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Council launches Inclusive Employer Award scheme to help out of work residents

A gourmet burger bar based in Worcester’s Arches is the first business to receive an Inclusive Employer Award from the City Council, after giving work experience to two young people who were struggling to get into work. One of them, Lizzie Smith, worked with Mike, Head Chef at The Burger Shop for two weeks in May and has now secured a Commis Chef apprenticeship with the exclusive Cottage in...
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Demolition of former swimming pool to be considered

Proposals for the demolition of the old swimming pool in Sansome Walk are set to be considered by Worcester city councillors. Work at the site was delayed after surveys showed a greater level of asbestos was present than had previously been revealed. Council officers have worked with specialists to reappraise the process for demolishing the building. Their proposals will be presented for...
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Record number of young people attend Worcestershire Skills Show

Worcester City Council is on a mission to ensure more young people are ready for jobs of the future which rely on technology and digital skills. Worcester Bosch and the City Council co-sponsored the pioneering ‘Tomorrow Zone’ at the fifth Worcestershire Skills Show, held at Chateau Impney in Droitwich on 13 March.  The annual event, which is hosted by Worcestershire LEP and...
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Worcester Sixth Form College triumphs at Young Enterprise challenge

Students from six schools in Worcester, Malvern and Wychavon battled it out last Saturday (9 March 2019) in a competition designed to test their entrepreneurial skills. The Young Enterprise ( www.young-enterprise.org.uk ) Spring Trade Fair saw twelve teams of sixth form students selling products which they had created to passers-by on Worcester’s High Street. In advance participating...
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Co-working space opens for creatives and entrepreneurs

A new co-working space for creative and technical entrepreneurs is proving popular with Worcester’s self-employed professionals.  Eight businesses have  rented a hot desk or office space since The Kiln 0.5 officially opened its doors in December 2018 – with a further eleven enquiries in the pipeline.  The Kiln 0.5 is based in the Guildhall on Worcester’s High Street and...
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Residents can help shape future of high streets

Residents are being given the chance to help shape the future of high streets across South Worcestershire. A telephone survey of some 1,800 people is being carried out as part of a Retail Study commissioned to inform the ongoing South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) review. Researchers will be contacting residents by phone to ask them to take part in an in-depth interview which...
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