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Everyone in our 21,500-strong team has the opportunity to help deliver first-class services. As the biggest employer in Staffordshire, we reward their contribution by giving them the room they need to develop, the training they need to succeed plus a positive attitude to flexible working.

Brave Carter to undertake IRONKIDS Challenge

Carter CHatting

Being diagnosed with leukaemia would be enough to slow anyone down, but not five year old Carter Chatting from Lichfield. After being diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in January 2016, Carter and his family set about raising funds for the Oncology Unit at Birmingham’s Children Hospital, where he has to attend regularly for treatments. That meant signing up for IRONKIDS ...

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Inward investment team exceeds jobs target as near full employment continues

Right for Business

Staffordshire’s inward investment team – responsible for attracting new business to the county and helping existing firms expand – exceeded its jobs target for the last financial year. Today’s unemployment monthly claimant count statistics show near full employment in Staffordshire at just 1.1 per cent of the county population, the same as last month. This is lower than both West ...

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County gears up for Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire


With just over a month to go and excitement building for this year’s IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire, people are being reminded to plan their journeys ahead of the event. The world-famous competition, now in its third year, takes place on Sunday 18 June and will see competitors complete a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and 13.1 mile half marathon. Last ...

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Volunteers wanted for IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire

IRONMAN volunteer

Staffordshire’s biggest triathlon is calling out for volunteers to help make the 2017 race a great success. IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire is looking for volunteers and volunteer groups to help out at athlete registration, marshalling the course, assisting in transition and handing out medals and t-shirts at the finish line. Groups of volunteers are also needed to help out at feed ...

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End of year claimant count figure released

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The final out of work claimant count figure for 2016/17 for Staffordshire shows continued near full employment in the county. At 1.1 per cent of the local population, this is lower than both regional (2.5 per cent) and national (1.9 per cent) figures, issued today. Staffordshire County Council’s director for the economy, infrastructure and skills Darryl Eyers said: It’s pleasing ...

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Building work gathers pace at new county high school and roads to access business and homes development

Branston School construction

Work is continuing on Staffordshire’s first brand new secondary school for 25 years as new road construction for a major business and housing development nearby gathers pace. Construction began on the 1440 place secondary school on Branston Road near Burton late last year and is progressing well. Nearby new roads to access the Branston Locks developments are being built, along ...

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New business developments set for Staffordshire as near full employment continues


New developments are being planned for Staffordshire business parks as the county looks to showcase investment opportunities to an international audience this week. Staffordshire County Council is focusing on supporting the creation of higher value jobs as near full employment continues. The latest unemployment claimant count figure for Staffordshire announced today is just one per cent of the county population, ...

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Staffordshire apprentices recognized for National Apprenticeship Week

Twelve apprentices from across the county have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to business at this year’s Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Apprenticeship Recognition Awards. The awards, held as part of National Apprenticeship Week from 6 to 10 March gave apprentices, employers and learning providers a unique chance to celebrate their successes. Apprentices working in engineering, finance, hairdressing, business, technical crafts ...

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Budget support for Staffordshire welcomed

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Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, said: We will have to look at the detail of the Chancellor’s announcements, but there appears to be support in the budget for small businesses in Staffordshire, money for skills training and help for  those in need, we well as extended childcare to help parents. Social care is the biggest pressure facing local ...

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Business site developments gather pace as near full employment continues

New Staffordshire business sites supported by the county council are preparing to accommodate hundreds of jobs as their completion gets closer. With continued near full employment in Staffordshire confirmed on February 15, development milestones at a number of sites are being reached on schedule. On Monday February 20, the county council is starting work to improve a junction on the ...

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