Daily Archives: June 9, 2012

m.guardian.co.uk Private school chain faces Michael Gove inquiry on whistleblower claims

http://m.guardian.co.uk/education/2012/jun/10/woodhead-schools-firm-pensions-probe?cat=education&type=article Private school chain faces Michael Gove inquiry on whistleblower claims The private school chain run by Sir Chris Woodhead, a former chief inspector of schools, is under investigation by the Department for Education over claims that it has defrauded the generous state-run pension scheme for teachers. Officials are acting on information from a former […]

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m.guardian.co.uk Boss of firm in jubilee stewards row has criminal conviction

http://m.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jun/09/molly-prince-jubilee-stewards-conviction?cat=uk&type=article Boss of firm in jubilee stewards row has criminal conviction A company that attracted controversy for using unpaid work experience stewards at the diamond jubilee celebrations is under renewed pressure after it emerged its founder was convicted for perverting the course of justice. Close Protection UK, founded by Molly Prince, came under scrutiny after […]

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Training Group bucks the trend – Local Businesses – Arbroath Herald

http://m.arbroathherald.co.uk/community/local-businesses/training-group-bucks-the-trend-1-2343322 Training Group bucks the trend Published: 09 June 2012 AN ARBROATH training group is bucking the current recessionary trend and is doing so well that it has had to take on an additional member of staff. Angus Training Group Ltd., Catherine Street, is a long established, employer-led training company which plays a key role […]

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‘Lost’ kids get £20 a week to work: Dole top up plan for 1m under-25s | The Sun |News|P olitics

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/politics/4363151/Lost-kids-get-20-a-week-to-work-Dole-top-up-plan-for-1m-under-25s.html ‘Lost’ kids get £20 a week to work From The Sun. In a bold bid to tackle a “lost generation”, under-25s will be entitled to working tax credits to boost their wages. At the moment, only people aged 25 and over can claim in-work support. Ministers hope the move, part of the new Universal […]

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m.guardian.co.uk Back to the workhouse

http://m.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/jun/08/jubilee-stewards-unpaid-labour-growing?cat=society&type=article If the diamond jubilee celebrations were meant to somehow reflect 21st-century Britain, it was only fitting that two unshakable features of modern life would find their way into all the pomp and silliness. First came yet another example of the screaming hostility that rises up whenever the BBC does anything even slightly untoward, then […]

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FCC apprentice scheme – Local – Luton Today

http://m.lutontoday.co.uk/news/local/fcc-apprentice-scheme-1-3930379 FCC apprentice scheme Published: 09 June 2012 RAIL operator First Capital Connect has launched an apprenticeship scheme aimed at getting young people on the right track to a career path in customer service. The FCC scheme, launched last Friday, is aimed at helping unskilled youngsters into work. It will give five recruits aged 18 […]

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‘Labour has learned lessons from Bradford’ Miliband tells conference (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)

http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/local/localbrad/9752866._Labour_has_learned_lessons_from_Bradford__Miliband_tells_conference/ ‘Labour has learned lessons from Bradford’ Miliband tells conference 4:23pm Saturday 9th June 2012 in Bradford By Hannah Postles Ed Miliband at Labour’s Yorkshire and Humber regional conference, held at the University of Bradford Buy this photo » Labour leader Ed Miliband today told party members it had “learned its lessons” after its shock […]

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m.guardian.co.ukGraduate careers: the importance of employability skills

http://m.guardian.co.uk/money/2012/jun/08/graduate-careers-employability-skills?cat=money&type=article m.guardian.co.uk You might have a degree, perhaps a technical qualification and a bit of work experience on your CV but have you promoted your soft skills? Do you even know what they are? Soft skills – sometimes known in work-speak as “employability skills” – are becoming increasingly important to graduate recruiters sifting through the […]

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New OFSTED Inspection regime commences SEPT 2012

Make sure that you get your systems, processes, documentation and teaching & learning ready for the new framework, which is much tougher than ever before. What are the consequences to your business if you are rated inadequate? We can help! We are putting in place a series of road-shows at the end of July to […]

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Praise for council’s apprentice scheme – Business – Buxton Advertiser

http://m.buxtonadvertiser.co.uk/news/business/praise-for-council-s-apprentice-scheme-1-4628950 Praise for council’s apprentice scheme Published: 09 June 2012 A drive to create 700 apprenticeships has earned acclaim for Derbyshire County Council at a leading national conference. The county council is creating the placements over the next four years – 500 within the authority and 200 in private industry. Cllr Kevin Parkinson, Cabinet Member […]

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