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  • Are you thinking about taking the first steps in your career? Are you interested in a career in the professional sectors in Birmingham? Would you like to experience a broad range of career options? If you’ve answered yes to all three of those questions, then apply to become Birmingham’s next Trainee Professional. BPS Birmingham’s Trainee Professional program gives young people a one-year opportunity to kick-start their career and maximise their potential in the professional sector, with many of our previous candidates going on to be hired full-time as a professional in the city as a result of the program. The program features three 4-month placements with businesses from across the city, as well as a number of opportunities to expand your skill-set and broaden your horizons. To register your interest, or to find out more information, email us at hello@bpsbirmingham.co.uk today and we’ll let you know when applications are open.​

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  • BPS Birmingham Future’s flagship event, BYPY celebrates the city’s finest talent across six award categories. In addition to the six categories, the Aspiring Talent category recognises exceptional individuals aged between 16 and 24 who are currently in full-time Higher/Further Education or training and looking to embark upon a professional services career within Birmingham. After sifting through applications, our team chose 4 finalists to face our fierce panel of judges… Zara Fortt Team Leading Apprentice, Form Fabrications Birmingham Ltd Having already achieved Level 2 apprenticeships in both Customer Service and Business Administration from BMet, 18-year-old Zara has responsibility for a team of five people at stainless steel fabricators Form Fabrications. Currently undertaking the Team Leading Level 2 Diploma, awarded by the highly-regarded Institute of Leadership and Management, she has also taken on an ICT qualification to help develop her skills as an aspiring business owner. Working with partners, she is Involved […]

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  • The Brindleyplace Dragonboat Race is back on Saturday 24 June 2017 Saturday 24th June is the 18th Brindleyplace Dragonboat Festival, this fantastic event has raised over £500,000 to date and this year our target is to raise a record breaking £100,000! We would love as many BPS members get involved as possible and many of our neighbours and colleagues across the city are already signed up! Sponsored by Deutsche Bank and now in its 18th year, the Dragon Boat Race is one of Birmingham’s longest running and most entertaining events. Come down to the Brindleyplace canalside to watch the ultimate battle of Brummie businesses as they compete to become the best Dragonboat paddlers in the city – all whilst being in fancy dress! In addition to the action along the canal, there’ll also be plenty of entertainment for all the family. There’s no entry fee, no tickets and the whole […]

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  • As part of the Graduate Apprentice scheme, I have the unique opportunity of spending 12 months in three leading businesses in Birmingham. I’m currently three months into my second four-month placement at Katie Bard and I must say that time has flown by! Over the past three months, I’ve been working on an exciting project which looks into the careers of candidates whom Katie Bard has introduced to organisations over the past 15 years. Katie Bard strongly believes that candidates should add value to the organisations they are placed with and should see the job as a step in their career.  This project was created by John Mortimer, the Angela Mortimer Group CEO, in order to find out more about the development of candidates’ careers after Katie Bard placed them as well as the value that they have brought to organisations. This is a great opportunity as not many interns […]

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  • The third of four Public Debates featuring all five main candidates for West Midlands Mayor will take place tomorrow (4th April 2017) exactly one month before polling day. Over 200 people are expected at Birmingham Hippodrome, with a large proportion of the audience made up by members of the public who applied for a ticket to the Birmingham Mail newspaper. Marc Reeves, Birmingham Mail editor, will chair the Public Debate along with Kevin Johnson, Managing Director of Urban Communications, the firm behind West Mids Elects. James Burn (Green), Pete Durnell (UKIP), Beverley Nielsen, (LibDem), Siôn Simon (Labour) and Andy Street (Conservative) will line up for 90 minutes of wide-ranging debate. Nominations for the WMCA Mayor close at 4.00pm tomorrow (4th April). The first two events featured lively debates over the proposed nationalisation of the M6 Toll, the impact of HS2, how to tackle housing and homelessness and whether there should […]

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