Stuart Tucker

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Creating a diverse and inclusive online experience for our community

Creating a diverse and inclusive online experience for our community

To support our diverse range of stakeholders who visit our websites, the City & Guilds Foundation now provides enhanced accessibility support online to create a barrier-free user experience. We pride ourselves by going the extra mile to always improve communication and quality of service for our customers and staff. To fulfil this mission, we now provide Recite Me assistive technology on our websites, to enable all our website visitors to customise their experience in a way that best suits...

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Outstanding workplace training programmes recognised in HRH The Princess Royal’s training awards

Outstanding workplace training programmes recognised in HRH The Princess Royal’s training awards

HRH The Princess Royal, President of City & Guilds, awards employers with outstanding training and skills development programmes which have been proven to have significant positive impact on their business or their staff. More apprenticeship programmes have been recognised in 2022, recognising their ability to address skills shortages and increase workplace diversity. The first programme dedicated to improving knowledge on climate change and net zero has been awarded in 2022.

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Applications for the London Creative Network (LCN) Programme at Cockpit open until 08 August 2022

Applications for the London Creative Network (LCN) Programme at Cockpit open until 08 August 2022

The London Creative Network (LCN) Programme at Cockpit is a professional development programme designed to provide free creative business support to craftspeople who have talent and aspiration to succeed. They are now inviting applications to join them from September to December 2022. What's included Whatever stage you are in business or practice, confident communication is key to success. This autumn, our workshop programme will focus on advancing your business practice through communication...

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Unlocking refugee talent to access skilled people looking for work

Unlocking refugee talent to access skilled people looking for work

The City & Guilds Foundation recently ran a virtual event with our partners The Launchpad Collective to examine how to unlock refugee talent to access skilled people looking for work. The Launchpad Collective (TLC) connects employers with refugee talent. Steered by refugees, for refugees, working side-by-side with both job seekers and employers so that roles are filled and refugees are empowered to contribute positively to society. TLC also challenge the systems and inequalities that lead...

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Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) Applications for funding opening 11 July 2022

Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) Applications for funding opening 11 July 2022

The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) awards scholarship and apprenticeship funding of up to £18,000 to talented and aspiring craftspeople working in a broad range of traditional and contemporary skills, from farriery and thatching to jewellery design, glassblowing and millinery.  Our next application round is open 11 July - 15 August 2022 and we are looking for more talented applicants - would you be able to help us spread the word to your members, followers and network?...

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Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) Applications for funding opening 12 July 2021

Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) Applications for funding opening 12 July 2021

We are delighted to announce that our friends at the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust will be accepting new applications for funding between 12 July and 16 August 2021. Talented and aspiring candidates can apply for up to £18,000 to further their education through traditional college courses, vocational training, apprenticeships or one-to-one training with master craftsmen. Please note this information is out of date. For 2022 information see the new post. The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship...

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Free training for a job on the railways for local unemployed people

Free training for a job on the railways for local unemployed people

Local unemployed people are to be given free training leading to a job on the railway network on successful completion of the programme, as the region ramps up its Covid-19 recovery plans. The West Midlands Combined Authority has partnered with the City & Guilds Foundation to create a new training and jobs scheme, which will see 16 unemployed people gain the skills they need to help maintain the region’s rail lines. Funding for the training is being supplied by the City & Guilds...

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The Clink charity launches Clink@Home takeaway / delivery service

The Clink charity launches Clink@Home takeaway / delivery service

The Clink Charity has launched a takeaway / delivery service at HMP Brixton called Clink@Home. This has enabled The Clink to keep the restaurant open during lockdown, keeping prisoners employed and allowing them to continue studying towards their qualifications. Great @BBCNews feature showing the impact @TheClinkCharity has on reducing re-offending. If you live within 5 miles of @HMP_Brixton please support #ClinkAtHome - you'll be helping prisoners to continue studying towards their...

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UK businesses’ training is recognised by HRH The Princess Royal on her 70th birthday

UK businesses’ training is recognised by HRH The Princess Royal on her 70th birthday

HRH The Princess Royal, President of City & Guilds Group, recognises organisations whose training has delivered measurable business impact Businesses continue to deliver excellent training programmes in the Princess Royal Training Award’s fifth year, despite the impact of Covid Recipients from a wealth of sectors including health and social care, manufacturing, public sector and technology all proved the value of investing in L&D to address a wide range of business needs. 14 August...

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