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Opportunities up for promotion at fair

Opportunities up for promotion at fair

A wealth of employment opportunities will be advertised next month as local agencies and businesses come together for the Bicester Job Fair. Cherwell District Council’s job fairs have a strong track record in pairing candidates with suitable employers and they allow people to learn more about a range of opportunities in an informal setting. The… Read More >

New eco business centre breaks ground

New eco business centre breaks ground

Yesterday (21 August), construction began on a new zero carbon business centre at the Elmsbrook development in Bicester. PERCH, Elmsbrook is one of two new co-working spaces brought to Bicester by Cherwell District Council (CDC) and is subject to support from European Regional Development Funding. The 1,400 sqm building will span three floors and accommodate… Read More >

Eco Business Centre to take shape at north-west Bicester

Eco Business Centre to take shape at north-west Bicester

A new zero carbon business development is set to be built at Elmsbrook and bring more jobs to the town. Cherwell District Council’s planning committee met on Thursday (18 May) and resolved to grant permission for the new facility, as a part of the wider plan for the area. The building will have approximately 1,400sqm… Read More >

Business park to bring jobs for Bicester growth

Business park to bring jobs for Bicester growth

A large hotel and almost 15,000 square metres of employment space are set for development in south west Bicester following a planning decision. On Thursday, 13 April, Cherwell District Council’s planning committee approved outline permission for phase one of the proposed Bicester Gateway business park. The application site is a triangular area of land between… Read More >

Century of seekers makes most of fair

Century of seekers makes most of fair

Over 100 jobseekers helped make the latest Bicester job fair another well-attended success. The event was organised by Cherwell District Council economic growth team, and hosted stands by 16 local employers and organisations, looking to make hires from the town’s talented workforce and offer job-hunting tips. It ran into the early evening of Thursday, 6… Read More >

Agency’s leg-up for young builders

Agency’s leg-up for young builders

About 100 construction apprenticeships are expected to be secured in Cherwell district over the next year as a result of the council’s work with developers. On Monday, 3 April, Cherwell District Council’s executive approved an update on construction apprenticeships and skills. The Bicester Delivery Team has been working for the past two years to deliver… Read More >

Call for jobseekers to check out Bicester Job Fair

Call for jobseekers to check out Bicester Job Fair

Job hunters will have the opportunity to meet local employers from a wide range of sectors at the upcoming Bicester Job Fair. Cherwell District Council is hosting the event, which will take place on Thursday, 6 April from 4pm to 7pm at Bicester Library, Franklin House, Wesley Lane. The job fair is a free event… Read More >

Deadline to shine for entrepreneurs

Deadline to shine for entrepreneurs

District businesspeople are being reminded that the deadline for entries to one of north Oxfordshire’s most prestigious competitions is fast approaching. Cherwell District Council is the headline sponsor of the Cherwell Business Awards, which showcase the diverse people and organisations that contribute to north Oxfordshire’s thriving economy. The deadline for entries is Tuesday, 14 February.… Read More >

Clubbing together for back-to-work support

Clubbing together for back-to-work support

Workers facing redundancy are being reminded of the range of support that the council offers. Although north Oxfordshire experiences low levels of unemployment, Cherwell District Council is underscoring the support it offers to workers who face losing their jobs. The council runs job clubs, which offer support and advice to help people back into work.… Read More >

Competition winners hungry to learn

Competition winners hungry to learn

Two businesses in Bicester and Kidlington have become the lucky winners of a food safety course after completing an online survey about the council’s support services. The survey was featured on both Cherwell District Council (CDC) and South Northamptonshire Council’s (SNC) websites, with three winners selected at random from those who had filled out the… Read More >

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