BUSINESS: Sedgemoor welcomes a Chinese delegation

BUSINESS: Sedgemoor welcomes a Chinese delegation

Posted: 22nd September 2017
A DELEGATION of Chinese visitors from the General Office of Beijing Municipality Government was in Bridgwater earlier this week. Representatives from Sedgemoor District Council, Somerset County Council, Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce, Business Forum South West and China UK Enterprises were on hand to welcome the visitors on Monday (September 18, 2017). The visitors were…

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BUSINESS: Warrens Bakery opens in Bridgwater

BUSINESS: Warrens Bakery opens in Bridgwater

Posted: 14th August 2017
A NEW bakery opened in Bridgwater town centre on Monday (August 14, 2017) with local businessman James Tucker linking up with what is understood to be the oldest Cornish pasty maker in the world. Warrens Bakery began life back in 1860 and now has three production sites and over 50 stores throughout the country with its latest addition opening in Bridgwater. An official…

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JOBS: Exciting opportunities at Hinkley C recruitment events in Bridgwater

JOBS: Exciting opportunities at Hinkley C recruitment events in Bridgwater

Posted: 11th August 2017
LOCAL job seekers are being given a helping hand to make the most of the Hinkley Point C project through one-to-one drop-in sessions which highlight training opportunities and job vacancies both now and in the future. Staff from EDF Energy’s dedicated Hinkley Point C Jobs Service have started monthly drop-ins at the Under Construction employment and training hub in West…

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PROPERTY: Congratulations to Charles Dickens Estate Agents

PROPERTY: Congratulations to Charles Dickens Estate Agents

Posted: 8th August 2017
A BRIDGWATER-BASED estate agency has been celebrating after being awarded a Gold Award by the British Property Awards for its level of customer service. Charles Dickens Estate Agents in the High Street were the subject of a “mystery shopper” from the awards committee via phone calls and emails. All the estate agents in Bridgwater were “mystery shopped” and the winning…

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BUSINESS: Pot washer Dan promoted to Senior Chef de Partie

BUSINESS: Pot washer Dan promoted to Senior Chef de Partie

Posted: 1st August 2017
A CHEF at the Bower Inn in Bridgwater has been promoted this month (August, 2017) to Senior Chef de Partie after working his way up from the pot washer. Dan Lay cycled up to the award-winning pub, restaurant and boutique hotel eight years ago, aged just 15, to ask for a job, not realising what an astute career move he was making. The 23-year-old, who comes from…

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JOBS: Opportunities for “hidden” vulnerable young jobseekers

JOBS: Opportunities for “hidden” vulnerable young jobseekers

Posted: 13th July 2017
SOMERSET employers are being asked to think about the job opportunities available for young people who have additional support needs. Members of Somerset County Council co-hosted an employer event in Taunton last week where young people talked frankly about the obstacles they face getting and staying in work and their future aspirations.   Bridgwater and Taunton College…

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BUSINESS: Benefits of volunteering with Under Construction and You Can Do

BUSINESS: Benefits of volunteering with Under Construction and You Can Do

Posted: 7th June 2017
THERE are at least half a dozen reasons why volunteering is good for you according to the organisers of an event which showcased the benefits of being a volunteer. Bridgwater’s new employment hub Under Construction, along with You Can Do (CSW Group), hosted the event during National Volunteers’ Week on Tuesday (June 6, 2017). There were hourly sessions from organisations…

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JOBS: Exciting opportunities at Hinkley C recruitment event in Minehead

JOBS: Exciting opportunities at Hinkley C recruitment event in Minehead

Posted: 18th May 2017
PEOPLE in West Somerset interested in finding a new challenge are invited to a Hinkley Point C site operations recruitment event in Minehead - highlighting potential opportunities at the new nuclear power station. West Somerset Council employment and skills staff are working together to ensure local communities are in a good position to benefit from jobs arising from…

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JOBS: Advice Services Co-ordinator wanted by Sedgemoor Citizens Advice

JOBS: Advice Services Co-ordinator wanted by Sedgemoor Citizens Advice

Posted: 17th February 2017
THE Sedgemoor Citizens Advice team is looking for a new Advice Services Co-ordinator to work from its Bridgwater office. The role involves supporting and supervising the team of volunteers to deliver advice services, ensuring that quality standards are maintained. “We are seeking someone with an enthusiastic, flexible approach combined with the ability to work under…

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JOBS: Plenty of ideas for people looking for work or wanting a new career

JOBS: Plenty of ideas for people looking for work or wanting a new career

Posted: 13th February 2017
A RECRUITMENT fair is being held in Sedgemoor later this month and could be the perfect opportunity for those people looking a new career or fresh start. Are you looking for a job?  Perhaps you are considering a change of employment or looking to broaden your horizons with training and careers advice? If you’ve said yes to any of these questions come along to our free…

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