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Climbing high with CT Skills

Connor Pitcher had always wanted to get started in the construction industry, however without a CSCS card, it was a difficult process. Determined to kickstart his career, he googled CSCS tests in Nottingham and was tempted by CT Skill’s fully funded CSCS construction course. He quickly signed on and was impressed by how great the…

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Case Study: CT Skills carved my career path

The Goal: CT Skills were offering a short 12 day Customer Service course at their centre in Leicester followed by a guaranteed interview with the Marriott Hotel.  CT Skills worked closely with Marriott to provide local residents with the skills and confidence required to work in a variety of roles available at the hotel as…

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How to build your business on WordPress

The first impressions of building a website may seem tricky, lengthy and something you would leave to a professional web designer. However, many website platforms, including WordPress, are easy to navigate and build from the foundations up. So why choose WordPress? WordPress is SEO-ready, making promotion of your website easier. It’s also versatile and can…

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CT Skills helps dreams become a reality

Jordan Stevens had always dreamed of becoming a Fire Fighter. After volunteering for the Fire Service in Long Eaton for over four years, Jordan knew he had the experience and knowledge to turn his volunteer work in to a full time job. Only one thing held him back. Without his Functional Skills maths level 2…

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Securing employment for Christmas with CT Skills

The festive period can be described as many things. Exciting, jolly, cold…and expensive. The prospect of budgeting for the amount of gifts and everything else in relation to Christmas can be daunting, especially if you happen to be unemployed. A survey carried out by YouGov fund discovered that 80% of survey takers worried they wouldn’t…

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Social Media Measuring and Success- Karis’ Blog

It’s time for another insight into my latest workshop with my Trainer Assessor, Lorna. This month’s workshop was based on the topic of “Social Media Measuring and Success”. In this update I’ll be breaking down the subject and explaining how businesses can embed 5 effective rules to improve their social media presence. Why should you…

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CT Skills helped me secure employment: Case Study

Alex Martelli was previously working in the construction and rail industry. Wanting to improve his education in employability to gain improved chances of succeeding in interviews, he decided to seek out help. He came across CT Skills at his local Job Centre Plus where his work coach guided him towards CT Skills and helped him…

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How ready is your business for Brexit?

Last week the government published its Operation Yellowhammer paper – a report that stated the government’s ‘worst case’ planning assumptions for a ‘no deal’ Brexit. In a time when it’s difficult to separate fact from fiction, one paragraph stood out to me as being a fair reflection of my experience talking to business owners: “Business…