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Eddisons secures £13m funding for academy schools

Property consultant Eddisons, which is based in Leeds, has secured more than £13m for schools across the UK to improve buildings and other school facilities through the Government’s Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) programme. CIF is an annual bidding round for academy trusts and sixth form colleges under which schools can apply

University launches funded support package for young businesses

Ambitious young businesses across the region are being encouraged to tap into a new package of support available from the University of Bradford. The University’s Young Business Pathway offers a wrap-around service which includes specialist advice, one to one support, action learning and workshops on key topics such as sales, finance,

Leeds Trinity students battle it out in business start-up competition

Aspiring entrepreneurs from Leeds Trinity University have taken part in a Dragons’ Den style Business Start-up Competition. Students at the University submitted business plans before pitching their ideas to a panel of Leeds Trinity alumni who have set up successful businesses, which included Rich Hayden, Director at Rejuvenate Productions; Patricia Miller

Trade Skills 4U set for expansion with new £1m Yorkshire site

Electrical training course provider, Trade Skills 4U (TS4U), has announced the launch of a new state-of-the-art training facility in Leeds, as it looks to target aspiring electricians in the Yorkshire and North East regions. Established in 2005, the Gatwick-headquartered business specialises in electrical training, delivering courses to over 3,000 students per

Budding engineers across Yorkshire invited to get careers on track

Budding engineers in Yorkshire are invited to visit the brand new National College for High Speed Rail on Carolina Way, for its open day next week, where they can find out about the training opportunities and employer connections offered at the largest of five new government-backed, employer-led national colleges. 2018 is

Transport planning apprentices pen award winning success

Two transport planning apprentices from Leeds College of Building will have their work published in a national magazine having each won a coveted award from the UK association for the promotion of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS-UK). First year student at Leeds College of Building, Daniel Johnson, took first place in the

Government urged to stop holding young people back over UTC decision

Business and education leaders in Doncaster have reminded the Government that an answer has not yet been made on their joint application for a University Technical College (UTC) to serve young people across the borough. As soon as it is given the green light, the College will provide a STEM (science,

Software pioneer APD backs employer-led school and drive to develop tech talent

APD Communications is backing the drive to develop a new generation of tech talent by supporting Hull’s employer-led school. The company – a market leader in developing software for emergency services organisations and mission-critical operations – has become a Major Partner of the pioneering Ron Dearing University Technical College (UTC). APD’s support

SES Engineering Services’ Hovercraft Challenge inspires York’s budding female engineers

With the government declaring 2018 The Year of Engineering, SES Engineering Services (SES) has set out to inspire the next generation of female engineers by hosting its annual Hovercraft Day challenge at The Mount School. Returning for a fifth year, the action-packed event proved that girls from eight local schools across