Latest updates and stories from Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce and its Members

Apprentices from non-levy paying employers can now choose Cranfield

Cranfield University has been chosen by the Education and Skills Funding Agency to receive Government funding to deliver postgraduate apprenticeships for non-levy paying employers. Non-levy paying employers are businesses with an annual pay bill of under £3 million.

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Bedford College No 1 in region and one of largest in UK


Bedford College and Tresham College of Further and Higher Education have begun the process to officially merge. The colleges have been in discussions since autumn last year and a formal decision was made by the board of governors on Thursday 2nd February.

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Technology Matters for Research Reports

Supplied that there exists a dependence on some type of articles, the skills find writing jobs on line will be simple. In the event you are only starting, among the biggest questions is the best way to locate creating jobs. 

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Raise career aspirations of young women to achieve gender parity

  • BCC launches report on ways to boost the number of women entering well-paid, science & technology and engineering careers on International Women’s Day
  • Findings based on BCC and Government Equalities Office scheme that worked with more than 1,400 female pupils, 38 businesses and 37 schools across England
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Businesses and schools ‘still worlds apart’ on readiness for work

Two-thirds of businesses (69%) believe that secondary schools are not effective at preparing young people for work, according to a major new UK-wide survey of over 3,500 business and education leaders published today by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), just hours before the latest national employment figures are published.

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Career skills in spotlight as schools return

To coincide with the start of the new school term, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has unveiled an ambitious plan to put thousands of young people in England directly in touch with local businesses, to improve the quality of careers advice they receive.

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BCC to ministers: a positive start, but much more to do

The UK government has taken a number of positive steps to support British business in the first parliamentary session since the election - but there are some areas of serious concern that remain unaddressed, says the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), one of the UK's largest and most influential business groups.

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Queen’s Speech is a step in the right direction for business

Giving his reaction to the Queen’s Speech delivered today, John Longworth, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said:

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Advertise in Leagrave

Would you be interested in advertising to consumers and businesses that travel along a busy section of road in the Luton area?

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