LMI Bulletin 21/09/2018 (Issue 385)
Produced by the LMI Team at Education Development Trust
LMI Bulletin 21/09/2018 (Issue 385)
Job Gains and Losses
The Tees Advanced Manufacturing Park, next to the River Tees at Newport Bridge, is underway with the ritual earth breaking moment carried out by Business Secretary Greg Clark MP. The aim is for the Park to be the home to at least 17 businesses and up to 1,000 jobs(Teesside Live)
Plans have been submitted for a retail park in Amble in Northumberland at the ex Northumberland Foods site. The proposal is from Arch Developments and Morrissons Supermarkets and if successful, is due to open next year, creating around 200 jobs (Northumberland Gazette)
A new restaurant is to open on the Newcastle Quayside. St Vincent will be in the Live Theatre site and will be recruiting full and part-time staff. (Bdaily)
Two new food outlets are opening in Washington. Greggs and Food Warehouse will be creating jobs at Washington Retail Park (ChronicleLive)
Customer Service, Retail and Hospitality Jobs Fair
A customer service, retail and hospitality jobs fair is being held at St James Park, Newcastle on the 4th of October between 12 and 3.30 in the Moncur Suite. For registration details, see the attached flyer. The link will take you to the registration page.
Amazing Apprenticeships Posters
A reminder that the Amazing Apprenticeships website has many downloadable resources on apprenticeships. As it is the start of a new academic year, we particularly like this one https://amazingapprenticeships.com/resource/5-extra-curricular-activities-that-look-great-on-your-cv/ which gives students/pupils some ideas around how they can enhance their CV by participating in extra curricular activities.
Civil Service Faststream
The Civil Service Faststream recruitment opened up on the 20th September. Faststream is the Civil Services's graduate recruitment programme. In their words
"The Civil Service Fast Stream is recognised as one of the best talent schemes in the country. The scheme is currently ranked second in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers and holds The Times Graduate Recruitment Award for Public Sector Graduate Employer of Choice.
We are committed to recruiting people from a range of different backgrounds and our programmes have won multiple awards for diversity and inclusivity.
We need talented people to lead the future Civil Service and Fast Stream is the fastest route to real leadership.
The Fast Stream 2019 campaign will open for applications on 20th September."
Decisions of Adult Learners
From the start of the 2019 academic year, the mayoral combined authorities (MCAs) in England will have responsibility for their adult education budgets. In the North East, this means the Tees Valley MCA. Another related policy change is the National Retraining Scheme which was announced in the Autumn 2017 budget with the aim of helping people gain the skills to progress into work or progress at work.
The question of what motivates adults to learn is the subject of a study for the DfE from the Kantar Learning and Work Institute. This describes the decision to go ahead with learning is triggered at the tipping point when the pros outweigh the cons. Their are also descriptions of types of leaner, which you may recognise in yourself such as defiant learner, exhausted learner or even outcome-focussed learner. There is also a reference to the role of the National Careers Service on providing adults who have arrived at the 'active contemplation' stage, with clear and accessible information about the costs and benefits of undertaking learning.