National Apprenticeship Week: How joining GMP can kickstart a new career

“My apprenticeship is very varied and is different every day. I communicate with so many different people and have learnt so much in such a short amount of time. “I had planned to do a business course at college but wanted some actual work and life experience, which is when I found out that GMP […]

Warrington Apprenticeships and Jobs Fair is back for 2023

Back by popular demand, the ninth Apprenticeships and Jobs Fair returns to Warrington Youth Zone next week. Delivered in partnership with the council, Warrington&Co, and The Pledge, this free event is open to everyone, no matter what stage you are in your career. The fair, which has previously been described as possibly one of the […]

Skills Commission to help boost employment skills and economy

Work is under way on a new strategic review of employment skills in Warrington, to help secure the economic success of the borough for decades to come. The Warrington Skills Commission has held its inaugural meeting, at Warrington & Vale Royal College, commencing a new public facing partnership debate on skills needs and opportunities required for Warrington’s […]


In a bid to shine a light on fostering, St Helens Borough Council is launching a week-long campaign to drum up new recruits and celebrate the achievements of current carers who look after some of the borough’s most vulnerable children and young people. Taking place between 23-28 January, Foster Fest will see a number of […]

Make a bright start to 2023 through Adult Education

Start the New Year the right way by learning new skills through the Manchester Adult Education Service. With a range of courses tailored exactly to you, it’s never been easier to gain new skills to land that next job, develop talents you already have or pick up something entirely new.  There are FREE courses available […]

New Senior Information Officer appointed

Liverpool City Council has appointed a new Senior Information Officer as part of its ongoing improvement journey and commitment to increasing transparency. Paul Mountford joins from South Lakeland District Council in Kendal, where he worked for 16 years in various roles including policy development, risk management, performance monitoring and service improvement. Paul has a wealth […]

Post-pandemic boost for Liverpool’s hotels

A new report has revealed Liverpool’s hotel sector is bouncing back to pre-pandemic levels. Analysing data from January to September 2022, the study found that occupancy rates are back to just under 2019 levels. Key figures show: Room sales increased by 63 per cent from 852,599 to 1,389,685 Weekend occupancy is now at 82.1 per […]

Manchester’s Christmas book gifting appeal returns for third year

The book gifting campaign has distributed over 150,000 books to Mancunian children since March 2020. The Christmas book gifting appeal is run by Manchester City Council, Read Manchester and the Manchester Central Library Development Trust. The annual appeal gifts new books to children from low socio-economic backgrounds from all over the city so that they […]