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Jobs for the Girls – initiative launched to help close technical skills gap

A toolkit has been launched to help businesses close the skills gap in the construction, engineering, technology and manufacturing sectors by recruiting women and girls into the sector through apprenticeships. WISE, which campaigns to get more women into

WISE Awards for amazing STEM women – day’s work shadowing prizes with top directors

Do you know a woman in science and engineering who would inspire girls to follow in her steps?  Or a man or woman who has done amazing things to encourage women to follow computer science and technical careers?  Would you encourage them to enter WISE

Apprenticeship levy funds training for all ages of workforce for first time

Engineering and manufacturing companies of any size could fill skills gaps by using the Government’s new apprenticeship levy, which comes into force on 6 April. For the first time, employees aged 24 and over will attract 90% funding for apprenticeship

Regional expansion for Whitecap Consulting with three new directors and two new offices

Leeds-based Whitecap Consulting has appointed three new equity directors and opened two new offices to increase its regional footprint across the UK.  The strategy consultancy, now in its sixth year, works mainly with mid-sized UK businesses with revenues

Successful programme changing girls’ minds about STEM careers to go digital

  The WISE campaign and techUK, the industry body representing the tech sector, today (31 January 2017) announced plans for the revolutionary People Like Me resources to go digital. The new online resources will be designed to encourage more schoolgirls

Research reveals what Saudi leaders of the future need for Vision 2030

What skills will Saudi chief executives need over the next 15 years?  And what skills will ensure the Kingdom achieves its Vision 2030?  A leading international executive research firm has interviewed chairmen and chief executives of prestigious Saudi

Harrogate gym is named best in the north again

A Harrogate independent gym has been named the best in the north of England for the second time as it prepares to celebrate its 10th anniversary with new membership offers to mark the evolution of its unique health and fitness centre. Gambaru has again

Parents urged to use Black Friday to inspire young girls in science and technology

This Black Friday (Friday 25 November) parents are being urged to make the most of online deals to buy fun science gifts for girls aged 4 to 14 and encourage their first steps into careers in science, technology and engineering. Helen Wollaston, chief

Princess codes a robot, championing girls to get involved in technology

HRH The Princess Royal, Royal Patron of WISE, was part of a winning team to programme an all-conquering robot at the WISE Awards dinner celebrating the achievements of women in science, technology and engineering at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London last

Danbro calls for Chancellor to halt punishment of self-employed workers in Autumn Statement

A national accountancy firm is calling for new Chancellor Phillip Hammond to make sweeping tax changes and bring an end to the merciless targeting of the UK’s army of five million self-employed people when he delivers his first Autumn Statement next

UK growth at risk due to crisis of 50,000 missing female minds

The UK’s key growth industries risk stalling unless the country tackles the loss of 50,000 talented girls a year from science, technology and engineering jobs, a major national summit will hear on Thursday. British companies face a massive skills crisis

Restaurant 92 backing fight to get homeless children off our streets

Harrogate fine dining venue Restaurant 92 is joining forces with 27 other local restaurants to support a festive fundraising campaign that aims to help get homeless children off the streets. The restaurant, on Station Parade, has signed up for the Eat