Charity partnership to help women dress to impress at interview

Plymouth charity Gifted Women is hosting a pop-up wardrobe backed by local businesses to help women on its employability programme find clothes and confidence ready for work, on Tuesday 4 April.

Six women from the Gifted Women’s empowering group work programme are invited to the special charity pop-up event at the New Continental Hotel, where volunteer stylists from the 1st...

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...

Free training courses help Devon residents move into growth sectors with higher earnings

Adults in Devon have the chance to gain skills in the region’s fastest-growing sectors through the latest wave of Train4Tomorrow Skills Bootcamps.

Train4Tomorrow Skills Bootcamps , delivered by Devon County Council and Cornwall Council, offer a range of fully-funded digital and technical courses for anyone looking to move into a new career.

The 16 weeks of training offers...

Plymouth employers recognised for being Dementia Friendly

Dementia Friendly employers in Plymouth are being recognised for their commitment as the city becomes more dementia aware.

All local organisations that have signed up to Dementia Friendly status are being recognised at a special event at the Reception Room, Council House on Monday 12 October. In addition Plymouth City Council’s Cabinet will receive an update report on all the work that...

Study shows employers are failing to support their stressed workforce

More than half of employees (51%) in the South West say they know a colleague who has had to quit work due to stress.

The research, by Capita Employee Benefits, also reveals that almost eight in 10 workers (78%) have been stressed at work in the past year.

Findings show employers in the South West are failing to support their stressed workforce as over a quarter (28%) of people...

More than half of young people put apprenticeships as 'first choice'

New data from research company ICM reveals that 57% of young people in the South West would choose to do an Apprenticeship if one were available.

Nationally, the numbers of young people who would like to do an Apprenticeship rises to 56% of those who are already university students and 66% of those who are already employed, but receiving no training.

The increasing popularity...

Employers who Ignore Workplace Stress could be Liable

All businesses in the UK are legally required to ensure the health, safety and welfare of their employees. This includes a duty to control workplace stress: if an employee develops a stress-related illness as a result of a 'reasonably foreseeable incident', the employer may be held liable. ‘Foreseeability’ depends on what the employer knows (or reasonably ought to know) about the member of...