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Huge jump in workers on zero hours contracts

Nicki Kelly – South Essex College’s head of hairdressing and beauty

College nails new courses

Fight will go on – Unison general secretary Dave Prentis

Unison loses latest court challenge to tribunal fees

Karen Watson – teaches children where their food really comes from

Some kids really think food comes Tesco

Hurrah! The 13 new recruits at Savers Health & Beauty, in Westcliff, had all previously been unemployed

Health and beauty team is the lucky 13!

n Expert in its field – from floristry and horticulture to animal care and agriculture, Writtle College has been providing land-based education for more than 120 years

Writtle College is the place for study and hands-on experience

Most graduates over-qualified for jobs

Jeff Dewing – the chief executive of CloudFM Group, a Colchester facilities management firm which has a range of vacancies to fill from from helpdesk apprenticeships to experienced software developers and financial professionals

CloudFM has 100-plus jobs to fill

Happy – Unsworth Global Logistics received the runner-up award for training and development at the London Business Awards

Essex logistics firm is on a roll

Samantha Hellen – Newsquest advertising director (Essex)

Newsquest may have just the job for you

Hurrah – Essex-based Central Training Group, which is the largest training centre for hairdressers in the country, at an awards ceremony this year

Proud to be a cut above the rest

Honour – Basildon headteacher Sharon Wilson with Stephen Metcalf, MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock, and her Silver Pearson Lifetime Achievement Award

Sharon picks up top award for her work in education

Raising standards – the Trailblazer system is being introduced to address the skills gap faced by the construction industry

Raising the bar for apprentice builders

Fired – Antony Jenkins

Claim Barclays to axe 30,000 jobs in cost-cutting drive

Concerned – Noel Tagoe is the executive director of the education facility of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

Bosses struggling to fill roles as young lack basic skills for work

Youngsters needed to keep our planes in the air

Youngsters needed to keep our planes in the air

Lessons in turf leads to USA

Team up – Andrew Spice, Essex County Council commercial director, Jade Marjurum, a manager in the commercial department with Derrick Louis, councillor responsible for transformation and corporate and traded services

Chance to be a council apprentice

Only way is up – Range Rover Evoques awaiting export at Southampton docks as the UK’s motor industry released figures showing it is breaking new records amid growing sales

Zooming ahead - UK motor industry breaks records

Emily Hamlin – the former head girl, who decided not to go to univerity, is an engineering apprentice at Procter and Gamble

Hunt is on for Essex apprentices

MP – Priti Patel

How jobless have set up 70,000 new businesses

Caroline Dinenage MP – spoke at the Ford event to mark National Women in Engineering Day

Drive for more women engineers

Reuben Singh – alldayPA boss says people want to boost their income and new technology has made it easier for them to have a second job

Sharp increase in second jobs is triggered by new technology

Anita Houser – Solomon Artistes owner says extras have very early moring starts

Rise and shine...as a film extra

Andrew Hunter – co-founder of job search engine Adzuna

Wage gap between graduates and non graduates narrows

Leaving EU would risk rights of employment

Teacher trainer – Roanna Harstad’s company, Free Soul Yoga, is in Wickford

Roanna’s business is to teach yoga and firewalking!

Practical skills – Prospects College of Advanced Technology for these roles is urging Essex youngsters to apply for apprentice places

50 vacancies for apprentices

College sows the seeds to gather farmers of future

Proud – Writtle College floristry student in front of her Ayana Shimazu fantasy tree which was a finalist at Chelsea Flower Show

Student’s fantasy tree is a blooming success at Chelsea

Apprentice –  Sam Smith

Royal Opera House opens right door for you to be an apprentice

My crew –  Simon Collyer, centre, with  Colchester Institute film and media students Toby Harris, Ed Cepaitis, Starr Sawyer and Jess Hastings

Film trainees’ spotlight on work

End of an era – Graham Wilson was agriculture and  commercial property specialist at Thompson Smith and Puxon in Colchester


How Centenary Place will look

Student brickies relish hands-on work experience

Plea to back wind industry

5 picked for blooming work experience

5 picked for blooming work experience

Ground Control – backs the Trailblazer apprenticeship scheme

Helping apprentice scheme to grow

Champion – Ros Altman

L&G backs hiring older employees

Path – Shaun Bull

Building jobs and homes

Site meeting – building trainees at the Crest Nicholson apprentice day led by chief executive Stephen Stone, centre, who wants the new generation to be skilled up

Building apprentices get top tips from construction boss

Cerebral teens win work experience

Cerebral teens win work experience

Firm needs someone who can make a real impact

Firm needs someone who can make a real impact

Grub’s up – a young visitor gets to groom a pigmy goat at Barleylands Farm

Firms get to bid for £50k grants to create more jobs

Relishing a challenge – Jacqui Wellington,

Recruit Jacqui helps RAF Reserves hit a new target

Dog’s best friend – former policeman turned dog trainer Richard Newman with his rescue puppy Amber

It’s now a dogs’ life for ex-police officer Richard

New jobs – Conservative candidate Stephen Metcalfe with Selex apprentices

Praise for high levels of new apprentices

Great outdoors – Hyde Hall Gardens’ latest apprentice Jonah Kirkwood never wanted to work in an office

Hyde Hall apprentice, 16, looks forward to a blooming career

Plea – Alan Titchmarsh with Writtle College graduates. The college provides agriculture students with the specialist knowledge and practical skills required for a rewarding career

Young should look to agriculture for a career, urges TV gardening legend

Green fingers – Andrew Lodge is garden manager at Hyde Hall

Hyde Hall garden boy who ended up as the manager

Trio – Georgia Sleath, Harry Cooper and Floriana Bucolli go to the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy, part of South Essex College

Just the business... students reach finals of national contest

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