Tag: skills

Birmingham Skills Investment Plan set for approval

By on 11/02/2016 in Cllr Holbrook, News with 0 Comments

Cabinet is set to approve the adoption of a plan to tackle the long-standing issue of low skills in Birmingham by ensuring people of all ages are equipped with the skills they need to secure sustainable and well-paid jobs. Developed in conjunction with partners, the Birmingham Skills Investment Plan (BSIP) sets out the challenges relating […]

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City working hard to address skills and employment issues

By on 28/01/2016 in Blog, Cllr Holbrook with 0 Comments

Cllr Penny Holbrook, Cabinet Member for Skills, Learning and Culture, writes about the challenges Birmingham faces – as highlighted in a new Centre for Cities report – and what is being done to tackle them…

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One World Express buys into Birmingham

By on 27/01/2016 in Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

International e-commerce and logistics company One World Express is opening its new state-of-the-art global distribution hub in Birmingham, having acquired the 100 year lease on a new site at Woodgate Business Park for £3 million.

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Grand Central: On track for jobs and skills

By on 03/11/2015 in Cllr Holbrook, Future Council, News with 0 Comments

A campaign targeting areas of high unemployment helped almost 450 unemployed Birmingham residents into work at the city’s spectacular Grand Central development.

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Youth unemployment continues to fall in Birmingham

By on 27/05/2015 in Cllr Holbrook, News with 0 Comments

Unemployment among 18 to 25-year-olds in Birmingham is continuing to fall, new figures have revealed. The latest figures show that the youth unemployment rate in the city currently stands at 9.1 per cent – down from 12.4 per cent in April 2014. This comes just months after Birmingham City Council gave the formal go-ahead to […]

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East Birmingham Prospectus for Growth launched

By on 24/02/2015 in Cllr Ali, Cllr Holbrook, Leader with 0 Comments

A strategy aimed at regenerating east Birmingham and improving opportunities for the area’s residents has today been launched. The East Birmingham Prospectus for Growth sets out the commitment of Birmingham City Council to deliver positive change through employment and skills, improving connectivity, and delivering growth. Sir Albert Bore, leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “These […]

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Welcome for Skills Show staying at NEC

By on 10/11/2014 in News with 0 Comments

Councillor Penny Holbrook, cabinet member for skills, learning and culture at Birmingham City Council, has welcomed the announcement that the national Skills Show will be held at the NEC for the next two years. The Skills Show, which runs from 13 to 15 November this year, has been held at the NEC since its launch […]

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Investing in our young people

By on 12/03/2014 in Blog, Cllr Ali with 0 Comments

[field name=iframe] Click on the audio file above to hear Cllr Ali’s comments on the work the council is doing to help apprentices I met a young lad the other day who had been named the 100th apprentice to be appointed to work on New Street station. He reminded me of all the fantastic success […]

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100th apprentice for New Street station

By on 07/03/2014 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

The team redeveloping Birmingham New Street station is celebrating the appointment of the 100th apprentice to the project. James Skyrme, from Birmingham, is the 100th apprentice to be recruited to work on site at Birmingham New Street as an apprentice for local demolition firm Coleman & Company. The milestone coincides with National Apprenticeship Week which […]

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Media Watch – Sep 13

By on 13/09/2013 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories Library welcomes 100,000th visitor through its doors (Birmingham Mail) More than 100,000 people have now used the new Library of Birmingham since it opened. Skills task force to help with JLR expansion plan (Birmingham Mail) A special skills taskforce is being launched to tackle the feared shortage of skilled workers […]

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