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Post production trainee scheme announced for Wales
First Post, the new entrant trainee scheme for the post production industry, will be launched in Wales starting next month.

Press Dispensary course aims to create PR wordsmiths
The Press Dispensary is running its next press release writing course on Tuesday 31 July, 2007, at Chevron, London.

Global Knowledge announces instructor recruitment drive
Global Knowledge has announced that it is embarking on a pan-European recruitment drive to meet growing demand for its scheduled and tailored courses in Cisco and Microsoft solutions and technologies.

my-skills publishes Training Skills and Project Skills in paperback
my-skills has launched its publishing programme with two new paperbacks aimed at business managers and students involved in training and project management.

Chartered Institute of Marketing launches 2007-2008 directory
The Chartered Institute of Marketing has published a new directory of courses. The 2007-2008 directory outlines the full range of workshops and short-courses that the Institute offers.

Samaritans launches workplace training directory
Emotional health charity Samaritans has launched its first training directory to provide organisations with an overview of its workplace training courses.

Punch Taverns training course hits a century
Punch Taverns has just delivered its 100th Profit Through Quality training course for its licensees and their staff with 60 delegates attending the latest event at the Village Hotel, Bury, Lancashire.

Drama helps Grant Thornton develop internal coaches
Business and financial adviser Grant Thornton has trained 50 managers to become coaches. The managers will spend 20% of their time helping partners and other managers in the firm to further improve their people management skills.

Global Knowledge launches ITIL version 3 training
Training provider Global Knowledge has launched a series of training courses for the latest version of the IT service management methodology ITIL.

British Computer Society IT Industry Awards 2007
The British Computer Society (BCS) has announced details of its IT Industry Awards 2007 which includes an award for IT Trainer of the Year.

Acas opens new office and training facility in Hampshire
The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) has opened a new office and training facility in Fleet, Hampshire.

Empowered autonomy is key to successful organisational learning, says study
According to a new study into organisational learning, self-directed learning is the route preferred by the majority of employees and the role of managers in facilitating this is critical to success.

QA-IQ expands trainer development programme
QA-IQ is expanding its trainer development programme with the launch of an intensive Academy aimed at technical and business professionals who wish to join the training industry.

CIPD launches appraisal toolkit
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has launched a performance management and appraisal toolkit designed to offer management training and implementation support.

Press Dispensary announces PR Copywriting course dates
Press release services company Press Dispensary has announced dates for its PR Copywriting course at locations around the UK.

SMEs taking marketing more seriously, says Institute
According to research conducted by The Chartered Institute of Marketing, workshops on the fundamentals of marketing and marketing communications are now the most popular.

New courses from the Chartered Institute of Marketing
The Chartered Institute of Marketing has introduced two new courses designed to help marketers put sustainability on the business agenda.

Scope launches disability equality training toolkit
Disability organisation Scope has launched a training toolkit to help businesses support disabled customers.

The Institute of IT Training Awards 2007
The winners of the Institute of IT Training IT Training Awards for 2007 were announced at a gala dinner held at The Dorchester in London last week.

Introductory intercultural workshops launched
Farnham Castle has launched a series of introductory intercultural training workshops. The courses are designed to improve the effectiveness of working relationships with colleagues in countries such as China, Japan and India.

Hemsley Fraser announces policy commitment to TAP
Learning provider Hemsley Fraser Group has announced a policy commitment to the TAP Learning System, the training skills certification programme administered by The Training Foundation.

Audit Commission takes dramatic approach to learning
Drama-based learning company Steps Drama is helping the Audit Commission promote diversity by co-delivering a training workshop called Managing Change for Diversity & Equality.

New programme explores the 'art of leadership'
Leadership development organisation, The Leadership Trust, has just launched the Executive Leadership Programme.

Stena Line opts for drama-based training
Stena Line ferries has implemented a customer service training programme for its staff on the Stranraer to Belfast ferry line with the help of professional actors from training company Sold Out Trainers.

Training Synergy supports XP migration project
Training provider Training Synergy has provided training support to a Windows XP rollout throughout British Energy offices in the UK.

Red Cross highlights benefits of on-site training
The British Red Cross says many companies are missing out on the benefits of its on-site training programmes.

Fast track training for hotel managers
Travelodge has launched a fast track training scheme for new hotel managers and assistant managers to help the company achieve its growth plans.

FTC Kaplan achieves FSSC accreditation
The Financial Services Skills Council (FSSC) has awarded its Accreditation of Training Excellence for Training Providers to FTC Kaplan.

Charity implements new management training programme
The Zoological Society of London has selected GBS Corporate Training to deliver management training courses at the society's head office at London Zoo.

Directors' leadership programme announced
The Leadership Trust has launched a new leadership development programme specifically for directors.

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Research and reports

ASTD survey shows training professionals are on the move

A recent survey of more than 380 training, learning, and performance professionals by T+D magazine, the monthly magazine of the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD), reveals that 55 percent of respondents indicate the market is rebounding for learning and performance jobs.

IT Training survey summary for conference delegates

Survey of the IT training profession commissioned by the IITT and conducted by specialist market research and training consultancy, Lorien Customer Focus (LCF).

Branson tops 'celebrity trainer' poll

A study has shown more people would rather learn from self-made millionaire, Richard Branson, than the country's own PM, Tony Blair.

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