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Council scheme helps legal eagle Dolapo land dream job

Hundreds of people are getting their foot on the career ladder thanks to a work experience programme delivered by Staffordshire County Council. Dolapo Kunle-Ajayi from Stafford is the latest person to benefit from the scheme having landed her dream job in the council’s legal department. Dolapo did a series of twelve-week Open Door work placements before securing her position as ...

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Partners mark start of works for major new road scheme

Work is now under way on a multi-million-pound road project which will boost growth and ease congestion in Stafford The Stafford Western Access Route will enable millions of pounds worth of new housing and business development to take place. It will also improve traffic flow in the town centre, particularly by the railway station. The new road will link the ...

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Staffordshire’s summer employment figures remain encouraging, says economic growth leader

i54 South Staffordshire expansion

Staffordshire’s mid-summer out-of-work claimant count statistics show that the county is retaining a position of having near full employment. Mark Winnington, Staffordshire County Council’s economic growth leader, said every effort is being made to ensure this continues with major development projects getting under way and a new round of skills programmes due to start next month. The claimant count figure ...

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Apprentices take to the stage for graduation

Apprenticeships

Higher level apprentices Naomi Yates and Richard Cumberlidge are just two of over 150 apprentices who took to the stage at this year’s apprenticeship graduation ceremony. The apprentices, from across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, representing over 15 sectors from Accounting to Mechanical Engineering were joined by their families and employers. Now in their fifth year, the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Apprenticeship Graduation ...

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£15million road improvement works for major retail development progresses

MacArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cannock

The latest phase of a major road scheme to provide access to a £160 million retail development and improve traffic flow on the roads around will begin next week. The works being carried out by the county council will pave the way for the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet West Midlands in Cannock, which is set to be completed in 2020. McArthurGlen ...

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Apprentices to be recognised at graduation

Apprentices from across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are invited to attend a special graduation ceremony to celebrate their achievements. Apprentices from over 15 sectors, from Accounting to Mechanical Engineering will come together with their family and friends for the celebration at the County Showground in Stafford on Wednesday 17 July. Now in their fifth year, the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Apprenticeship Graduation ...

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New era for i54 as work starts on western extension

i54 western extension

Work has started on an extension to a major Midlands business park which could generate around 1,700 jobs and lever in up to £300 million of investment. It will see i54 South Staffordshire, on the county border with the City of Wolverhampton, expand to provide much-needed sites of different sizes at what is becoming a globally-recognised high manufacturing employment zone. ...

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Support offered to employees at Kerry Foods Burton

Philip Atkins

Staffordshire County Council leader Philip Atkins has said the authority is working with partners to offer support to employees at Kerry Food in Burton following the announcement of expected redundancies. Philip said: This is a huge blow to people working at the company and their families. Our priority is to offer all the support we can. We will work with ...

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County laying foundations for new jobs as it maintains near full employment

i54 South Staffordshire expansion

Major growth projects which will begin in Staffordshire in the coming weeks will support the creation of thousands of jobs as the county maintains a position of having near full employment. Staffordshire County Council’s economic growth leader Mark Winnington said projects such as the extension of i54 South Staffordshire and the Stafford Western Access Route would boost economic growth and ...

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