Youth Hub Devon to host training and employment event

School leavers will have the opportunity to find out about the range of training and employment options available to them at a special event next month.

Youth Hub Devon , based in Dix’s Field in Exeter city centre, will host the event from 11am - 3.30pm on Wednesday 3 August and Youth Hub Advisors will be on hand for appointments until 6.30pm.

School leavers and young people aged 16-24 years old will be able to speak to employers, training providers and support services at the event. Parents and carers are also welcome to attend.

Organisations currently...

Life’s a beach: The transition from pool lifeguard to beach lifeguard

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 04/14/2022 - 6:29pm

As we head towards the summer are you looking for a new challenge? Pool lifeguards have a unique opportunity to upskill to become a beach lifeguard and gain invaluable skills for life.

As an island, the UK has miles and miles of beautiful coastline, and every year people flock to our beaches to enjoy the sea, surf, and sometimes the sun! With more Britons holidaying in the UK, our beaches are more popular than ever, which means the role of the beach lifeguard has never been more important!

If you’re a pool lifeguard and enjoy the great outdoors as well as being part of a...

people sat around a table at a workshop

Free training and 1-2-1 support for community businesses and social enterprises to help Devon ‘Do Business Differently’

Independent charity Devon Communities Together (DCT) is providing a series of free training workshops as part of a whole package of support for community businesses in Devon.

Alongside the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE), New Prosperity Devon and Stir to Action, DCT is engaging with local communities to support the development of social enterprises, community businesses, community groups, sole traders and anyone with a great idea for their community.

The free workshops begin later this month and will take place in Barnstaple and Tavistock, with online events also...

Cygnet Theatre announces 2022 scholarships in partnership with The Stage

Cygnet Theatre is thrilled to be taking part in the 2022 scholarship scheme organised by national industry newspaper The Stage.

The Stage Scholarships scheme has now been running for more than 30 years, but this is only the second time Cygnet Theatre has partnered with them to offer this fantastic opportunity to potential students. After a huge number of entries in 2021, we have decided to open the scholarship up to two potential students for a 50% scholarship, worth £3,750 each.

Cygnet’s training takes a learn-while-doing approach, giving live performances as an...

Industry-first initiative launches to train radiographers in the independent sector

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 03/07/2022 - 8:36pm

A community diagnostic centre in Somerset is set to become the first independent facility in the UK to offer conventional apprenticeship training to student radiographers, thanks to a unique partnership between Rutherford Diagnostics, Somerset NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Exeter.

In a move to address the growing skills shortage facing the sector, the new model means that apprentices are now able to take part in a three-year BSc (Hons) in Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging through the University of Exeter, which, on top of their studies, will see them based...

Tyler Gray & Mary Puglsey MBE scoop double awards

Unique training hairdressing salon scoops two national awards

Hair At The Academy has been named as winning, not one but two categories in the National Collective Prides Awards! Mary Pugsley MBE is the winner of ‘Exceptional Educator’ and Tyler Gray takes the award for ‘Against the Odds’ at the brand-new Collective Pride Awards, sponsored by Professional Beauty.

The Collective Pride Awards launched by mental wellbeing and suicide prevention charity ‘The Lions Barber Collective’, recognise the hard work of unsung hair and beauty heroes across the UK, who not only deliver exceptional services day in, day out but go the extra mile to help others...

Huge drive for green jobs in Devon as council partners with Retrofit Academy to create energy careers

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 02/21/2022 - 11:12pm

Fully-funded training programmes across all levels are opening up new opportunities in energy-efficiency sector at a crucial time

The Retrofit Academy - one of the UK’s leading not-for-profit training providers - is partnering with Devon County Council to build a skilled green workforce at a time when energy-efficiency roles are more critical than ever.

Drawing on resources made available via the £220m Community Renewal Fund , The Retrofit Academy will deliver a range of fully-funded training programmes intended to create hundreds of careers in the energy sector and...

Local HGV training company wins contract to train 1,400 new drivers

Mainstream Training, based in Clyst St Mary, has won a multi-million pound Government contract to deliver free HGV driver training to those looking to become HGV lorry drivers.

The project starts immediately and is open to anyone, including those unemployed for fewer than 12 months, employees in different sectors looking for a career change and self-employed individuals looking to add a further income stream to their trade.

Existing HGV drivers can also benefit from free training to upgrade their licence category and those who have been away from the sector for a while...

Training and support to help reduce suicide in Devon

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 09/10/2021 - 3:15pm

Public Health authorities in Devon, Plymouth and Torbay are working hard to prevent suicide through a programme of public awareness raising, targeted training for professionals and volunteers, and by supporting local grass roots community initiatives aimed at preventing suicide.

It comes as records show a rise in reported cases in Devon since 2018, with suicide rates in the county - 12 people per 100,000 of the population - higher than the average in England and the South West.

Men aged 45 to 49, and women aged 50 to 54 had the highest suicide rates in England and Wales...

Lord Mayor reminisces on his Grandfather’s link with Pitman Training as he opens new training centre in Exeter

Authored by Jacob Turner
Posted: Thu, 07/08/2021 - 11:10am

This weekend Pitman Training opened its doors to jobseekers across Devon and Cornwall. Launched by local businesswoman Susan De Mey, the new centre aims to help people improve their career prospects, gain promotions or get back to work.

Pitman Training is the leading British training provider and has delivered vocational training since 1837. However, the newest centre in Exeter is looking to help people create their own history. Located on Commercial Road in the heart of Exeter, a number of excited locals attended the centre’s launch event. Amongst them was former Lord Mayor,...