EEF: Gender pay reporting pitfalls

Gender Pay Reporting – five pitfalls you should avoid For Managers From EEF To guide you through, we’ve asked our experts to put together a list of  five pitfalls you should avoid   If you haven’t yet got to grips with Gender Pay Gap Regulations, you’ve still got time on …

Undergraduate Sponsorship Scheme

Press release (download HERE)   Manufacturing is an important part of the North Devon economy, and local businesses are struggling to recruit candidates for roles requiring higher level technical skills. National shortages in technical skills compound this problem for businesses in North Devon & Torridge, who see young talent leaving …

Manufacturing Barometer Survey Q4 2016-17 RESULTS

Special Focus: Maximising your workforce efficiency to support Productivity and Growth  SWMAS, would like to thank those that took part in the latest Manufacturing Barometer Survey Q4 2016-17. Your input has allowed us to identify the confidence, trends and opinions from within the manufacturing industry and enable us to lobby local and …

APSCo hints at Brexit ‘uncertainty’ impact

Data from APSCo has shown professional recruitment firms reporting that vacancy numbers flatlined in September. The number of permanent vacancies remained unchanged year-on-year. This is in line with the latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), which reported in October that the overall employment rate stabilised at 74.5 …

STEM Insight Programme – Teacher Work Placements

The STEM Insight programme offers staff in schools and colleges a unique chance to experience STEM-related work in industrial or university settings. More information regarding the scheme is here https://www.stem.org.uk/stem-insight, which also includes a map which shows there are no placement opportunities at all in our region, apart from Exeter and Plymouth …