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Apprenticeships – The ‘world’s best career route’ at risk from poor policy and government changes

Despite successive governments having created what apprentices say could be ‘the best career route in the world’ for under-25s, apprentices say this is now at risk. New research shows 98 per cent of engineering apprentices are happy in their jobs

Businesses urged to train more engineers as new qualification puts Wales on the skills map

Wales has introduced a new engineering qualification, developed by Semta – the engineering skills body, to put the country on an equal footing with other countries across Europe. Employers in the sector have been urged to seize the opportunity to

Male champion of women in STEM – Steve Fox CBE, Chief Executive of BAM Nuttall – joins WISE Board

WISE has appointed one of the UK’s most active business leaders for championing women to work in science, technology and engineering (STEM) as non-executive director of its board. Already an active member of WISE who helped develop their Ten Steps to

Survey uncovers UK management crisis

Businesses across the UK suffer significant losses in productivity because managers are unprepared and unable to manage their teams, a new survey has found. The comprehensive poll of more than 80 different organisations by York-based organisation development

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