Mark Prisk MP, Minister of State for Business and Enterprise opened a facility on the Isle of Wight that will develop new composite aero engine components. The £14.8m facility will employ 70 highly skilled engineers.
The Isle of Wight Council and Southampton City Council are set to appoint a joint director of environment. The proposal, to be discussed by the employment committees of both authorities, would be for an initial six month trial period and would create savings for both authorities.
Simon Samuels has joined the youth maritime training Academy UKSA as Head of Fundraising as the charity gears up to deliver new educational initiatives for disadvantaged young people in its 25th anniversary year.
Job seekers are spending the majority of their time applying for 30% of visible vacancies, where thousands of other job seekers are also concentrating their time. Learning Links, is trying to open up the hidden job market to help job seekers on the Isle of Wight.
The Federation of Small Businesses and All Party Parliamentary Small Business Group are launching an inquiry into entrepreneurship, as new figures show that almost a third of small businesses at start-up stage have difficulty finding suitably skilled staff.
The Isle of Wight Council has launched a scheme to promote apprenticeships to young people aged 16 to 18 who are not in employment, education or training.
Almost £1billion will be spent over the next three years to provide unemployed young people with extra help as part of a new “Youth Contract”.
Filipino nursing and other staff on the Isle of Wight have been celebrating a decade of dedicated service. Brought to the Island during a time of staffing shortages across the NHS in England many Filipino staff have chosen to make the Island their home and have contributed greatly to both improving the quality of care across the NHS and the diversity of Island life.