Business News

Future Skills

In July, our Director of Business and Partnerships, Dr Jo Houghton joined the Digital Skills panel at the Future Skills Summit. 



We are delighted to announce that the new Renewables Centre is being introduced by Newbury College and University Centre Newbury to expand the delivery of skills for renewable energy systems and engineering.



The government's skills development strategy highlights the importance of putting employers at the heart of the system so that education and training lead to jobs that can improve productivity and the efficiency of businesses.



While students and employers have provided positive feedback regarding the continuation of learning both for mainstream students and apprentices, we are delighted to see a flurry of activity in the workshops and learning spaces once again.


An apprentice and their employer

At the beginning of May, I received a link to a blog stating that the future of apprenticeships is in the balance. I sent my reply that I happen to disagree, and here is the reason why.


Chain link

In this difficult time, employers and training providers are doing their best for their workforce. We want to support that by ensuring that, wherever possible, apprentices can continue and complete their apprenticeship, despite any break they have to take as a result of COVID-19.


Lego man at their desk

A career is a lot like a relationship. We fall in love with the promise and excitement of new challenges, eager with enthusiasm, but as time goes by, it's easy to get stuck in a rut.