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Apprenticeship Takeover
6th Feb, 7.45-9.30am

After last year’s vibrant and exciting 'Apprentice Takeover’, for our Breakfast meeting on 6th February, we are delighted to return to South Devon College’s Horizons Restaurant in celebration of National Apprenticeship Week.

Showcasing the next generation of local employees, South Devon College’s apprentices will be taking over the business breakfast event which usually attracts about 70 delegates. The apprentices will be responsible for every area - from planning and logistics to hosting and more importantly creating and serving the delicious breakfast too - gaining valuable practical experience.

After a welcome from Principal and CEO Laurence Frewin, Ben Pountney will give a short talk on the Experiences of a Mature Apprentice before hosting a panel discussion with local employers and apprentices from Pennon, NHS and Morgan Sindall to share their experience of the programme.

Kindly sponsored by South Devon College and Bettesworths - we really appreciate your support.

It is so action packed that there is a slightly earlier arrival time of 7.45am - and of course everyone interested in local business is welcome

£13.50 for breakfast, networking and free parking at the back of the main College building.
Thank you everyone!

Thank you everyone!

What a buzz at last month’s TBF event. Great to welcome everyone back from the Xmas festivities and thanks to guest speaker Jim Parker and TBF Chair, Stephen Reynolds explaining the Torbay Story and the investment opportunities coming to Torbay.

Over 60 people heard about the Levelling Up and UK Shared Prosperity funding - exciting times ahead. Thanks to the Riviera Centre as always …

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Devon Create Growth Programme

Devon Create Growth Programme

Are you a business in the Cultural and Creative Industries?Join Creative UK at The Palace Theatre, Paignton - 5.30-7.30pm on Wed 24th Jan for a FREE launch event as they introduce the new Devon Create Growth Programme, delivered in partnership with Torbay Council.

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And finally...

And finally...

Fancy a boogie to raise money for Rowcroft Hospice? A Bop til you Drop Valentine’s Party is on Sat 10th Feb 7pm til midnight at the Grand Hotel.

The high energy evening has been organised by David Rowe and the Rotary Club of Tormohun (Torquay) and includes a buffet, raffle, auction and TWO live bands - Pure Abba and Freeway …

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Save the Date....

  • Tues 6th Feb - Apprenticeship Take Over, Horizons Restaurant, South Devon College
  • Tues 12th Mar - Tourism Update, Carolyn Custerson, ERBID Co, RICC
  • Thurs 17th Oct - Riviera Connect 2024, RICC
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