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BT to launch new at-cost social tariff in June – offering support to over four million households on low income

From the end of June, BT is set to launch a more affordable fibre broadband and calls package for all those on Universal Credit or a range of other means-tested benefits. This BT Home Essentials package is set to cost only £15 per month, including 36 Mbps download speeds and 700 minutes of calls, or &hellip; <a href="https://www.southeastskills.org.uk/news/bt-to-launch-new-at-cost-social-tariff-in-june-offering-support-to-over-four-million-households-on-low-income/">Continued</a>

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ICT Industry Masterclasses: Huawei’s Free Events for Students in Western Europe

Working with University of Reading, Huawei ICT Academy Programme has launched a free-to-attend event discussing topics related to new technologies. Describing it as an opportunity to &#8220;look through the window of the future&#8221;, the Masterclass goes over 5G technologies, and how they can bring opportunities for people, businesses and society. Upon completing a quiz at &hellip; <a href="https://www.southeastskills.org.uk/news/ict-industry-masterclasses-huaweis-free-events-for-students-in-western-europe/">Continued</a>

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Webinars: Placements in roles across multiple industries

Between now and August, the Department for Education and SDN are hosting several webinars for employers looking at T Level industry placements that are applicable across a broad range of industries: &#8211;Introduction to industry placements &#8211; supporting your workforce development (30 June &amp; 29 July) -Hosting industry placements in office workplaces (17 June) -Hosting industry &hellip; <a href="https://www.southeastskills.org.uk/news/webinars-placements-in-roles-across-multiple-industries/">Continued</a>

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Could you be a School Governor Champion?

Forward thinking digital skills organisations are embracing school governance as part of their people development and talent management strategies. Is it time that you joined them?

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Webinar: Join us to hear from the major projects that are championing skills in the South East

The South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) has invited a combination of future major projects for the South East, including the Lower Thames Crossing, London Resort and Ebbsfleet Garden City, to provide insight into how these significant projects and investments will bolster the skills agenda for the South East.

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2 in 3 builders’ workloads stagnant or declining, warns FMB

A Budget for Britain’s builders is needed to boost slowing workloads and to reverse contracting enquiries and employment A Budget for Britain’s builders is needed to boost slowing workloads and to reverse contracting enquiries and employment, warns the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).&nbsp; Data from the FMB’s latest&nbsp;State of Trade Survey&nbsp;for November to December 2020, &hellip; <a href="https://www.southeastskills.org.uk/news/2-in-3-builders-workloads-stagnant-or-declining-warns-fmb/">Continued</a>

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Highways England calls on locals in search for first Lower Thames Crossing apprentices

Highways England has launched a new recruitment drive to find the first cohort of apprentices to join the ambitious Lower Thames Crossing project, the single largestroad investment scheme in 35 years. The project is encouraging local people near the proposed scheme to find six project management apprentices. The proposed Lower Thames Crossing has an important &hellip; <a href="https://www.southeastskills.org.uk/news/highways-england-calls-on-locals-in-search-for-first-lower-thames-crossing-apprentices/">Continued</a>

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South East LEP unveils new website to offer best skills and digital training to South East businesses and residents

The brand-new South East Skills website is designed to provide a one-stop repository of information, including data and intelligence, guidance and opportunities for skills and digital training information for both businesses and individuals.

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Top Up To Teach – Helping Families Get Data for Home Learning

Digital poverty affects hundreds of thousands of families in the UK. This is just a small initiative to change things for families in East Kent. Many families have more than one child and only one device. The government promised laptops for all children who couldn’t access the internet at home, but this has not materialised &hellip; <a href="https://www.southeastskills.org.uk/news/top-up-to-teach-helping-families-get-data-for-home-learning/">Continued</a>

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