New city centre cafe will help former drug and alcohol abusers back to work

Wharfedale Observer: Director of Finance, Martin Brook, at the site of the new Bridge cafe on North Parade

7:11am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A NEW city centre cafe and bakery will help former drug and alcohol abusers get back into work.

Plans revealed for new business park set to create 1,000 jobs for Bradford

Wharfedale Observer: North Bierley proposed business park site

5:02am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

PLANS have been revealed today for a new business park development in Bradford that could create up to 1,000 jobs.

Search Station offers jobs, volunteering and utilities advice in Braithwaite

Wharfedale Observer: Community development worker Karen Wadsworth, right, and Rainbow Centre adminsitrator Rebecca Simmonds with the search service equipment (10477353)

3:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE SEARCH Station is up and running at the Rainbow Children’s Centre in Braithwaite, Keighley.

Number of jobseekers in Bradford falls

Wharfedale Observer: Bradford job centre

7:14pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE number of jobseekers across the Bradford district has fallen for the second month running, with the figures described as "great news" - especially for young people wanting to find work.

Yorkshire entrepreneurs confident of growing turnover and jobs

Wharfedale Observer:

1:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE future is bright among northern entrepreneurs after a huge increase in their headcount over the past year, according to a new survey.

Poverty fears over new job-search rules as benefits changes loom

Wharfedale Observer: An increase in the rate of job creation is expected for the rest of the year, a survey found.

4:37pm Monday 8th September 2014

LAST year David Clapson had his benefits stopped. The 59-year-old former British soldier was found dead at home.

Jobs created at tool hire firm Brandon Hire

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11:30am Monday 8th September 2014

THREE jobs have been created – with more in the pipeline as trade grows – at the new Bradford branch of a national tool hire company.

Government warns city's unemployed: 'Look for work from nine to five or face losing benefits'

Wharfedale Observer: PILOT: Jobcentre Plus offices in Bradford, Shipley and Keighley are trialling the scheme

5:44pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

UNEMPLOYED people in Bradford must hunt for jobs from “nine to five" or be stripped of benefits, under a controversial new crackdown.

Shops and leisure complex at former Morrisons' headquarters could provide jobs boost

Wharfedale Observer: How the retail and leisure development on the site of the former Morrisons HQ could look.

8:03am Monday 18th August 2014

UP to 100 jobs could be created if plans to turn the former Morrisons head office into a new retail and leisure site get the go-ahead.

Cheer as youth unemployment in Bradford drops by a third in a year

Wharfedale Observer:

5:18pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

THERE are fewer young people on unemployment benefits in Bradford than there was 12 months ago, the latest job figures have revealed.

Keighley chosen for national scheme to boost jobs and slash number of empty shops

Wharfedale Observer:

8:01am Thursday 7th August 2014

KEIGHLEY has been chosen for a pioneering initiative which is set to create new jobs and slash the number of empty shops.

'Skill crisis in UK to hit business in coming years'

Wharfedale Observer: Antonio Simoes, chief executive officer of HSBC UK

11:02am Thursday 7th August 2014

ACTION is required to stem a UK-wide skills crisis, warns new research.

Employment service to become independent of government

Wharfedale Observer: (8710797)

12:45pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

REMPLOY Employment Services is to become independent of the government so it can expand to help even more disabled people into work.

Careers Service there to help you overcome barriers to finding a job

Wharfedale Observer: (7997278)

12:04pm Thursday 10th July 2014

HELP is at hand for people seeking job and career advice.

Trust chief to build on strong base

Wharfedale Observer: New chairman Michael Luger, right, welcomed into his post by  outgoing chairman Colin Millar

11:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Michael Luger is the new chairman of Airedale NHS Foundation Trust.

Incommunities leads way in providing training opportunities

Wharfedale Observer: Incommunities chief executive for building and construction, Delroy Beverley, paying a visit to one of Incommunities’ Women Into Construction days

8:00am Thursday 2nd January 2014

“An ordinary programme that does extraordinary things” – that is how Delroy Beverley, chief executive for building and construction at social housing group Incommunities, describes the organisation’s apprenticeship scheme.

Spooky way to highlight apprenticeship scheme

Wharfedale Observer: Pumpkin.jpg

9:20am Friday 1st November 2013

Bradford’s Apprenticeship Training Agency has used Halloween to raise awareness of the opportunities available across the district.

Incommunities' ten new recruits start work

Wharfedale Observer: The ten new apprentices taken on to mark Incommunities’ ten-year anniversary, with the social housing landlord’s Jez Lester, Geraldine Howley and Delroy Beverley, at the training centre on Knowles Lane

7:00am Tuesday 17th September 2013

Ten people lucky enough to land a sought-after apprenticeship with Bradford’s biggest landlord have started work.

100 helped into work by Bradford Council

Wharfedale Observer: Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe

8:00am Wednesday 3rd July 2013

A £4.5 million scheme has helped 100 long-term unemployed people in Bradford find work.

Using the internet to enhance distance learning

4:46pm Friday 23rd April 2010

Social networking on websites like Facebook and Twitter is without doubt one of the biggest technological and cultural developments of the past decade. This is clearly demonstrated by the fact that Facebook now has 23 million users in the UK alone - around a third of the country’s population – with about 50% logging on every day.

Why it’s never too late to learn new skills and change career

3:45pm Monday 22nd March 2010

There is a saying that education is wasted on the young, and while that may be an exaggeration there are certainly clear benefits to learning in later life. In fact, research conducted by Newsquest training partner Home Learning College showed that 40% of Brits think it is easier to feel motivated by a genuine interest in a subject when studying as an adult.

The classroom vs. distance learning: which is best?

5:11pm Monday 15th March 2010

Most of us are familiar with the idea of learning in a classroom environment, having spent a great part of our younger years at school. Some find this an overwhelmingly positive experience, whereas others simply cannot wait to leave compulsory education.

Why should I enhance my vocational skills in 2010?

5:10pm Monday 15th March 2010

It’s fair to say that many people will be glad to see the back of 2009: the year in which we entered the longest recession in British history, accompanied by record breaking levels of unemployment.

Former banker launches new career as tiler

Wharfedale Observer: Stewart Simpson finds his new tiling career very therapeutic

5:36pm Tuesday 17th November 2009

Hailing from a practical family of electricians, painters and decorators, handyman Stewart Simpson believes he has inherited the DIY gene.

Time for tea with new business venture

Wharfedale Observer: Rebecca Hilton serves up a traditional tea of scones and sandwiches

6:32pm Tuesday 10th November 2009

Rebecca Hilton is putting her love of baking – and the traditional tea sets she acquired from her parents and grandparents – to good use in a new business venture.

Chris's job could help save your life

Wharfedale Observer: Chris Leleux demonstrates first aid on a mannequin

6:30pm Tuesday 3rd November 2009

Chris Leleux is a life-saver and is making it his business to pass on these essential skills to others.

Jon will make you a cover star!

Wharfedale Observer: Jon Taylor gets some inspiration for Hallmark’s OK! magazine personalised cards

5:14pm Wednesday 28th October 2009

Thanks to Jon Taylor, ordinary people can grace the cover of their favourite celebrity magazine.

Mechanic Jeanne is making it in a man's world

Wharfedale Observer: Jeanne Goodall loves to sort out whatever’s going wrong under a car’s bonnet

4:55pm Tuesday 20th October 2009

Jeanne Goodall is on course for fulfilling her driving ambition.

Helping people to kick the drinking habit

Wharfedale Observer: Piccadilly Project co-ordinator Gary Malcomson finds it rewarding to help those with a drink problem

1:27pm Wednesday 14th October 2009

Drinking is part of our social culture. Unlike drugs, it is legal; yet it is potentially more addictive and certainly more readily available and affordable.

Nappy days are here again!

Wharfedale Observer: Sarah Hawken amid some of the biodegradable and washable nappies she sells online

3:10pm Tuesday 6th October 2009

They say good ideas come from need, and that certainly holds true for Sarah Hawken.

Jonny’s at the cutting edge!

Wharfedale Observer: Jonny Baker shows off his scissor-sharpening skills

4:40pm Tuesday 29th September 2009

Jonny Baker is at the cutting edge of a little-known profession.

A liquid life just right for Rumesh

Wharfedale Observer: Rumesh Chauhan

9:29am Wednesday 23rd September 2009

Working for Yorkshire Water has developed Rumesh Chauhan’s environmental interest.

Saddling up for a double life

Wharfedale Observer: Marion Stanley who works both in IT and runs a riding school

2:12pm Wednesday 16th September 2009

You could say Marion Stanley has the best of both worlds.

Hamid's job is to battle the recession

Wharfedale Observer: Hamid Awan loves helping people to get their life back on track

5:59pm Tuesday 8th September 2009

Hamid Awan is experiencing the full depth of Britain’s recession.

'Books are my life,' says Helen

Wharfedale Observer: Helen Green believes books boost children’s imaginations

12:53pm Wednesday 2nd September 2009

Helen Green was always a bookworm – her love of reading developed in childhood and she continued it in motherhood.

Donna is driven to style your wheels

Wharfedale Observer: Donna shows off some of the funky car products which she is marketing

1:07pm Wednesday 26th August 2009

Seeking accessories for her own wheels gave car buff Donna Fraher a change of career.

Career in figures adds up for Paul

Wharfedale Observer: Paul Captieux, who studied geography at university but preferred a career in accountancy

8:28am Wednesday 19th August 2009

To coin a phrase from a well-known Government TV commercial, tax isn’t taxing for Paul Captieux – on the contrary – he’s made a career out of it.

Juliette's job helps to develop talent

Wharfedale Observer: Juliette Dennett helps firms get the best out of staff

3:34pm Wednesday 12th August 2009

Juliette Dennett is helping firms invest in the skills of their workers.

‘Losing my job was the best thing that happened to me’

Wharfedale Observer: Photographer Derek Boocock wants to pass on his skills to others

6:13pm Tuesday 4th August 2009

Few people would welcome redundancy, particularly in the current economic climate.

Meet the coach!

Wharfedale Observer: Helen Chapman has created a booklet to promote the skills to see out the recession

6:18pm Tuesday 28th July 2009

For Helen Chapman, the pelican symbolises freedom and nurturing.

David is one of the jet-set!

Wharfedale Observer: David Neill helps low cost airline Jet2 decide where holidaymakers want to travel to

6:33pm Tuesday 21st July 2009

The holiday season is in full swing and the man in charge of mapping out many travellers’ destinations for summer fun and relaxation in the sun is David Neill.

Diana's jewel of an idea for a job

Wharfedale Observer: Jeweller Diana Lambert shows off one of her silver leaf creations

5:05pm Tuesday 14th July 2009

Sally Clifford speaks to the Baildon woman who turned a hobby into a career

Susan shows her caring side

Wharfedale Observer: Susan Sunderland loves the tranquility provided by therapies such as reiki

10:12am Thursday 9th July 2009

Susan Sunderland has spent her working life promoting the feel-good factor – after starting out selling holidays, she’s now pampering people!

Keen Chloe’s ahead of the Games

Wharfedale Observer: Chloe Firth with one of the heating systems she helps to design at Rycroft

9:29am Wednesday 1st July 2009

The designer whose skills are helping to power up the Olympics

Lynne's floral big-day challenge

Wharfedale Observer: Lynne Hodgkinson, whose flower-arranging skills take her to historic venues like East Riddlesden Hall

9:40am Monday 29th June 2009

Woman whose dream came true

'We like to win for ourselves and our clients'

Wharfedale Observer: Tim Orrell loves his job because no two days are the same

2:30pm Wednesday 24th June 2009

Tim Orrell’s marketing career developed out of an ambition to own a Porsche.

Steph shows her caring side

Wharfedale Observer: Steph Langton loves helping the two boys she cares for through Shared Care

5:17pm Tuesday 16th June 2009

After being a hairdresser, catwalk model and dancer, Steph Langton turned her back on a glamorous life to become a carer.

Harsh lessons on danger of drugs

Wharfedale Observer: Jayce Lambert gives a talk about the dangers of drug-taking to students at Beckfoot Grammar School in Bingley

4:47pm Tuesday 9th June 2009

Jayce Lambert was a budding actor before swapping the stage for a career educating children about the dangers of drugs.

Reaching out to the young

Wharfedale Observer: Heather Wilson works as a senior youth worker with Bradford Council

6:12pm Tuesday 2nd June 2009

Heather Wilson never envisaged that joining the Guides would lead to her future career.

‘Young dancers give me the greatest thrill’ says teacher

Wharfedale Observer: Emma Blowers loves seeing her young dance students blossom and gain confidence

6:27pm Tuesday 26th May 2009

Emma Blowers was doing high kicks at the world-famous Moulin Rouge for more than a decade.






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