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Setting up and Running a Payroll System
A brief guide to payroll systems
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Apprenticeships: A cost effective route to obtaining and retaining a skilled wor...
Potentially a fully funded path to hundreds of apprenticeship qualifications.
April 2019 is approaching - Have you used your levy funds?
Apprenticeship levy payers will see funds start to expire in April 2019, this article provides some tips on how employers can spend their levy pot and...
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SMEs & Apprenticeships: Recruiting a Balanced Approach
Navigating apprenticeships from an SME perspective in Swindon & Wiltshire.
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Has staff retention been a problem in January?
How to keep staff following the festive period.
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University Level Learning in Wiltshire – An Evolution
The latest insight into the evolving Higher Education landscape across Swindon and Wiltshire and what is available to you as a business and as an indi...
The Apprenticeship Levy Across Swindon & Wiltshire – Beyond Year One
Looking at the impact of the Apprenticeship Levy in Swindon & Wiltshire.
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New opportunities for architects to grow their own talent
Architects can now offer progression opportunities to their existing workforce or employ new recruits via degree apprenticeships with funding from the...
Higher Education Strategy
See the latest updates on the SWLEP Higher Education Strategy and access the downloads
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Apprenticeships for Small Business
This guide provides an overview of apprenticeships for small business and describes the benefits to business and apprentices.
CDI Certificate in Careers Leadership
New qualification for teachers in schools and colleges to support young people in career development
£80million fund to help SMEs engage in apprenticeships
A short article about the Chancellor's Spring Statement around funding for small and medium sized businesses to help them engage with apprenticeships.
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Higher Futures, Learning and Development, using a love of the past to go forward...
Help for Heroes
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Redundancy Legislation & Procedure
This guide gives an overview of an employee's legal rights, and the procedures that employers should be following throughout the redundancy process.
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Degree Apprenticeships - A New Route
Degree Apprenticeships offer a great solution for those that want to learn and earn.
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Tackling Swindon's skills gap
A recurring theme that Swindon businesses raise is the trouble they have recruiting highly skilled workers
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The Importance of skills in the work place
Leadership and Management Skills amongst the most important for business success.

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