News from 2017

Supporting National Apprenticeship Week

We are highlighting apprenticeship opportunities across the borough as part of National Apprenticeship Week. National Apprenticeship week takes place this week and along with our arm-length Skills and Growth Company, we are urging those considering their futures to think about an apprenticeship. We are using case studies...

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The reach widens for superfast broadband

A new campaign has been launched to raise awareness of the increased coverage of superfast broadband across Cheshire, Halton and Warrington. The drive is being delivered by the Connecting Cheshire Partnership, made up of four Cheshire councils, infrastructure provider Openreach and the UK government, with funding...

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Employers supported to recruit more apprentices

The council’s arms-length Skills and Growth Company has published a new directory to promote businesses’ apprentice schemes – to help boost opportunities for school leavers. The first edition of the apprenticeship directory features 23 employers across the borough, ranging from multi-nationals AstraZeneca, Barclays and Siemens to...

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Schools rise to a stock market challenge

More than 150 youngsters from across Cheshire East took part in a trading challenge that put their financial skills and acumen to the test on a virtual stock exchange. Congleton Town Hall was transformed into a fictional stock exchange, in partnership with local employers, where teams...

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Digital+ creating plenty of ‘hits’ for businesses

The Connecting Cheshire Digital+ business support programme has now helped more than 100 small firms since its launch in May. Cheshire East Council’s Digital+ programme provides small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMEs) with free expert support on digital marketing and technology, including social media and cloud computing, as well...

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