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June 2018

From retail to radiotherapy and a successful career in STEM

Anthony Hall from Gloucester had worked in retail for seven years after leaving school, when he decided in his mid-twenties that he wanted to pursue a career in STEM.

Seasoning, Searing and Shooting at Cowley Manor

Chefs from Bath and the Cotswolds showed off their shooting skills, as well as their cooking skills, at the latest meeting of The Chefs’ Forum this week, supported by GC catering students.

Free courses now available to adults thanks to government funding

A radical adult education budget rule-change is opening the doors for low-earning adults to improve their education and career prospects, with hundreds expected to benefit across the county through Gloucestershire College.

#GCTopTips 10: 5 tips for your last few exams

With the exam period in full swing, if you’ve still got exams to sit it’s common to get more stressed about the later exams. Many students prepare really well for their first exams – building a revision timetable, focusing on the exams they have coming up first – but this can lead to some subjects being forgotten about if their exams aren’t until later on.

‘Taking on an apprentice works better than a graduate’ says Cheltenham accounting firm

Paish Tooth has been offering expert accountancy and tax advice from its central Cheltenham office for over 30 years, and recruiting apprentices for over 10 years. We caught up with Patrick Cooper, to find out how taking on apprentices has worked for the business.

Time is running out to use your levy funds

A recent study by The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and Middlesex University reported that one in four businesses still don’t know how the Apprenticeship Levy works, and these businesses could be missing out, as they only have 24 months in which to use their levy funds before they are transferred into a pot for other companies from next April.

GC raises almost £18k for charity

Gloucestershire College hosted its annual charity presentation and student awards this this month; joined by a number of VIPs to celebrate raising almost £18k for charity, alongside the efforts of and achievements of students across the College.

SMEs urged to take advantage of funded training

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are being urged to take advantage of fully funded skills training for their workforce, available at Gloucestershire College, before the March 2019 deadline.

SWAT students tour Parliament with MP

A group of Gloucestershire College students visited Parliament last week and had a one-to-one ‘board meeting’ with Richard Graham, as part of their SWAT (Serious about Work And Training) course with Betaris.

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