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...

Liverpool City Region gets first welding skills centre

A Birkenhead college has become the first in the Liverpool City Region to launch an industry-approved welding centre.The Engineering College's new facility is officially recognised by The Welding Institute (TWI) and offers qualifications authorised by the global organisation.The launch of the new centre, which comes in the wake of a £500,000 refurbishment at ... Read More...

North West businesses receive prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise

North West business organisations have been named recipients of the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise.The accolade, presented annually by the Queen, is given to UK companies which have made an outstanding contribution in categories of innovation, international trade, sustainable development and promoting opportunity through social mobility.St Helens Chamber is one ... Read More...