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Training & Technology

The next generation of entrepreneurs


With entrepreneurship and innovation increasingly recognised by governments as the foundation of a competitive national economy and SMEs accounting for 58.8% of private-sector employment and 48.8% of private-sector turnover (Department for Business Innovation & Skills, October 2011), the Scottish Institute for Enterprise's (SIE) has engaged universities from across the country in its New Ideas Competition to host a Dragons Den-style competition.

Training & Technology

Investing in career progression


A job for life was once a saying that was heard often. Today, though, it is becoming less so, partly because employees seek out new challenges and, as a result, move from company to company.

Training & Technology

Students sample a career on the rigs


With the end of their university programmes on the near-horizon, many engineering students are already seeking employment opportunities in the north-east's thriving offshore oil and gas drilling industries.