Regenda Group completes acquisition of training company

North West housing firm Regenda Group has completed its acquisition of Alder Training Limited.The expanding company has acquired the commercial training provider as part of its wider strategy to diversify into new sectors.Liverpool-based Alder, which specialises in providing apprenticeships and training qualifications in health and social care, dental nursing, childcare, customer ... Read More...

Construction firms urged to ‘tap into hidden talent pools’ and train vulnerable people

North West construction firms are being urged to tackle the skills shortage by helping vulnerable people get back into work.RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) says providing routes into employment for young people who have experienced homelessness and those facing barriers could boost the talent pool for jobs in the ... Read More...

Edge Hill University delivering £400,000 research project

Edge Hill University is working on a high-profile new project involving Europe’s biggest research and innovation programme.The institution's Department of Computer Science is delivering a £400,000 work package for the European Union’s Horizon 2020 initiative which explores the quality of open-source computer software.The ‘Crossminer’ project will assess freely available open-source software, ... Read More...

Industries must ‘strengthen future workforces with local talent’

The region’s industries must become “infused with local talent” to strengthen future workforces in the face of challenges such as Brexit.Stuart Lord, operations director at Jaguar Land Rover in Halewood, highlighted the importance of apprenticeships and their perception during a panel debate in Knowsley yesterday (3 May).Lord appeared alongside Christine ... Read More...