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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

  • Angolan Ambassador meets students and staff at the Royal Agricultural University

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    10/26/2021 02:16 PM

    The Angolan Ambassador to the UK, His Excellency Geraldo Nunda, visited the Royal Agricultural University (@RoyalAgUni) last week and met with students and staff. The visit to the University’s Cirencester campus was part of a two-day programme in the region organised by Tewkesbury MP, and the Prime Minister’s trade envoy to Angola, Laurence Robertson. The Ambassador and his team were met by senior RAU staff and students before listening to presentations from ... +Read More



  • Deal reached to end long running Covid safety dispute at 49 prisons

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    10/26/2021 02:06 PM

    A long running dispute between prison educators at 49 prisons in England and employer Novus has ended after the employer agreed to the University and College Union’s (UCU) demands to address health & safety concerns raised by prison educators.  Around 600 prison educators took four days of strike action between April and June 2021 after Covid safety concerns were not addressed. UCU said the deal means its members will now be ... +Read More



  • Browne Jacobson hosts UK’s largest virtual legal careers event to boost access to careers in law

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    10/26/2021 01:59 PM

    Tomorrow, (Wednesday 27th October), national law firm Browne Jacobson (@brownejacobson) will host its second FAIRE: virtual work experience and legal careers insight event, in partnership with Young Professionals. The event will provide students with unrivalled insight into legal career options, and support their ambitions by giving them the chance to develop their commercial awareness skills and understand the challenges and hurdles they may need to overcome to achieve their dream ... +Read More



  • Education system must change to meet the needs of our economy

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    10/26/2021 01:00 PM

    Most people will now be aware of the recruitment crisis in several sectors of the economy both here in Wales and across the UK. The shortage of lorry drivers has been dominating the headlines lately, but the hospitality industry was grappling with a diminishing number of staff even before the Covid-19 pandemic locked down the UK.  I am passionate about the hospitality industry which is understandable as I began my career ... +Read More



  • High hopes Gen Z will close the digital skills gap – but young people are in a confidence crisis

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    10/26/2021 12:31 PM

    Three-quarters of tech leaders think Gen Z will solve the digital skills shortage (72%), with an even higher number (77%) believing these ‘digital-natives’ have the best ability of any generation. However, while half of Gen Z have a career in tech or firm plans to pursue one in the next five years (46%), they have low confidence in their digital abilities (@CWJobsUK). According to CWJobs’ ‘Digital Generation’ report – which surveyed ... +Read More




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