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How Jobcentre plus can help employers

A new YouTube video has been uploaded to or YouTube page detailing how Jobcentre Plus can help support employers. If you haven’t already seen it DWP’s channel has dozens of helpful videos covering subjects from pensions to Universal Credit to interviewing tips.

My Way In – Making your job work for you


My Way In is a new website that aims to help people understand the skills needed for different jobs across sectors with some of the highest number of jobs available right now. Top tips, video case studies and ‘how to’ guides are featured on the website to encourage customers to consider applying to new roles on the Find A Job website.

Free courses for Low Income employees

Take the next step in your career today
We are providing free courses for people who earn less than £20,000 a year.

  • Accountancy
    Hair and Beauty
    Health and Social Care
    Hospitality and Catering
    Eligible courses include:
    Motor Vehicle
    Sport and Fitness
    Teacher Training
    Travel and Tourism

Don’t let finances hold you back.
T 01753 793000 (Langley & Windsor courses)
T 01784 228676 (Strode’s courses)


Free Courses for low pay staff

Free Website Builder with Yell

Yell is No. 1 for managed digital marketing services for all types of local businesses in the UK*, which is why we’re proud to have them as a lead sponsor here at The Business Show.

As part of their Digital Pledge to help small businesses build their online presence they’ve launched a FREE Website Builder. There are professionally-designed templates tailored to your particular type of business, so from beauticians to electricians, there’s a perfect template for you, making it easier to get started.

Not only will your website be fully responsive (meaning it’ll look good on all devices, from laptop to mobile), it will also have secure HTTPS functionality which search engines like Google love, and be easy to update via a code-free drag & drop editor. You’ll also get a unique domain name with matching email address and a marketing toolkit to help your business get noticed. All free!

Choose a website template now, and start building your new business website today.

Already have a website?

Get a free website report to find out how well your current site is optimised for search engines, mobile compatibilty and security. As well as scoring your social media presence, online reputation and business listings accuracy

Find out more here

Would two days free coaching help your business?







If you are planning to grow your limited company but could do with some external support to help achieve your goals then The Growth Hub may be for you. Funded by the Enterprise M3 LEP Spelthorne businesses may qualify for two days expert coaching which can also lead to tapping into other areas of government funded support.


If you would like to find out more then email Ruth on for more details.

Filmmaking opportunity for young people

What is the BFI Film Academy?

The BFI Film Academy course covers every area of the filmmaking process, enabling young people aged 16-19 to gain an NCFE qualification in Working in the Film Industry. As well as developing their commercial and cultural knowledge and skills needed to help make a career in film a reality. After completing the course, young people will have the chance to gain support and progress onto a range of ongoing filmmaking opportunities.

The course is run at Pinewood and Shepperton Studios and there is a nominal charge of £25 – HOWEVER we offer full bursaries (free places) and travel support to anyone who is eligible for free school meals. Each place is worth in excess of £2000 and the programme is run inside each of the studios.

We would be happy to run free taster workshops, set up stands, pop by and meet individuals and/or receive direct referrals for any young people AGED 16-19, remotely interest in film, art, acting, photography, music, business, sound tech, writing etc.

The dates the course will be running are:
– Shepperton Studios – Every Day, 22nd to 26th October 2018 (October Half Term)
– Pinewood Studios –  Saturdays, 5th January to 9th February 2019

Applications can be downloaded from: