Sponge UK wins award for outstanding learning

Written on 27 November 2015 in News
Sponge UK wins award - group photo

Elearning experts have recognised the importance of creativity and innovation in driving the industry forward by naming Sponge UK as Outstanding Learning Organisation of the Year.

Teaching union is ‘concerned’ over £600m cut to ‘essential’ grant

Written on 27 November 2015 in News
Glasgow University

A leading teaching union has today reacted to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement. 

Spotlight on …Ken Blanchard

Written on 27 November 2015 in Feature
Ken Blanchard updated

Pioneer of leadership and management thinking Ken Blanchard provides a look at what makes him tick.

Maersk Training raise £2,000 for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution

Written on 26 November 2015 in News

A group of brave volunteers from Maersk Training in Newcastle took part in a gruellingly physical and mental challenge by spending 24 hours at sea in a survival life raft.

TJ Awards 2015 – the winners

Written by Debbie Carter on 26 November 2015 in News
Denise van Outen at the TJ Awards

Debbie Carter introduces this year’s successful entrants in the TJ Awards 2015

Spending Review: Apprenticeship Levy set

Written by Mary Isokariari on 25 November 2015 in News
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A new levy on businesses will help raise £3bn a year for three million new apprenticeships, George Osborne has said.

Cutting further education funding will damage economic plan, ACCA warns chancellor

Written on 25 November 2015 in News

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is warning the Chancellor that making further cuts to the Further Education budget will damage his long term economic plan, exacerbate the skills crisis and negatively impact on social mobility. 

Webinar will examine benefits of informal learning

Written on 25 November 2015 in News
Two people taking on a training course

Informal rather than formal learning helps people do their jobs, yet most organisations still focus their learning efforts on the classroom and the course.

Ageing poses risk to Britain's economy argue business leaders

Written on 24 November 2015 in News
Older person with stick

A group of major national and international companies has signed an open letter and pledged to “work over the next five years to help make our ageing society and economy more sustainable.” 

Denise van Outen to host the TJ Awards 2015

Written by Debbie Carter on 24 November 2015 in News
Denise van Outen

TJ is pleased to announce presenter and actor, Denise van Outen as the host for the TJ Awards 2015 Gala Dinner, which will be taking place on Wednesday, 25th November at The Brewery, London.

Aspiring chefs impress at Busy Bees Training’s cookery challenge

Written on 23 November 2015 in News
Busy Bees cooking competition

A group of aspiring young chefs from schools in Birmingham cooked up a storm in the kitchen at Harborne Food School in the final of the Busy Bees Training ‘Greens to Gourmet.'

Apprenticeships crucial to tackling youth unemployment, say policymakers and industry leaders

Written on 23 November 2015 in News
A group of young people preparing to volunteer

The European Commission together with various companies recently launched the European Pact for Youth last week in Brussels to improve the chances for young people of getting a job.

The spiral of positivity – taking action

Written on 23 November 2015 in Feature

Continuing his series on attitude in customer service Steven Harris encourages us to step out of our comfort zone and take action.

Women’s start-up businesses more likely to fail

Written on 23 November 2015 in News
Businesswoman working with tablet pc outdoors

More women are starting their own business than men in the UK for the first time ever with 14 per cent looking to hire more staff this year, according to Official National Statistics during the period of 2008-2015. 

More than half of British workers favour employers that support volunteering

Written on 23 November 2015 in News
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The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, have today launched new research into employer-supported volunteering (ESV).

Spending Review to clarify future of apprenticeships

Written on 20 November 2015 in News
Crackdown on bogus apprenticeships

The future for apprenticeships will be revealed in the Government's spending review next week – answering calls from employers represented by Semta to clarify plans sooner rather than later.

Government failure to help hauliers poses 'real threat to the UK's economic recovery'

Written on 20 November 2015 in News
Road Haulage Association lorry pic

The Road Haulage Association (RHA) asks the Government to help the freight sector address its driver shortage through additional funding in the Comprehensive Spending Review 

New training centre opened by Business Secretary, Sajid Javid

Written by Debbie Carter on 19 November 2015 in News
Sajid Javid MP

Business Secretary, Sajid Javid MP, formally opened a new flagship centre today to inspire and train the next generation of engineers. The state-of-the-art facilities will future-proof the UK manufacturing sector.

‘Dystopian future’ unless we learn to connect, say scientists

Written by Debbie Carter on 19 November 2015 in News
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Globalisation and technology risk pushing the world in into a demoralised, de-humanised state through the widespread dissemination of negative, as well as positive, messages through social media.

QHotels explores brainwaves in ground-breaking experiment

Written by Mary Isokariari on 19 November 2015 in News
Image of a brain

The study of brain activity at conferences to track the changing thoughts, feelings and behaviours of organisers and attendees during a conference has been published by QHotels.

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