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JLR creates 1,000 new jobs to increase UK production

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has announced the creation of 1,000 new jobs at its Halewood Operations manufacturing facility, near Liverpool in the UK. The new positions, which will support the on-going significant demand for the Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Freelander 2, take the workforce at Halewood to almost 4,500 – treble the number […]

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University of Liverpool Formula Student Team – need help

I am the current Engine Leader for the University of Liverpool Formula Student Team. We are currently designing the car for Silverstone 2012, it is a very exciting year as we are having a complete overhaul of the whole rolling chassis. For example we are completely re-designing the un-sprung suspension all the way down to […]

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Employer Ownership of Skills Prospectus February 2012

Ministerial foreword This Government is determined to do all it can to support growth across the economy. Skilled people are essential to securing that growth. It is vital we create the best environment for businesses to develop and train their workforce and to strive for success. There is no doubt that times are tough for […]

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NAA Update: March 2012 – Carol Holden, CEO Six funding opportunities not to miss

There are six important funding opportunities either on offer or about to be launched: Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing Supply Chains; Regional Growth Fund Round 3; Employer ownership of skills; The TSB Low Carbon Vehicles; The Road to Market competition; the TSB Low Carbon Truck Demonstration Trial; and ‘FP7’ 2013 European funded R&D activity Introduction My […]

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NAA Business Excellence Programme Update: Last chance for project funding, and forthcoming events

A total of 24 Business Excellence projects have now been commissioned, worth £323,000, towards which the BE programme has contributed £123,000. By June, it is expected that all funding will be allocated to projects, so please contact us as soon as possible if you are interested in support. In November, I started to promote project […]

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Investing in England's North West - European Regional Development Fund
Partners Department for Business Innovation and Skills Finance Birmingham