Should school leavers be encouraged to consider apprenticeships as an alternative to higher education?

According to a new report, young people who don’t go on to study for A levels or degrees are “overlooked and left behind” when it comes to their future employment prospects. The research, which was conducted by the House of Lords social mobility committee, found that there is a strong focus on numbers entering university,…

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Westco Launches Scholarship Programme

Westco is launching a new, fully paid apprenticeship for 18-21-year-olds. The company has already begun interviewing candidates for the Scholarship Programme. Under the scheme, Westco will appoint three young adults to complete a 15-month City & Guilds accredited business administration course. It is hoped that the ‘Westco Academy’ will not only provide on-the-job learning, training…

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Westco appoints Darren Mercer as Operations Manager

Westco has appointed Darren Mercer to the new role of Operations Manager. Over the next few months, Darren will synchronise the various divisions within the business, coordinating the warehouse function, sales office, procurement, and production departments. Ultimately, Darren will be responsible for maximising operational efficiencies and improving the overall service received by Westco customers. He…

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Westco supports the Children’s Burns Trust

Heating and plumbing product specialist Westco is to donate 50p for every Safeguard Thermostatic Mixing Valve (TMV) sold, to the Children’s Burns Trust. The Children’s Burns Trust is a national charity that works with NHS professionals and families to help fund rehabilitation and support for children currently living with burns. In addition, the Trust also…

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How to maximise visual merchandising to increase sales

For merchants, the promotion of products to installers and other customers has always been an essential part of the sales process. However, despite the increasing availability and uptake of digital marketing channels and technologies, what happens in store remains crucial. From layout to special offers, packaging, posters and price promotions, visual merchandising can: Maximise the…

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