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Recruiters Emphasise Professional Qualifications Importance

83 percent of recruiters see training and qualifications as an important aspect of the industry’s professionalism. The Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s latest CEO webinar revealed the extent to which recruiters consider appropriate qualifications vital to their own performance. The survey came at the same time as a new set of recruitment professional qualifications from the... - Read more

Posted: July 12th 2011 in Education & Training

‘Route Into Work’ Contract Proposed for Schools

Shadow Education Secretary Andy Burnham is to call for changes to the education system, placing more value on vocational skills with schools matching qualifications to the skills employers need, and placing more emphasis on routes into work and apprenticeships over university. The plans would require teachers to give pupils information on vocational opportunities, and aim... - Read more

Posted: July 11th 2011 in Education & Training

Charity Facebook Campaign: The Results

Thanks to everybody who took part in last month’s charity Facebook campaign. In total we raised £136 for charity! We asked our Facebook fans to vote for their favourite charity from a list of six. For each vote received, Distance Learning College & Training are making a contribution to the chosen charity. We’re delighted with the... - Read more

Posted: July 6th 2011 in DLC Features

Guest Post: Distance Learning – Three Good Reasons to Do It!

In this guest post, Mel Adams discusses some of the benefits of distance learning… 1) FLEXIBILITY i) Distance Learning means that you can learn anywhere, anytime, anyhow.  A typical course of study usually requires a full-time commitment, which means giving up a job or other responsibilities. Distance learning is different. It allows you to study... - Read more

Posted: July 4th 2011 in DLC Features

UK Employees are Most Motivated by Colleagues

A study has revealed that employees in the UK consider their work colleagues to be their main source of motivation and job satisfaction. A survey by training course comparison site FindCourses surveyed over 3000 employees in five countries. The results showed that 80% of UK employees listed their colleagues as their greatest source of motivation... - Read more

Posted: June 22nd 2011 in Recruitment & Employment

Government must double spending with SME’s

The UK government must double its procurement spend with small and medium sized businesses to meet its target of giving them 25 percent of all opportunities. The government set the target last year the amount of government spending done with SME’s should increase from around 5% to around 25%, to help boost the economy. Prime... - Read more

Posted: June 22nd 2011 in Purchasing & Procurement

New Programme Offers £600 Training Grants for Women in Science

Women working in science-based industries could be eligible for up to £600 in government funding for learning and development as part of a new programme to support the skills development of women working in ‘non-traditional’ technical roles. The Women and Work Programme is being offered by Cogent, the Sector Skills Council for Science-Based Industries, and... - Read more

Posted: June 16th 2011 in Education & Training

Guest Post: When Management Training Turns Bad

In this guest post, Adi Gaskell, Editor of the Chartered Management Institute’s Management Blog, explains why management training should always be balanced with other career development opportunities to make the most of its benefits… It has become almost gospel that management training is a positive thing.  It boosts skills, improves employee engagement and enables your... - Read more

Posted: June 16th 2011 in Management

Logistics Jobs ‘More Enjoyable than Music Industry’

People working in logistics enjoy their jobs more than any other industry, according to a recent survey. Employment website the Job Crowd asked over 500 young professionals to rate their jobs on factors such as enjoyment, progression, responsibility, colleagues and company. The logistics industry came highest, beating the more glamorous performing arts and music industry... - Read more

Posted: June 16th 2011 in Logistics & Transport

Charity Facebook Campaign: Help Distance Learning College Donate to Charity

Distance Learning College and Training are donating £250 to charity, and we’d like our Facebook fans to help us decide where the money should go. To take part and help raise money, visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/dlcandtraining to vote for your chosen charity from a list of six we’re supporting. We’ll donate 50p for each... - Read more

Posted: June 13th 2011 in DLC Features