Newsletter & Bids 6 2016

 In bids

Dear Members


As we start February a warm welcome to you all to this week 6 of 2016.  Many thanks for this week’s Bids, Grants and Funds from EEVT Ltd (EEVT).   With thanks to SLIC International Ltd. This week’s bids attachment has some 41 plus pages this week.  Welcome to the new 19 members this week.  We go out to over 4,000 organisations and decision makers. To get your copy e-mail

Brathay Apprentice Challenge: Open for Nominations: The Brathay Apprentice Challenge is the official search to find the apprentice team of the year. It is now open for nominations.  Teams undertake a series of work-related challenges to develop new skills. The challenges help teams demonstrate their teambuilding, leadership, logistical and communications abilities. Teams of nine apprentices can be from a single employer, a group of small businesses, an industry, supply chain or training organisation. There is no limit to the number of teams that each organisation or group can enter. Team nominations will close at midnight on Monday, 15 February. For further information or to enter a team, please refer to the Brathay Website or email Apprentice Challenge.

I have three clients look to buy organisations must be with Contracts or a Prime.


Apprenticeship Delivery Board: Membership and Terms of Reference

The government has set up an Apprenticeship Delivery Board to support its ambition of achieving three million apprentices starting high-quality apprenticeships by 2020.

The Board will report directly to Skills Minister Nick Boles MP and work with the National Apprenticeship Service. It will advise on expanding apprenticeships nationally, and aim to increase the number of apprenticeship places that employers offer in both the public and private sector.

David Mellor, Chair of the Apprenticeship Ambassador Network and Nadhim Zahawi MP, the Prime Minister’s adviser on apprenticeships, will jointly chair the Apprenticeship Delivery Board.

For more information regarding the membership and terms of reference of the Board, please refer to the Apprenticeship Delivery Board page on GOV.UK.


I have a client who has £250,000 worth of funding for apprentices you need to have:

ROTO and proved track record for 2 years on apprentices and good achievement rates provable plus normal Due Diligence

Also looking for good Training Providers in the Leicestershire area for partnership working with a well-known Prime is this you?


MRG Services UK Ltd has recently secured funding to deliver BTEC Level 4 and 5 Leadership and Management qualifications and would like to offer this opportunity to members of the Elephant in a Room newsletter. The course is available nationally and is fully funded for all participants, meaning there is no need for an employer or employee contribution. The programme is ideal for people who are in Team leading, Mid and Senior Management positions and covers a range of topics such as strategic planning, market analysis and evaluating objectives. Candidates must be employed and be able to commit to attending one face to face session per month (With some weekend and evening classes available). There will also be assignments to complete between sessions. If you are interested in finding more about the course please contact Steve Wood on 07745 960 687 or email to


The FE sector is in the midst of some of the most significant changes to local and regional government in years.  Local Enterprise Partnerships, employers, local authorities and education providers are being challenged to develop new programmes and opportunities that effectively meet local economic needs.  This event will bring together representatives from the key bodies and give leaders, governors, managers and practitioners in FE the opportunity to interact, discuss the challenges and explore solutions.

Confirmed keynote Speaker Sir David Collins, CBE Further Education Commissioner

Event themes include:

  • Area -based Reviews(Devolution Deals)
  • PREVENT, British Values and Safeguarding
  • Qualification reforms
  • Maths & English
  • Ofsted and inspection
  • Apprenticeships
  • Successful employer engagement
  • Digital Technology
  • Effective Study Programmes

 28th of June Newmarket To reserve your place/s please complete the booking form and email


Andy Wilson has been appointed as the new chief executive designate of City and Islington and Westminster Kingsway Colleges.  Mr Wilson, who has been principal of Westminster Kingsway since 2004, was selected for the role after an interview process with the appointment panel of the colleges’ shadow board, including an external advisor.

Joint strike action will be taken by members of the University and College Union (UCU) and Unison working in FE colleges on February 24 in response to an ongoing row over pay.

The industrial action is set to follow an earlier rejection of a pay freeze for 2015/16, proposed by national employers the Association of Colleges (AoC).


Ok I will not say who but GET WELL soon to a certain person, just take it easy!


A very busy week this week so a big Hi to all the team at Pathway Group, to everyone at No Offence, Pre Vista and the team over there. Also HI to Training Skills UK Ltd, Talented Training in Leeds and Opps Works in Chelmsford and Ipswich. Off to see People Plus, Oasis, Sussex Coastal College and All Dimension Ltd this week.


24 Plus Loans money available must have good track record and must have ability to move fast and have ROTO and compliance and Track Record e-mail me at Steve@eevt.or


Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn  called for a greater focus on lifelong learning, such as the provision offered by many FE colleges, to address the skills gap in Britain.

In addressing a large audience at the University and College Union (UCU) ‘Cradle to Grave’ conference today in Senate House, University of London, Mr Corbyn said the skills gap is “the biggest challenge facing the economy in Britain”, and the services provided by the FE sector are “crucial” in tackling the problem.

“Education needs to be a lifelong process. … I believe that we have a fundamental responsibility to provide opportunities for adults to learn and train to pursue their ambitions,” he said.

“Funding cuts have led to a 35% drop in the adult skills budget over the past five years. The Association of Colleges has warned that 190,000 course places for adult education could be lost in 2015 and 2016 alone. “We must enable lifelong learning in order to succeed as individuals and as a society.” He said that business is now “in crisis” because the number of workers with the skills needed is “drying up”.


Business Development and Partnership Manager Candidate Requirement
A highly enthusiastic, efficient and flexible team member with excellent organisational and time management skills.  They have the drive to take ownership and responsibility with output of an extremely high standard.  This candidate is a strong all-rounder with experience in many areas of Sales and Communications.  They are accustomed to working under pressure to consistently achieve tight deadlines & targets and they are also fully IT Literate.
Must have the ability communicate effectively and clearly in all sectors of Training and Development at board Level.   Working for a London Based organisation with many years of delivery experience. OTE £50,000.00
Overview of achievement and CV to Steve Lawrence at


Would you like to be part of the team that manages a supply chain of both national and local delivery organisations providing offender facing probation and rehabilitative services across 5 regions?

How about working with colleagues to performance manage a supply chain of delivery organisations whose services supported over 2,000 offenders in just one month?

We have Contract Performance Manager vacancies available immediately, working on our Transforming Rehabilitation contract in North Yorkshire and another in Hampshire and Isle of Wight (based in Portsmouth).


Tip of the week I: Get paid to walk via a free app on your phone. Details

Tip of the week 2: 20,000 free tickets to Ideal Home Show 2016 at Olympia in London (18th March to 3rd April). Details


Tip of the week 3: Stay at the 4-star Soar Mill Cove Hotel on the South Devon Coast for £149. Deal includes full English breakfast, 3 course dinner, and prosecco. Details


So from the Team have a great week and keep training



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