Two weeks on The Junior Apprentice

Zainab Vayani who participated in Junior Apprentice - Kickstart in August 2015 writes about her experience: On Monday, it was the opening day at London Borough of Hounslow Civic Centre.  This was quite new for me as I don't usually sit in meeting rooms. The 'double your money' challenge was new and exciting, however my team ...

Business Links volunteer opportunities – Summer 2013

Spark’s Business Links team has a number of activities in our upcoming events programme that require business volunteers to assist in the delivery of a variety of workshops and activities. As usual, whether your support is on an ad-hoc or regular basis, we would like to hear from you! CAREERS DAY / SPEED NETWORKING –  11 July 2013 ...

Record applications for Apprenticeships across the UK

A record 11 applications are being made for each apprenticeship vacancy in the UK, the latest official data suggests.  Almost 370,000 applications were submitted between February and April, while 32,600 vacancies were advertised in the same period. But competition was as high as 17 per place in the arts, media and ICT. The National ...

“Talent retention taken to new levels” – Department for Business, Innovation & Skills

Over 3,500 engineers, students and apprentices have already signed up to a flagship industry scheme designed to match engineering talent with new job opportunities, it has been announced today. The national web-based Talent Retention Solution (TRS) brings together specialists whose jobs may be at risk or people who want to work in engineering - ...

TSBC – The Small Business Consultancy launches enterprise programme in Hounslow

TSBC - The Small Business Consultancy, has launched 'Engaging through Enterprise' -  a programme aimed at embracing the entrepreneurial spirit of Hounslow's unemployed young people. The Small Business Consultancy will deliver the training programme, focused on 16 to 25 year olds, with the objective of equipping attendees with the skills and knowledge to become self-employed or enhancing entrepreneurial ...

Deutsche Bank launch programme to tackle youth unemployment

Deutsche Bank has launched a new UK corporate citizenship programme, ‘Born to Be’, which is committed to tackling the issue of youth unemployment. The programme is led by a new partnership with Sported, the sporting legacy foundation of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, which combines sport with education to engage young ...