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Recruitment news from Cotswold Businesses

PUBLISHED: 13:01 05 April 2013 | UPDATED: 21:25 05 April 2013

Recruitment news from Cotswold Businesses

Recruitment news from Cotswold Businesses

Cotswold business invests in young talent

Recruitment news from Cotswold Businesses

Cotswold business invests in young talent

Flying high with Gloucestershire Airport

The skys the limit for Becky Kiff. The 19-year old from Dursley has accepted a full time position as a Landside Operations Assistant at Gloucestershire Airport, having completed her business administration apprenticeship with Gloucestershire College.

Former Rednock School pupil Becky joined the airport in 2011 as part of the operations team covering duties from reception and check in to flight planning and passenger security.

Head of operations, Darren Lewington said: Were delighted to have been able to offer Becky a full time position. Shes the fourth apprentice to join the Staverton team, underlining the fact that there are some fantastic youngsters out there who can bring a great deal to our business.

Becky said: Im really pleased that the apprenticeship has led to a full time job straight away. During my first few months I went on board the Queens royal jet when it arrived on a training flight and met Lord Sugar, who is a regular visitor.

Gloucestershire Airport is the UKs busiest general aviation airfield and handled 74,000 flights during 2012. It is home to around 40 aviation companies, which employ almost 600 people. Passenger flights operate up to three times a day to the Isle of Man, Belfast and Jersey.

Employability conference at Aston Villa

Cheltenham-based Bright Futures, the UKs largest not-for-profit society that brings together pupils, students and graduates with businesses keen to recruit is running an Employability Conference at Aston Villa Football Stadium on 18 April.Shadow Minister for Universities and Science, Shabana Mahmood will speak.


Businesses urged to sign up to new work website

Gloucestershire County Councils new website www.yes2jobs.co.uk is for businesses and organisations to register the opportunities they have available.

The service will link businesses with the right young people and help them gain employment or skills.

So far, more than 100 businesses, including the county council, have signed up to help keep talent in Gloucestershire.

There are opportunities for businesses to build links with local schools and colleges to attract leavers into jobs reducing recruitment costs.

Cllr Mark Hawthorne, Leader of Gloucestershire County Council, said: So far weve seen a huge amount of interest from businesses who are interested in supporting this scheme.

I would urge any business that thinks it may have something to offer, whether its a weeks work experience, an apprenticeship right up to a full time job, to register on www.yes2jobs.co.uk.

Prospect Training expands Youth Employment team

Gloucester based Prospect Training Services has appointed two new people to its Youth Employment team that helps young people in Gloucester and the surrounding region into work placements and apprenticeships leading to full-time employment.

Sean Johnson is Prospect Training Services new youth placement officer while Chris Williams joins the local company as employment broker.

University and County Council help graduates find work

The University of Gloucestershires new Degreeplus internship scheme, which gives students the opportunity to work on short-term projects in local businesses, is to receive funding from Gloucestershire County Council as part of its Youth Employment and Skills Strategy. The University has piloted internships for students in its own departments and is now hoping to encourage local companies to offer similar opportunities to students and graduates from other universities returning to the county.

Nicki Castello, Head of Careers at the University, said: Our students need to know about employment opportunities and to apply their skills in the real world.

Local employers need to know about the talent here which could help grow their business. Our new Degreeplus internship scheme is a means to address these needs and promote the retention of graduate talent in Gloucestershire.

The funding will enable local employers to receive a small grant to cover the interns travel and subsistence costs. The University will host a high-profile campus event in the summer, to bring together employers and graduates seeking work.

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