raised earnings bar before repayment (£21,000 to £25,000 per annum) could potentially help some, the cost for a full-time degree and the potential economic consequences means that […]

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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 billion a year in higher […]

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Wiltshire’s Festival of Engineering

When: 3rd November Where: Trowbridge Civic Centre 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.. The Wiltshire Festival of Engineering aims to help build a stronger manufacturing and engineering economy to serve the local community. By enthusing young people […]

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SWMAS Free Business Events

When: 26th October & 21st November 9:30am – 1:30pm Where: Marsh Farm Royal Wootton Bassett SWMAS design and deliver events which aim to support the needs of manufactures. Workshops include; Understanding behaviours in the workplace, 26th October, 9:30am – 1:30pm The key to making business improvement work, 21st November, 9:30am – 1:30pm Workshops will be […]

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Apprenticeship Fair

When: 4th October 10am – 2pm Where: Wootton Bassett TEN Centre An apprenticeship fair is being held at the Royal Wootten Bassett TEN Centre for those interested in applying for an apprenticeship, employers who would like to learn more about taking on an apprentice and to share best practice via training providers and business support […]

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Apprenticeship Fair at Royal Wootton Bassett TEN Centre

An apprenticeship fair is being held at the Royal Wootten Bassett TEN Centre for those interested in applying for an apprenticeship, employers who would like to learn more about taking on an apprentice and to share best practice via training providers and business support agencies. The event will be held on Wednesday 4th October between […]

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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 – 1:30pm Workshops will be followed […]

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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 enthusing young people from an early […]

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