Age UK Plymouth raise dementia awareness on World Oceans Day

National Marine Aquarium is first organisation to roll out Age UK Plymouth’s new Dementia Awareness Training to staff and volunteers.

World Oceans Day 2022 was the perfect opportunity for Age UK Plymouth to reveal the new sensory tank at their Dementia Day Centre on Memory Lane in Plymstock. The dedicated centre, open five days a week is a specialist care service for those with...

Life’s a beach: The transition from pool lifeguard to beach lifeguard

As we head towards the summer are you looking for a new challenge? Pool lifeguards have a unique opportunity to upskill to become a beach lifeguard and gain invaluable skills for life.

As an island, the UK has miles and miles of beautiful coastline, and every year people flock to our beaches to enjoy the sea, surf, and sometimes the sun! With more Britons holidaying in the UK, our...


Free training and 1-2-1 support for community businesses and social enterprises to help Devon ‘Do Business Differently’

Independent charity Devon Communities Together (DCT) is providing a series of free training workshops as part of a whole package of support for community businesses in Devon.

Alongside the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE), New Prosperity Devon and Stir to Action, DCT is engaging with local communities to support the development of social enterprises, community businesses,...

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,...

Huge drive for green jobs in Devon as council partners with Retrofit Academy to create energy careers

Fully-funded training programmes across all levels are opening up new opportunities in energy-efficiency sector at a crucial time

The Retrofit Academy - one of the UK’s leading not-for-profit training providers - is partnering with Devon County Council to build a skilled green workforce at a time when energy-efficiency roles are more critical than ever.

Drawing on resources...

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.