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Nov 9, 2015
Press Release by Adrian Oldfield

Is it time politicians stopped setting the skills agenda?

If you listen to the election rhetoric being spouted by the Tories and Labour, its clear that neither side has a clue about how bridge the skills gap and support young people into work .What concerns me though is that politicians don't seem to understand at which point an intervention is critical, not just for the young people concerned but for employers struggling to fill vacancies from the apprentice talent pool.Labour are pledging a guaranteed apprenticeship if young people gain the required…See More
Feb 18, 2015
Press Release by Adrian Oldfield

Careers guidance in schools: Fail to prepare, prepare to fail

Careers guidance in schools: Fail to prepare, prepare to failBy: Adrian Oldfield, Chairman at ZootAlore Published: Friday, January 23, 2015 - 11:09 GMT The world is changing! It has changed so much over the past two decades we can no longer expect a job for life, or even expect to use one set of skills…See More
Jan 26, 2015
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Mar 21, 2014
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Jan 6, 2014
Press Release by Adrian Oldfield

Mandatory work experience e-petition

We have over One Million young people unemployed/NEET The figure above is shocking, but it will only get worse! Those of us who are being asked to find work for 16-24 yr old job seekers see the many barriers to getting young people into work. Employers have a very rich labour market to source candidates from, our young people are competing with a huge number of applicants from older job seekers and migrant workers and each year the numbers swell. There are many contributors to youth…See More
Jun 4, 2013
Press Release by Adrian Oldfield

With age comes experience. With youth comes opportunity. Work experience has never been more important

PRESS RELEASEWORK EXPERIENCE. WITH AGE COMES EXPERIENCE, WITH YOUTH COMES OPPORTUNITYThe country has just seen another successful National Apprenticeship Week and as a result many more employers are considering the role that young people can play in their workforce.Apprenticeships work! They provide a structured route into employment for young people and give employers the opportunity to create diversity in their workforce. It’s also proven that existing staff members benefit from the training…See More
Apr 2, 2013
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"Join our campaign to DITCH THE CV!!!"
Jan 30, 2013
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Jan 24, 2013
Press Release by Adrian Oldfield

Big Academy Opens in Sheffield

The Big Academy is growing! We are very pleased to announce the launch of a dedicated recruitment team based in South Yorkshire's steel city Sheffield. The team headed up by Melody Justice is already placing apprentices with companies all over England. Melody's team is currently made up of Dominic Millington, a Recruitment…See More
Jun 13, 2012
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Dec 12, 2011
Press Release by Adrian Oldfield

“BUSINESSES ARE PREYING ON THE UNEMPLOYED AND AMBITIOUS.” SAYS BIG ACADEMY

“BUSINESSES ARE PREYING ON THE UNEMPLOYED AND AMBITIOUS.” SAYS COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY Yorkshire-based education and employment specialists, The Big Academy, have hit out at media reports that show graduates and young people are paying for internships.The Big Academy’s Head of Curriculum, Stephanie Wilkinson, said:…See More
Dec 12, 2011
Press Release by Adrian Oldfield

ZootAlore! Launches SEN platform - MyLife

ZootAlore! Community Foundation is a not-for-profit community interest company committed to developing exciting, engaging and easily accessible resources for a wide range of young people in order to help them into work/training and give access to a wider range of support groups enabling them to lead more independent lives. In line with this, we have created a new web based platform which is designed to specifically support the wide range of needs experienced by Learners with Learning…See More
Oct 7, 2011
Press Release by Adrian Oldfield

Big Academy Launch

Big Academy launches to help tackle rising youth unemployment  WITH youth unemployment in the UK steadily on the increase, a new organisation has launched today that hopes to help re-shape the nation’s approach to the growing problem. The Big Academy is a new, non-profit organisation that has been created to help tackle the rising numbers of young people out of work by creating opportunities for all young people regardless of their social or academic background. Set up by the ZootAlore! Group,…See More
Jun 8, 2011
Press Release by Adrian Oldfield

New addition to the ZootAlore! team

For more information please contact:Katie Portman07999 000 840press@zootalore.com  31 May 2011 For immediate release: New addition to the ZootAlore! team BARNSLEY-based recruitment and training specialists, the ZootAlore! Group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephanie Wilkinson as Educational Resource Manager. Stephanie - who has over 10 years experience working in the education sector - will be responsible for developing all curriculum…See More
May 31, 2011

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Is it time politicians stopped setting the skills agenda?

If you listen to the election rhetoric being spouted by the Tories and Labour, its clear that neither side has a clue about how bridge the skills gap and support young people into work .

What concerns me though is that politicians don't seem to understand at which point an intervention is critical, not just for the young people concerned but for employers struggling to fill vacancies from the apprentice talent pool.

Labour are pledging a guaranteed apprenticeship if young…

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Released on February 17, 2015 at 22:44 —

Careers guidance in schools: Fail to prepare, prepare to fail

Careers guidance in schools: Fail to prepare, prepare to fail

By: Adrian Oldfield, Chairman at ZootAlore

Published: Friday, January 23, 2015 - 11:09 GMT…
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Released on January 23, 2015 at 11:39 —

Mandatory work experience e-petition

We have over One Million young people unemployed/NEET

 

The figure above is shocking, but it will only get worse! Those of us who are being asked to find work for 16-24 yr old job seekers see the many barriers to getting young people into work. Employers have a very rich labour market to source candidates from, our young people are competing with a huge number of applicants from older job seekers and migrant workers and each year the numbers swell.

 

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Released on June 4, 2013 at 11:19 —

With age comes experience. With youth comes opportunity. Work experience has never been more important

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WORK EXPERIENCE. WITH AGE COMES EXPERIENCE, WITH YOUTH COMES OPPORTUNITY



The country has just seen another successful National Apprenticeship Week and as a result many more employers are considering the role that young people can play in their workforce.



Apprenticeships work! They provide a structured route into employment for young people and give employers the opportunity to create diversity in their workforce. It’s also proven that… Continue

Released on March 28, 2013 at 22:15 —

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At 9:18 on July 2, 2010, FEnews said…
Hi Adrian

Welcome to the FE Community.

It's great you have joined the FE Community - we're looking forward to your press releases and event info.

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Gavin
 
 
 

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