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Be Ready Employer Hub

Be Ready Employer Hub

The Be Ready Employer Hub is a new free-to-use support service which launched at SWBC’s spring conference. It is helping Devon-based employers recruit and support staff with a disability and / or long-term health condition. Nearly one in five people of working age in...

Changes to GWR Services – Response to COVID19

Changes to GWR Services – Response to COVID19

Following discussions with Government and the wider rail industry, Great Western Railway is reducing services to reflect national advice against non-essential travel, while maintaining services critical to keeping key workers moving during the current situation. The...

Outstanding employment success for Adventure Sports students

Outstanding employment success for Adventure Sports students

Adventure Sports students at Duchy College are celebrating after all securing jobs at the end of their course. Adventure Sport lecturer, Rebecca Ball, said it was “fantastic news” for all the students. “The course teaches learners a range of core skills in delivery...

Cosmic COVID helpline

Cosmic COVID helpline

Businesses across the south west, who are facing changes to their working environments due to the coronavirus pandemic, will be able to access free advice and support on remote and home working with the launch of a new helpline. We have launched our Remote Working...

Early years student qualifies as swimming coach

Early years student qualifies as swimming coach

A local student is celebrating after becoming qualified to teach children how to swim. Children, Schools and Families student at Cornwall College Saltash, Shannon Bowden, achieved STA Level 2 Award in Teaching Swimming. Shannon, who is currently studying Level 3...

It’s The Bond Markets, Stupid

It’s The Bond Markets, Stupid

Chris Hodder has a quick look at the political balancing act the Chancellor must undertake at this budget. The Budget is a great piece of political theatre. The Chancellor of the Exchequer stands up in front a packed House of Commons and strides the two or three steps...

Plymouth Startup Weekend – Cultural Tourism

Plymouth Startup Weekend – Cultural Tourism

Due to the current situation surrounding the Coronavirus, Plymouth Startup Weekend on 1st to 3rd May has been postponed.  Our next Startup Weekend will be a Global Techstars Women’s Edition, which will take place in November 2020!  You can register their interest in...

The South West Coast Path Association Seeks New Trustees

The South West Coast Path Association Seeks New Trustees

Would you like to gain valuable Charity Board experience while working to conserve and promote one of the world’s best long-distance trails? The South West Coast Path Association is seeking new Trustees to help strengthen their work and reputation. They are a...

Passionate call for development of digital skills

Passionate call for development of digital skills

A leading member of the digital sector in the South West has made a rallying call for the development of digital skills across the whole economy. Members and guests of the Senior Executives’ Forum (SEF), hosted by CCB Training, part of the Cornwall College Group...

Scrap metal donations raise money for hospice

Scrap metal donations raise money for hospice

Scrap metal donations by St Austell-based engineering students are helping to raise money for charity. The Cornwall College St Austell learners are working with local resident, Peter Sweet, to help raise money for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW). Peter has so far...

South Devon College wins national apprenticeship award

South Devon College wins national apprenticeship award

On 3rd March 2020, South Devon College was nationally recognised for its Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Apprenticeships at the FE Week AAC Apprenticeship 2020 gala event held in Birmingham. Sponsored by City & Guilds ILM the event celebrated...