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"OFFER EXTENDED - Free Bounce-Back Review of Systems and Processes for Qualifying UK Businesses"

In this edition we’re talking ‘bounce back’ and how we can help you to adapt to smarter, more efficient ways of working and ultimately deliver greater business returns in the post COVID-19 world.

We advise how you can adapt to the new business norms, we share insights into the things that will shape recovery efforts and provide solutions for addressing key issues in operational environments.

If we can help you, get in touch, and we’ll arrange a free bounce back review of your business.

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News from Industry Learning Solutions

Lean Smart-Apps lead the way as Industry Learning Solutions Limited is announced a winner in UK 2019 Technology Innovator Awards by CV Magazine for its innovative Lean Bitesize learning linked to Industry 4.0 and Lean Smart Apps to help embed and sustain a lean culture within different manufacturing and service environments. cv-magazine.com/issues/technology-innovator-awards-2019

Best Business Apprenticeship & Training Consultancy 2018

2018 Welsh Enterprise Awards - Industry Learning Solutions Limited awarded Best Business Apprenticeship & Training Consultancy

Industry Learning Solutions (ILS) offer operational excellence and management development programmes to the manufacturing and engineering sector and will optimize on skills funding opportunities available locally. ILS provide skills solutions in Leadership and Management, Lean Green Belts, Bespoke Lean courses, Apprenticeships and access to a suite of Smart phone Apps to support and sustain specific organisational efficiency skills. For a tailored skills solution offering accredited training or L&D consultancy for developing a competency framework for your business, call ILS today or visit our website at www.industrylearningsolutions.com or call us direct on 44 (0) 7966 315507

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Energy News for Manufacturers from the CBM and EEF

Energy and Environment legislation from the budget

Introduction of Industrial Energy Transformation Fund and scrapping of Enhanced Capital Allowances (ECA) and related First Year Tax Credits (FYTC)

The good news is that government is finally delivering the industrial energy efficiency fund long requested by EEF and promised in last year’s manifesto, but it comes at the cost of tax breaks/credits for energy and water efficient technologies under the ECA and FYTC schemes. The swap is revenue neutral, and will provide a £315m fund to be spent over the next five years on energy efficiency and other low-carbon technologies. The details of the fund are still being worked out but it is likely that it will be targeted at higher energy users. There will be more stakeholder engagement in the next few months.

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News from fenews.co.uk

  • Universities must embrace hybrid learning to save the international student population


    05/15/2021 05:07 AM

    The UK’s international student population is on the brink of crisis. The number of students from major ‘source’ countries has declined, falling by up to 26% since 2011/12. This long-term trend can be attributed to the ever-increasing number of challenges from Brexit, right through to an increase in alternative education credentials.   Any decline in student numbers is a concern, but even more so as we face the impact of the coronavirus ... +Read More

  • Upskilling in Pandemic: 7 Ways to Future-Proof Your Career


    05/15/2021 04:00 AM

    The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed the way we live and work. The economic landscape has also changed dramatically and companies are being forced to accelerate digital transformation in order to survive and thrive. We are witnessing big investments in AI, automation, and digitization which means companies are actively seeking candidates with the skills needed to support these investments, and implement them in ways that will bring benefits in the new ... +Read More

  • 2021 Local Government Apprentice of the Year announced


    05/14/2021 03:29 PM

    @LGAcomms - 2021 Local Government Apprentice of the Year announced  Karla Overington, Business Administration Apprentice at West Sussex County Council has been named as the 2021 Local Government Apprentice of the Year. Karla, who has been an apprentice since January 2021, won the award by competing in a virtual day of challenges set to encourage participants to showcase their skills, expertise, and initiative. The event was designed and delivered by South West ... +Read More

  • Over half of workers considering career change after furlough


    05/14/2021 03:20 PM

    @BarkingCollege - Research has shown that over half of workers (51%) who have been furloughed are now either considering a career change or have already decided to change careers.     This time last year, around 30% of the total UK workforce was furloughed under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).  Fast forward a year and new research* now shows that not only over half of furloughed workers are thinking of changing careers but ... +Read More

  • College welcomes new Patron for Graphic Design and Visual Communication


    05/14/2021 02:50 PM

    Experienced industry professional, Gavin Scothorn is set to inspire students at @BSDCofficial (BSDC) as their new Patron of Graphic Design and Visual Communication. The College has enlisted Gavin, Director of creative communications agency, Alive as industry patron to join the College’s impressive list of patrons across its broad range of curriculum areas. BSDC’s network of patrons mean that students benefit from an industry-led curriculum, access to key industry contacts and the opportunity to ... +Read More

News from the Institute for Apprenticeships