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Trade Skills Academy given the thumbs-up by local MP

Skills for Jobs teams up with Trade Skills Academy to find sustainable employment for Essex job seekers.

The effects of the recession in the parliamentary constituency of Upminister has led to an 85% increase* in unemployment over the past 12 months. However, for the fortunate people who come through the doors at Trade Skills Academy, the future is looking much brighter.



65% of Consumers in Bedfordshire Prefer to Use a Business if it Employs Apprentices

With 190 different types of Apprenticeships, covering 80 industry sectors, can your company afford not to?

Bedfordshire companies that employ an Apprentice have an immediate advantage over competitors that don’t, according to new research carried out by YouGov. 65% of people in Bedfordshire are more likely to use a business if it offers apprenticeships to young people and an impressive 89% believe it’s important for companies to take on apprenticeships during the recession.


Supporting Business Leaders in Bedfordshire

Chamber of Commerce Teams up with TCHC to Bring New Benefitis to Its Members

The Chamber of Commerce has recently teamed up with TCHC to offer members a helping hand to improve their Leadership & Management skills. TCHC is a new member of the Chamber and we would like to take this opportunity to welcome them and tell you a little bit about the funding you can receive for training as a result of our new partnership.

TCHC runs the Leadership and Management Advisory Service across the East of England. Since its launch, the service has benefited over 3,000 businesses in the region helping them access £1.3 million towards the cost of training.


Get your Recruitment Costs Down, TCHC has Job Ready Candidates with the Correct Skills

With reports that the economy is slowly showing signs of recovery more companies in the East of England are starting to look at taking on additional staff. But recruiting can be an expensive business. According to the CIPD’s latest annual recruitment survey, the average cost of recruitment is £4,000 per vacancy.

For many businesses, this cost is too high and may even put employers off expanding their workforce. Thankfully, TCHC, a company working on the East of England region’s Skills for Jobs programme, can help companies find job ready candidates with the correct skills for their vacancy. The service is a government-funded initiative, which comes at no cost to the employer or potential candidate.


Is Your Child Starting School in September?

Free pre-employment support available for work returners with TCHC

With an increasing number of families being affected by the continuing credit crunch, the need for mums (or dads) to get a job once their child starts full time school in September has never been greater. For many, the prospect of going back into employment after many years caring for young children can be challenging and one of the greatest fears is that their skills won’t be up-to-date.