Virtual jobs fair aims to combat the skills shortages faced by South West employers

The Heart of the South West LEP (HotSW LEP) Digital Skills Partnership has announced the first of their Train4Tomorrow virtual jobs fairs , which will connect hundreds of newly-trained and highly-skilled digital and technical learners with employers in the South West.

The first virtual jobs fair on April 20 2021, 9am - 4pm focuses on digital sectors and will give employers from...

Employment opportunities for Learning Disabled people

An award winning project that supports young adults with Learning Disabilities to find and keep paid employment is seeking interns for its next course starting in September.

Project SEARCH is a partnership between Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Pluss, Serco and City College Plymouth who create employment opportunities for young adults with Learning Disabilities.

They provide...

Private sector employment in the South West has grown at the fastest pace in over two years

Private sector employment in the South West grew at the fastest pace in over two years in August, according to the latest Lloyds Bank Regional Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI®).

The South West PMI recorded its highest reading in four months after climbing to 54.3 in August, up from 54.0 in July. The rate of expansion was also slightly faster than the UK average (54.0). A PMI reading...

SW hiring sentiment slides but workers remain in demand

Employers in the South West are becoming more cautious about hiring as we move deeper into 2017 according to ManpowerGroup, the world’s workforce experts. Although employment optimism in the region is in line with the national average at +5%, the South West is one of seven regions facing a falling outlook.

The ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey is based on responses from 2,119 UK...


SW bottom of the jobs leader board

The South West jobs Outlook has dropped nine percentage points on the last quarter according to Manpower, the world’s workforce experts. At +1%, hiring intentions in the South West are at their lowest level in more than a year and the weakest in the country (alongside Yorkshire and Humberside).

The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey is based on responses from 2,110 UK employers. It...

Employment and family law advice in Plymouth

A new project aimed at giving Plymouth University law students the chance to learn new customer service skills is being launched at the Council’s First Stop Shop in New George street next week.

The pilot project between Plymouth Law School and the City Council will enable the law students to offer advice on employment law for individuals and a health check for businesses and charities...

South West jobs optimism rebounding

The first quarter of 2016 has seen a boost of confidence within the jobs market in the South West with hiring intentions of +9% according to Manpower, the world’s workforce experts. This is a jump of seven percentage points from the last quarter.

The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey is based on responses from 2,102 UK employers. It asks whether employers intend to hire additional...

Keeping employers up-to-date with apprentice employment legislation

Skills Group is holding a breakfast seminar to provide employers with an update on the recent increase in the national minimum wage for apprentices and the introduction of new pension legislation, on Wednesday 25 November 2015.

The seminar, being held at the Skills Group training centre in Western Wood Way, Langage in Plymouth, is targeting employers in the business, care and early...

Just the job for those seeking work

The employment figure from July to September 2015 is up, 177,000 more people are in work than between April to June.

This is great news for the UK and the south west has one of the lowest rates of unemployment in the UK. That’s great news for our local economy.

But there are still some people who find it hard to get back to work, and the longer you are out of the workplace,...

New employability passport will help open up the world of work

A brand new employability passport to help young people with their future careers has been officially launched.

Representatives from Plymouth schools and businesses were at Devonport Guildhall to formally mark the rollout of the Passport after a successful pilot scheme last year involving several schools, led by Devonport High School for Boys and Eggbuckland Community College.