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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...

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...

Lord Mayor reminisces on his Grandfather’s link with Pitman Training as he opens new training centre in Exeter

This weekend Pitman Training opened its doors to jobseekers across Devon and Cornwall. Launched by local businesswoman Susan De Mey, the new centre aims to help people improve their career prospects, gain promotions or get back to work.

Pitman Training is the leading British training provider and has delivered vocational training since 1837. However, the newest centre in Exeter is...

UK’s leading training provider launches in Exeter

To the delight of adult learners across Devon and Cornwall, Pitman Training, the UK’s best- recognised training provider, is set to officially open its first training centre in Exeter on Friday 2nd July. The centre will provide students access to over 250 self-paced, flexible training courses and aims to help people improve their prospects, gain promotions or get back into work.

Pitman...

Mama Bear’s invests in staff training scheme

Training is provided by The Childcare Company

South West day nursery group Mama Bear’s has invested in a new staff training scheme to help progress the careers of current staff members and attract new practitioners.

Mama Bear’s Day Nursery & Pre-School group runs 24 settings across Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Somerset and Devon and is committed to developing the best talent...

Free government-funded training courses available to 250 adults in the South West

An additional 250 learner places have been announced on the #Train4Tomorrow Digital bootcamps which are open to adults in Devon, Plymouth, Somerset, Torbay, Cornwall and Dorset.

The #Train4Tomorrow programme is designed to help people enter highly paid growth industries in the region, such as cyber security, data science, software development, digital marketing and IT. The Bootcamps...

Skills bootcamps set to enhance employment opportunities in the region

The Heart of the South West LEP (HotSW LEP), Digital Skills Partnership , has launched ten free Digital and Technical bootcamps, providing people in Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay with the opportunity to access free training worth up to £3,000.

The Government-funded #Train4Tomorrow bootcamps will help adults develop digital and technical skills that lead to higher-paid roles...

New nature training grants for Exmouth residents

Small grants are available for training to help wildlife or nature projects in the town. Grants of up to £150 will help Exmouth residents meet the costs of specialist training courses to help them develop and deliver action for wildlife in Exmouth.

East Devon District Council, through its Wild Exmouth project, is administering this new grant fund to help Exmouth residents cover the...

Learn Devon launches free online training in response to impact of pandemic

A new range of free courses developed by Learn Devon in response to the coronavirus pandemic is launching today. Learn Devon, who provide adult and community learning courses on behalf of Devon County Council, is offering its full support to anyone looking to get back into work, or for those who want to improve their digital skills, and improve wellbeing. Enrolment is now underway for Learn...

How to train your…

If animal training makes you think of tricks and shows, think again. Top zoos use training to improve animal welfare, reduce the need for risky general anaesthetics and to keep both animals and people safe.

For example, bird keeper Sam Gray has trained Alfie Junior the Southern cassowary – as tall as a person and part bird, part dinosaur – to follow a target, which means she can get...

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