It’s National Apprenticeship Week! – Solving Skills Gaps with Postive Relationships

Posted by on Mar 16, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

It’s National Apprenticeship Week! – Solving Skills Gaps with Postive Relationships

In 2016 alone a predicted 96,300 new engineers, scientists and technologists are needed to replace the retirements in industry. A trio of Leicestershire Cares partners has come up with a unique formula proven to aid the industry skills gap. Leicestershire Cares introduced member company Nylacast to Beaumont Leys School in 2013, through their numerous Employability Projects which have concentrated on the CBI’s employability definitions. The school provides a fantastic vetting service and supports students through their first apprenticeship interviews as part of Leicestershire Cares’...

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Member Firms are Christmas Stars!

Posted by on Jan 4, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Member Firms are Christmas Stars!

Our Leicestershire and Rutland member firms and their employee volunteers have taken part in a record number of Festive Challenges to make it a cracker of a Christmas for charities and community groups across the two counties. The Festive Challenges have seen the volunteers put on parties, shopping trips and other treats for hundreds of people of all ages during November and December. 21 Festive Challenges have taken place this winter, beginning with volunteers from the University of Leicester helping at local charity Coping with Cancer’s fundraising Christmas Fair in Leicester. The...

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Employability Project at Beaumont Leys School

Posted by on Feb 17, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Employability Project at Beaumont Leys School

The 3rd and 5th February saw our next round of Employability Project sessions take place at Beaumont Leys School. 210 students took part in workshops including problem solving, attitude and skills which were led by 26 volunteers from companies including Nylacast, Aurum, Bradgate Bakery, Sytner, Leicester City Council and Access Group. The sessions ran very well, with some companies leading workshops who had never been involved before, and were capped off with a question and answer session with the volunteers as well as a careers fair.   Gail Brown, Education Coordinator for...

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Member Profile: Nylacast

Posted by on Dec 2, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Member Profile: Nylacast Nylacast is regarded as a world leader in the development of engineered plastic solutions. Working with customers from the initial design stages to the end component, Nylacast can select the most performance-enhancing and value-adding material for the specific application needs. These plastic components will often replace metal parts in a range of industries such as Construction, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceutical and Food production, due to their corrosion-resistant, lightweight and high-strength properties, just to name a few. Headquartered in Leicester for over 45 years...

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Employability at New College & Golden Heart #41

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Employability at New College & Golden Heart #41

The 17th September saw Leicestershire Cares Employability Project roll out at another city school. 156 students  at New College Leicester spent the day taking part in workshops for skills, team work and customer services. New College Leicester is the 2nd school to take part in the project and was the first to get the whole year group involved on one day – a big logistical challenge! Gail Brown, Education Coordinator for Leicestershire Cares, said of the event, “A huge thank you to our member companies: Aurum, Nylacast, Bellrock, Alltruck, Leicester City Council, National Grid and...

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