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What's New?

New Somerset Employment and Skills Group Launched

Posted on Sep 3, 2014 in What's New?

The new Somerset Employment and Skills Group (SESG), which replaces the Employment and Skills Board (ESB), met for the first time on Thursday 21 August 2014. The Somerset Employment and Skills Group is smaller than the ESB and will focus on a number of high-level priorities. These include working with EDF Energy to ensure Somerset’s residents have the right skills to access employment opportunities linked to the construction of Hinkley...

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July Employment and Skills Newsletter

Posted on Jul 4, 2014 in What's New?

Our ESB newsletter for July is now available to download here. There is more information on our employer skills survey, as well as details of  opportunities for businesses to benefit from free training, linked to key sectors identified by the LEP and the Hinkley Point C development. We hope you find this format helpful, please let us know your views on the...

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Somerset Business Awards 2014

Posted on Jul 4, 2014 in What's New?

The Somerset Business Awards 2014 are now open for entries. Somerset Employment and Skills Board is sponsoring the ‘Skills for Growth’ award for the third year running, with support from the five districts councils and the county council. The award recognises businesses that have not only invested in the skills of their existing workforce to meet a particular business need, but have shown a commitment to developing the Somerset...

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Support for Employers

Posted on Jun 18, 2014 in What's New?

We have added a new Support for Employers page to the Somerset ESB website. The page highlights training and financial support related to training for employers, currently available in Somerset. The page will be regularly updated, as more opportunities become available.

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Somerset In Business Conference Highlights Skills and Employment Agenda

Posted on Jun 5, 2014 in What's New?

The theme of this year’s ‘Somerset in Business’, which took place on 5 June, was ‘Developing the Workforce for Somerset’. Phil Harris, Interim Chair of Somerset’s Employment and Skills Board, was the first speaker to address the conference, emphasising the importance of employers engaging with the ESB. Phil highlighted the role of the ESB and urged employers to engage with the Board to help Somerset’s...

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Forthcoming Events

Posted on May 27, 2014 in What's New?

The Events page is regularly updated with details of forthcoming events of relevance to Somerset employers. If you have an event you would like to add, please get in touch using the contact form or the contact details on this website.

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