Local Skills Report sets priorities for the South West

The Heart of the South West Skills Launchpad , part of the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (HotSW LEP), has launched a Local Skills Report, which sets out priorities for the region for 2022 to 2024.

The report recognises that the area's economy is shaped and led by the skills of its residents and businesses, but that the level of those holding a higher-level...

Digital jobs fair connects employers with local talent

The government-funded Train4Tomorrow programme held a Digital Jobs Fair on Wednesday 16 March, giving local employers the opportunity to connect with adults who have recently completed a government-funded bootcamp to gain in-demand skills in the digital sector.

The Train4Tomorrow programme offers adults in Devon, Somerset, Dorset and Cornwall access to fully-funded Skills Bootcamps,...

Person in fron of laptop for Train4Tomorrow Digital Jobs Fair

Digital jobs fair launched to connect Devon employers with local talent

The government-funded Train4Tomorrow programme is running a Digital Jobs Fair on Wednesday 16 March 2022, to connect employers with local adults who have recently completed a digital bootcamp to gain in-demand skills.

The South West is facing a skills shortage. The rapid growth of the digital sector has led to businesses struggling to find the skilled people they need to meet their...

Free training courses to tackle farming and woodland management skills shortages launched in the South West

Technology, and its role in supporting a more sustainable future, is becoming increasingly important across all sectors, including Farming and Woodland Management.

Train4Tomorrow is a government funded programme supporting adults in the South West to develop the in-demand skills required by industry through free training.

In January, Duchy College in Cornwall and Bicton...

Magic skills technical workshop

With over 30 years experience, local strolling magician Mark Leveridge is launching a new magic skills technical workshop in Exeter. Mark, who belongs to the illustrious Magic Circle in London, is also a member of the prestigious Inner Circle, with a Gold Star for high technical performing ability. The first of the new workshops is called ‘Let’s Make Magic’ and is aimed at children aged 11 –...

Devils to face Sheffield

Plymouth Skills Group Devils v Sheffield Window Center Tigers

Premier League, St Boniface Arena, Plymouth. 7.15pm Friday May 15, 2015

PLYMOUTH face a stiff test when they take on Sheffield in the Premier League at the St Boniface Arena on Friday evening (7.15pm), writes Graham Hambly.

The Yorkshire side were one of the early leaders in the table and have already picked...

Developers and companies to draw up plans for skills

Developers setting their sights on Plymouth and companies with large Council contracts will be asked to support the next generation of construction employees through employment and skills plans.

Plymouth City Council is the first Council in the region to use both its planning and procurement system to boost the number of people entering the construction industry.

Under the...

Upskill struggle could be eased by online education

Employers could face an upskill struggle when recruiting for the roles available in a changing job market, set to grow by around 37% in the South West, according to CBI predictions.

The National Careers Council says over half of employers are not confident they will find sufficient recruits for jobs on offer. Growth is expected in sectors such as computer technology, tourism and...

Building projects delayed by skills shortage

Development projects in Exeter and across Devon and Cornwall are being delayed by up to three months as a result of a struggle to source skilled labour, according to leading property consultancy JLL.

As the economy has started to improve, construction work has picked up, with new building projects taking place in and around the region.

But David Slee, building consultancy...

School recruiting talent of the future

Tomorrow’s scientists and engineers can now apply for places at the county’s newest school, the South Devon University Technical College in Engineering, Water and the Environment, which opens its doors to the first intake of students this time next year.

The innovative UTC has been established by the University of Exeter and South Devon College alongside key local and regional...