Hundreds of jobs on offer at Torbay Jobs Fair 

Jobseekers are invited to the Torbay Jobs Fair where there will be hundreds of jobs on offer across a wide range of sectors and industries.

The event is free to attend and will take place at Torquay Town Hall Assembly Rooms on Friday 20 October from 10am to 12:30pm. Over 40 employers will be in attendance, including Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, Torbay Council, South...

South West developer visits North Devon College

Persimmon Homes has been inspiring the next generation of builders in at Petroc College.

Regional Apprenticeships Manager Andy Wallis gave a talk to T-Level students at the college in North Devon on how the five-star housebuilder are employing new construction techniques and changes that are happening in the sector.

Andy also spoke about Persimmon’s multi-million pound...

Housing association increases number of women in trades

A housing association has boosted the number of female trades in its workforce as part of a campaign designed to attract more women into practical careers.

LiveWest appointed 26 apprentices, trainees and improvers last year and seven of those were female which represents 27% of the new arrivals.

It means the social housing provider now has 16 females working across its 420-...

No Label No Limit for young women in Devon schools

A Heart of the South West (HotSW) Careers Hub * programme has been launched across 14 schools in Devon to help raise the confidence and aspirations of 500 young women.

The No Label No Limit programme is a personal development programme, inspiring and empowering young women in year nine and 10 to reach their potential.

Funded by The Careers & Enterprise Company , No Label...

Jobs fair to help South West employers tackle talent shortage

Local businesses are invited to attend a free virtual jobs fair on Tuesday 22nd November 2022, 10am - 2pm to connect with local adults who have recently completed a Train4Tomorrow Skills Bootcamp.

Train4Tomorrow digital and technical Skills Bootcamps, delivered by Devon County Council , provide a solution to the region’s recruitment challenges by training employed, self-employed and...

dBs The Institute of Sound & Digital Technologies and Access Creative College come together to offer students in & around Plymouth specialist courses in creative subjects

Open Day: Saturday 5th March, 12:00pm

dBs: The Institute of Sound & Digital Technologies (dBs) and Access Creative College (ACC) will open the doors to their state-of-the-art Plymouth campus next month to showcase opportunities for students to train for careers in the creative industries.

The two organisations have come together to offer students in Devon and Cornwall a range of...

Plymouth business launches learning development scheme

Local engineering consultancy, Jubb, has launched a learning development programme designed to help close the skills gap in Plymouth’s pool of engineering talent.

The scheme promotes continuous learning for all employees, from graduates to experienced, qualified professionals. All new starters in the last 12 months have joined the programme.

The launch of Learning Pathways...

Fancy a career in audiology? Boots Hearingcare is offering a new route to aspiring professionals

Boots Hearingcare has launched its own in-house training programme, providing a fresh route for aspiring audiologists to break into the hearing health care industry.

The leading UK private hearing care specialist has received approval from The Health and Care Professions Council to run its Qualification in Hearing Aid Dispenser (QHAD) programme.

The year-long work-based...

Partnership aims to boost aspirations

City College Plymouth and Millbay Academy have formed a new partnership in the bid to provide pupils with the best possible careers advice in an attempt to further raise aspirations within the Plymouth community.

Similar to the successful ongoing partnership announced last summer with All Saints Academy, the College and Millbay Academy will work together to offer pupils high-quality...

Skills Network

Radical career changes most likely to happen at 30 in the South West

A new study* launched by the UK’s largest online learning provider, The Skills Network, has found that significant career changes for those in the South West are most likely to happen at age 30.1, but 2 in 5 won’t go after their dream job, due to the daunting prospect of having to retrain.

The research analysed answers from 1,000 people across the UK who have made a significant career...