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Small Business Ideas
Small Business Ideas

Small Business Ideas

Today Tens and Thousands of people are considering starting a home based business and for good reasons. On average, people can expect to have two and three careers during their work life. Those leaving one career of ten think about second or third career move being to their own home. People who have been part of the traditional nine-to-five work force and are on the verge of retiring from that life are thinking of what to do next. The good news: Starting a homebased business is within reach of almost anyone who wants to take a risk and work hard.

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Thinksmart - Apprentice Travel Scheme
Thinksmart - Apprentice Travel Scheme

If you are a resident of Gloucestershire employed in a Gloucestershire Apprenticeship and are aged 16-24, you may be entitled to a free Thinksmart bus pass for journeys to and from your work placement. 

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Want to offer more high-level apprenticeships?
Want to offer more high-level apprenticeships?

Gloucestershire County Council has commissioned Prospect Training Services (PTS) to promote the Apprenticeship Agenda, engaging employers in the county on the value and benefit of recruiting an apprentice. 

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National Guidance Research Forum
National Guidance Research Forum

LMI Future Trends - Labour Market Information

LMI Futures Trends has labour market information on 25 sectors and broad occupational groups, focusing on future changes in the labour market and skills. 

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National Careers Service
National Careers Service

Providing careers advice and information on a wide range of jobs, training course resources and funding.

  • Careers advice
  • Courses and learning
  • CV Builder
  • Job profiles
  • Skills Health Check
  • Write a Covering Letter
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LMI For All
LMI For All

Careerometer Widget

LMI For All provides an easily customisable widget. This allows you to explore and compare key information about specific jobs, to help you identify the right career for you.

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ICould
ICould

Icould is a small, dynamic charity, providing career inspiration and information for young people. We show what is possible in work and offer different ways to think about careers through free access to over 1000 personal video stories, detailed job information, plus practical tips, insight and advice.

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Unifrog
Unifrog

Unifrog connects your students to the best courses and apprenticeships, and lets you track their progress whilst making it simple and saving loads of time. For more information or for access to this website, contact Tom Haywood-Pope at tom@unifrog.org or on 0785 044 9118.

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Gloucestershire College’s Course Guide 2016/2017
Gloucestershire College’s Course Guide 2016/2017

For more information about Gloucestershire College's 2016/17 courses, please refer to their Course Guide.

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Innovation Fund 2015 Invitation
Innovation Fund 2015 Invitation

Gloucestershire County Council has announced the latest round of grants from the YES  Innovation Fund.  Applications are invited from organisations working with young people  furthest from the labour market to help them gain employability skills that will increase their chances of employment or starting their own business. The Fund is intended to help new projects test ideas and is not available to provide on-going support to pre-existing projects. Applications must be submitted by Wednesday 7th October 2015. 

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