PROSPER MAGAZINE: ISSUE 02 | NEWS IN BRIEF
NEW CROP OF STUDENTS REPORTING FOR DUTY AT UNIVERSITY
The University of Wolverhampton has launched a new policing degree which enables successful students to apply to become a police officer in any force in England and Wales.
The first students on the BA (Hons) Professional Policing reported for duty in September.
Licensed by the College of Policing, students taught by experts including former police officers, learn about key policing structures, processes and practices relating to areas of criminal investigation, public order, counter-terrorism, response policing and digital crime, among others.
A PLEDGE TO CHANGE HOW WE THINK AND ACT ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH
Walsall-based charitable training provider and recruitment specialists, Steps To Work, have signed an employer pledge with Time to Change, the growing social movement run by charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, which supports people to open up to mental health problems.
The signing ceremony took place at the organisation’s head office in Walsall, where representatives pledged their support with an action plan of activity that will help to break the silence that surrounds mental health in the workplace.
NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP WEEK
City of Wolverhampton College will be celebrating National Apprenticeship Week in February with a variety of activities and fun social media content.
The week runs from 3–7 February and aims to highlight the benefits of apprenticeships to both learners and employers.
As part of the week, the college will be dispelling the myths surrounding apprenticeships and look forward to championing the apprentices and employers.
The college, which currently supports around 1,200 apprentices working for employers across the region, offers apprenticeships in a variety of subjects including engineering, hairdressing and motor vehicle, as well as work in business, hospitality, IT and marketing roles in companies across the West Midlands, Shropshire and Worcestershire.
20 YEARS IN THE MAKING
Owen Payne Recruitment Services Ltd head into their 21st anniversary year having supported local businesses for over two decades.
Helping thousands in the region to find work, they celebrated the opening of a second branch in West Bromwich in 2014 due to client demand. Originally established in the centre of Wolverhampton the team, headed up by directors, Lisa Lovell and Clare Yorke, have overcome many obstacles including the recession of 2008, and have grown the business through hard work, adaptability and sheer determination.