Tag Archives : skills


Plymouth skills float the Life Aquatic

A company based on the historic slipway in Oceansgate Enterprise Zone is a prime example of how investing in under-used infrastructure can pay off for Plymouth, for businesses and for the people they employ. Stirling and Son Ltd has just delivered Life Aquatic to Montecarlo, following a keel up restoration of the classic motor yacht. […]


Plymouth, Devon and Somerset bid for more powers to boost prosperity

Council chiefs and business leaders say they want a ‘devolution revolution’ to boost prosperity in Devon and Somerset. They have agreed to submit a prospectus to Government that would result in higher productivity and better-paid jobs, improved road, rail and broadband links and more homes for the region’s growing population. There would be radical reforms […]


Students go behind the scenes at Babcock

One of Plymouth’s biggest employers has opened its doors to a group of 20 young people as part of the Skills Aid Plymouth (SAP) scheme. The students were given the chance to learn about marine engineering through a series of team challenges. It’s hoped the students will have gained a better understanding of science, technology, […]

Skills Aid Plymouth event at Babcock

Developers and companies to draw up plans for skills

Developers setting their sights on Plymouth and companies with large Council contracts will be asked to support the next generation of construction employees through employment and skills plans. Plymouth City Council is the first Council in the region to use both its planning and procurement system to boost the number of people entering the construction […]


Key construction figures to attend Building Plymouth summit

Date: Thursday 19 March Time: 1.15pm Place: Reception Room, Council House Developers will be asked to help support the city’s innovative plan to get more people into construction at a summit taking place next week. Plymouth City Council is hosting its Building Plymouth summit and key figures from major construction companies including Kier, Midas, Ryearch […]


Council launch plan for employment and skills in the city

An ambitious plan to develop a more skilled and flexible workforce in Plymouth will be officially presented for approval to the Council’s cabinet this month. Plymouth’s Plan for Employment and Skills is needed to ensure the skills of the city’s workforce keep up with the demands of employers. Council Leader Tudor Evans said: “Plymouth is […]


New apprentices to get recycling sorted

A group of young people are getting sorted at Weston Mill and Chelson Meadow Recycling Centres as apprentices. Nine apprentices are now learning the ropes at both sites as part of an apprenticeship run by the charity, Groundwork, in conjunction with City College Plymouth. And a further eight will be starting at Chelson Meadow Recycling […]


Commitment to construction skills

Construction companies are being asked to help the Council set up a scheme that puts skills into the heart of significant developments.   Big building firms as well as contractors are being asked for their input on how to ensure major developments have a commitment to increasing training and skills as part of planning negotiations. […]


Good prospects in building for North Prospect’s young

Young people will get a taste of building work in North Prospect as part of a Council roadshow to encourage them into the construction industry. A marquee is going up this Thursday (14 August) at the North Prospect Fun Day which is taking place at Titchy Park. There’s a chance to learn how to build […]


Building skills opportunities across the city

A roadshow organised by the Council will be heading to the city’s neighbourhoods as part of a campaign to give young people the low down on exciting construction jobs on offer in Plymouth. It’s out of the office and onto the housing estates in a concerted effort to talk to youngsters about the skills they […]