During lockdown Bectu has been running a new, free, bitesize vocational learning programme that supports members in the creative industries keep up to date with knowledge and skills.
When the Cottam Power Station in Nottinghamshire was lined up for closure, workers at the plant were worried about the future, but their union was keen to explore ways to transfer across workers to other parts of the energy sector - retaining these workers and their skills.
Keith Hatch has been involved with live events for over 20 years and in this blog he talks about BECTU's Creative Industries Safety Passport.
Lee Perkins, a Prospect health and safety rep at UK Power Networks, won a national health and safety champion award for his safety training work with apprentices.
Media and entertainment union BECTU (now part of Prospect) has played a key role in the development of the brand new Creative Venue Technician apprenticeship standard for the theatre and arts centre technicians of the future. Since its launch in June 2015, the Trailblazer consortium has been steered...
The medium and language may be changing, but there is a lot about the move to digital that looks like traditional union organising. It is about bringing together the best of both worlds – new digital opportunities and effective organising. Unions have thrived when people have reacted to injustice...
We would like to welcome all Union members and potential members to the Learning Centre.
The Union Learning Fund (ULF) project at Hinkley Point C, “Building a Learning Legacy”, has been supporting a not-for-profit social enterprise giving training and work experience in Somerset. Somerset Care and Repair (SCR) brings empty homes across the county back into use, making them available to...
Forget freshers’ fairs. For Prospect member Tina Brinkworth, who works at Babcock’s Devonport shipyard the key to addressing the shortfall in skilled engineers in the long-term is to get children interested when they are at primary school With a background in mechanical engineering, Tina has worked...
At this year's Prospect union conference in Bournemouth a packed fringe meeting focused on the question "Is apprenticeship reform the answer to the UK’s skills crisis?". With one quarter of UK vacancies remaining unfilled due to skills shortages, and technical and analytical skills being particularly lacking, the event looked at the apprenticeship...