BFM Case Study – Whitemeadow

23rd Jul 2021

BFM member company Whitemeadow Furniture is committed to address the skills gap in the upholstery industry – and has launched a new online Careers Hub as part of that approach. The Careers Hub is aimed at educating and attracting young… Read more

Q&A John Richardson, Production Director of EE Smith

10th Mar 2021

BCFA member EE Smith recently agreed to answer our questions about their thriving apprenticeship scheme and how they have placed training at the heart of their business. Design Insider met with John Richardson, Production Director of EE Smith to find out more…. Read more

FIESTA Kickstart Brochure

1st Mar 2021

As an approved Government Kickstart Gateway Organisation, FIESTA is here to support members wishing to access the new Government employment initiative. Kickstart is a £2 billion pound Government scheme designed to aid post-COVID regeneration. The initiative allows Employers to offer… Read more

Levy Gifting Video

24th Feb 2021

Ideal Standard, in partnership with the BMA, CIPHE and FIESTA Learning is dedicating a proportion of their Apprenticeship Levy fund, to gift small plumbing UK businesses with financial support to sponsor their own accredited Plumbing Apprenticeships. This half an hour… Read more

Gary Baker – Lockdown Diaries

2nd Dec 2020

Gary Baker, chairman of the Furniture and Interiors Education, Skills and Training Alliance (FIESTA), took part in an episode of ‘The Lockdown Diaries’, produced by Jones Digital. During the 10-minute webisode, Peter Jones, founder of Jones Digital, asks Gary about… Read more

Government Kickstart Scheme – FIESTA Q&A

17th Nov 2020

Funding for Employers to create job placements for 16-24 year olds. With Carmen Daley, Apprenticeship Manager with FIESTA Skills Plus Hosted by Jeremy Stein, FIESTA Secretary   FIESTA Kickstarter Q&A