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Karen Lee MP

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Before becoming MP for Lincoln in Summer 2017 I’d spent 14 years working as a nurse in Lincolnshire, where I was born and grew up. During that time I came to realise the real value of education. We all need hope (hope that we’ll be able to cope with changes happening at work, hope that things will...

Celebrating mid-life career reviews in church

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Work provides a large part of our identity. It is often the first thing we ask someone when we meet; “What do you do?” or “Who do you work for?” But what if your job is a true vocation and calling? When you are never off duty and work at the very heart of your community. When your professional...

Luke Matthews: The American Dream - From Swindon Town FC to US Soccer Scholarship

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How did you find today’s event at your old stomping ground? First and foremost, it was a pleasure to be asked by Jon Holloway (Head of Swindon Town FITC) to be part of this important day to inspire young students on the trusts education programme. I came through the community programme at Swindon as...

First Aid in Remote Locations

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Around a month ago, I received an email from BECTU, offering members a First Aid on Location course, which had been subsidised by Creative Skillset. Being a film maker and having a particular interest in working in hazardous environments, there was no way I was letting an incredible opportunity like...

Working on networking

It is a truth universally acknowledged that trade unions’ learning projects and union learning reps work hard to develop English and maths skills in the workplace. Unions engage, encourage and support learners and people in the workplace build skills, use their skills at work and move on to take up...