Date set for inaugural Kent and Medway Apprentice Graduation Ceremony

A group of Kent and Medway partners is delighted to invite businesses, training providers and apprentices to the first Kent Apprentice Graduation Ceremony at Rochester Cathedral on Friday, October 4. Thousands of organisations are now employing apprentices. With the desire to recognise and celebrate apprentices’ achievement akin to that of a University graduate, work is…

Kent Early Years and Childcare Service scoop second national award

Kent County Council’s Early Years and Childcare Service has scooped a second nationally recognised award for one of its innovative products, the ‘Enhancing Family Involvement in Children’s Learning (EFICL) Toolkit – Pathways to Excellence’. In 2016 the EFICL toolkit was also awarded the Nursery World Award for ‘Best Staff Resource’ and we are delighted that…

KCC launches website advice on tackling cyber crime

Kent County Council has launched a special website to help the county’s businesses tackle the threat of cyber crime, following the recent cyber-attacks on the NHS and big businesses across the world. Companies and large organisations are prime targets for this type of activity, and the Federation of Small Businesses has reported that two-thirds of…

Thanet Parkway station consultation

Kent County Council is launching a second public consultation into plans for a new parkway station in Thanet. The new station will provide access to more employment opportunities for local residents by providing access to high speed rail services to London and other parts of Kent. It will also improve investment opportunities at Discovery Park…

Marking the success of the Marsh Million

Scores of businesses and leaders have been marking the success of the Marsh Million scheme to boost jobs and economic growth in the area. They gathered at Lydd Airport to share a series of success stories. Backed by Magnox – operator of the Dungeness A power station, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, Kent County Council, Shepway…