Heart of South West LEP awards almost £190k to local businesses as second round of grant scheme is announced

Two companies based in the heart of the south west area have secured almost £190k between them from an inward investment fund launched by the HotSW LEP last autumn. The HotSW LEP ERDF Inward Investment Support Grant Scheme is a £900k fund designed to boost economic recovery and create new …

Petroc launches Annual Apprenticeship Awards and local Manufacturers take the lead!

The Annual Petroc Apprenticeship Awards recognise and reward the exceptional work and results gained by employers and apprentices who work alongside Petroc. This year, with the exceptional challenges that businesses and individuals have had to face, it is even more important to honour and recognise their dedication and commitment. The …

Welcome to SWIoT – Where career ambition meets advanced technical training

Petroc will soon open their new state of the art  SWIoT facility at their North Devon Campus They hope to be able to invite you all to visit pending current government restrictions. In the meantime please read more here and see details of courses that will be on offer in …

North Devon Employers Celebrate National Apprenticeship Week

Celebration, awards and most importantly, careers have been highlighted this week. 8th-14th February has marked National Apprenticeship week and there’s been plenty of information on hand from Petroc College as well as news and testimonials from local businesses. A few videos that have been posted on social media are linked …

HotSW Careers Hub virtual careers event “Which Way?” is coming ……..!!!

We are delighted to be working with Learn By Design in order to deliver a virtual careers event to showcase local employment & education opportunities and support young people across schools and colleges within the LEP area of Devon, Somerset, Torbay and Plymouth. The event will provide you with the …

Building Capable Processes – SWMAS Fully Funded Course

If you are frustrated by quality issues within your company processes, this training is for you! Calling on established Lean and Six Sigma methods, this session will demonstrate ways of identifying and removing problems to move towards 100% process capability…how good can you get? This practical and straightforward learning will …

Make UK: Right to work checks for European nationals from January 2021

Free movement under European law will end in the UK on 31 December 2020. Europeans who began living in the UK by that point will retain the right to work provided they apply for status under the EU Settlement Scheme. They will have until the end of the Grace Period …