Skills Charter supporters The Learning Centre Bexley and Resources plus have announced that they are joining forces to become the Learning & Enterprise College Bexley, providing a single Council-led vehicle for the delivery of learning and employment support in the borough.
A few months ago we received feedback from the borough’s schools careers and education information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) group that our infographics are useful, but don’t provide answers that younger people in Bexley want when considering their futures.
Skills Charter supporter Re-Instate is holding an open event on Friday 28th April 2017 to give Bexley businesses and residents a chance to view their Community Hub in Erith and get an update on the support Re-instate can provide to help people gain and / or remain in employment.
We’ll be there and hope you can be too. Click “Read more” for further information.
Following the introduction of a new legal requirement attempting to fight workplace discrimination, approximately 30 Bexley workplaces will need to publish details of their gender pay gaps before April 2018.
Those who fail to meet the deadline will be contacted by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission and those who discover they have a gender pay gap will be encouraged to create and publish an action plan to address the problem. Click “Read more” for more detail and to find out what the 2016 gender pay gaps were in Bexley.
We’re delighted to announce that every eligible fully signed-up Skills Charter supporter is on the shortlist for a Bexley Business Excellence Award this year! Click “Read more” to find out who made it…
On 23 March 2017, Billy from Taking the Pixels was the guest speaker at the 2017 South East London Young Enterprise final held at the London Borough of Bexley Civic Offices. The event took place to find out which South East London school would progress to the London finals on the path to becoming UK Company of the Year.
Click ‘Read more’ to find out more details and to watch Billy’s speech online.
The Bexley Skills Charter team recently met with staff from Playle & Partners to discuss the Charter and the work already being done by the Sidcup-based business that supports its principles.
Find out how many of the Charters principles are an intrinsic part of the business’ DNA by clicking “Read more”.
On Tuesday 28th February 2017, the Bexley Skills Team attended the Delivering Skills for London conference at the University of East London in Stratford.
This conference, arranged by the London Borough of Newham for the 8 boroughs in the Local London sub-region, aimed to get colleges, learning providers, local authorities and employers in the same room to discuss how collaborative working could better deliver the skills London needs now and in the future.
Data released this morning by the Office for National Statistics show that Bexley’s active benefit claimant count (those in receipt of Job Seeker’s Allowance or Universal Credit) did not change from December 2016, remaining static at 2,020.
Underneath this headline figure, however, changes to the make-up of the active claimant count continue to take place. Read more to find out what they are.
The latest Annual Population Survey data, released by the Office for National Statistics on 18 January 2017, showed Bexley having 120,800 residents in work in the 12 months to September 2016. This gave Bexley a new 5-year working age employment rate high of 79.3% – the fourth highest in London.