Shipbuilding

New £1m engineering prize revealed

Posted on 17 Nov 2011 by

The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering was launched today, with leaders from all the main political parties in attendance to praise the new award.

The £1 million prize will be awarded every two years in the name of Her Majesty the Queen. It will go to an individual or team of up to three people, of an…

Cable pledges to slash red tape for apprenticeships

Posted on 16 Nov 2011 by

The Government has announced new measures to increase the uptake and effectiveness of apprenticeships, which includes cutting red tape to help companies acquire apprentices more quickly.

 

Business Secretary Vince Cable introduced the measures as figures released today show youth unem…

Youth unemployment hits one million

Posted on 16 Nov 2011 by

Government, business organisations and trade unions reacted with shock at the latest figures published by the Office for National Statistics, which saw figures for youth unemployment rise to 21.9%.

The data dampened moods after earlier today Business Secretary Vince Cable announced new measu…