West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges

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22 May 2019

Civil engineering and utilities business provides staff with mental health first aid training through The Skills Service

Wakefield-based business, Peter Duffy Limited , wanted to ensure that supervisors and managers are trained to spot the signs of mental ill health and know how to approach staff. Melissa Stead, Administrator at Peter Duffy Ltd said, “We feel that the training is necessary, particularly as our industry is predominately…

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22 May 2019

Permanent Futures have lined up a range of training through The Skills Service

Specialist recruitment business, Permanent futures , have arranged training to include: Level Three First Aid, Public Speaking, Marketing, PR and Social Media Training. Tom Liptrot, MD: “Futures is committed the continuous development of staff and creating progression opportunities and routes for all. Futures is currently working closely with The Skills…

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22 May 2019

Lightwater Quarries get training for safe and efficient HGV driving through The Skills Service

Ripon-based business, Lightwater Quarries , were a satisfied customer of The Skills Service when they requested a training course that would improve the safe and efficient driving of their HGV drivers. Working with skills advisor Parminder Singh, Kevin Parker, the MD of the aggregate supplies-specialist, found the service to be…

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22 May 2019

The Skills Service makes investing in staff a reality for Castleford-based Hagen Group

The pet products manufacturer’s training programmes began at the end of March 2019. Phil Parkinson, Finance and Operations Director at Hagen Group said: “I’m a strong believer in investing in our staff and have been signed up to a movement called ‘Be The Business’ for a couple of years, which…

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22 May 2019

Leeds-based business BW Legal have received a range of technical and behavioural training through The Skills Service

BW Legal 's Learning and Development Manager, Samantha Cooke: “As a business we are driven to keep upskilling our colleagues to be the best they can be. As a growing company we wanted to explore all avenues to provide the best quality of learning across the board and found the…

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21 May 2019

Anya Krupina & Company: The Skills Service provides funding for ISO training

Anya Krupina & Company is based in York, and supports SMEs to improve their quality and environmental management systems. Anya Krupina, Owner: “This training and funding has been amazing for me. It has allowed my company to grow and offer additional services using our enhanced skills. Without The Skills Service…

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14 June 2019

New project offers 'Skills Associate' opportunities

The West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges (WYCC), is inviting applications from ‘Skills Associates’ to provide coaching for SME employers and their employees who are 'poised…

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13 June 2019

Skills Cafe Launches for Digital Businesses

WYCC is launching a series of events to connect with key sectors in the Leeds City Region, starting with its first 'Skills Cafe' on Thursday…

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