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Masterplan submitted for Olympic Legacy Park

A masterplan for a 26-acre London 2012 Olympic legacy project in Sheffield has been submitted.

A joint venture between Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Sheffield City Council, the Olympic Legacy Park has already received the backing of Lord Sebastian Coe and Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams.

The planning application for the Olympic Legacy Park (OLP) in the east end of Sheffield includes the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre, which will be run by Sheffield Hallam University pioneering technologies for  healthcare companies including Toshiba to help people move more.

Included in the masterplan is a range of sports and exercise facilities, giving members of the public the chance to improve their health and wellbeing alongside elite athletes and professional sports men and women.

A multi-purpose 3,000 seat indoor community sports and events arena, community artificial pitch and cycle ways will all form part of the OLP. The Olympic-standard twin-pad iceSheffield, English Institute of Sport Sheffield and Grass Bowl are all within OLP’s boundaries.

Plans also include Sheffield’s second University Technical College, UTC2 Sheffield, while new academy school and community hub on site – sponsored by Oasis Community Learning – will provide 1,200 places for youngsters aged two to 16.

For more on this story, see the insidermedia.com article.

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Two Local Companies receive Top Accolade

Fabulous news as 2 Sheffield companies win the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2015:  International Trade.  President Engineering Group Ltd and Pricecheck Toiletries.

Proves that export success can come from any sector. Enjoy PEGL’s export success story here 

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Four missions for Export, fully paid!

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European Enterprise Network Yorkshire are advising selected business around the region to save the date and look to visiting Italy for Expo 2015 with fully paid missions to develop exporting opportunities.

The four special missions for Expo which come fully paid with flights and accommodation, and are organised by EEN Sicily with the Regional Government of Sicily.

The Regional Government of Sicily, Department for Productive Activities, is organising the following series of important events:-

1.JULY (13-14) – Company Mission with B2B sessions in western Sicily – Palermo for sectors: Agrofood, Organic food, Tourism, Fashion and design (including jewelry and accessories), Craftsmanship, Marine.

2.SEPTEMBER (21-22) – Company Mission with B2B sessions in eastern Sicily – Catania for sectors: Renewable Energies, ICT, Mechatronics,  Biomedical, Eco-Building, Sustainable mobility, Water, waste and land management.

3.OCTOBER (19 – 20) Cluster presentation in Milan (Italy Pavillion) and B2B sessions in eastern Sicily – Catania for Agrofood clusters.

4.OCTOBER (26– 27) Cluster presentation in Milan (Italy Pavillion) and B2B sessions in western Sicily – Palermo for clusters and companies of Mechatronics, Tourism, Fashion and Jewellery.

Any businesses that are interested in attending can find out more details about each event at our ‘What’s On‘ page, where contact details can be found to arrange attendance.

Please note that places are limited.

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UK Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015

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The UK is participating at the World Expo 2015 in Milan from 1 May to 31 October. Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life is the core theme. It aims to highlight one of the most pressing challenges of our time – how to feed and sustain an expected rise in the world’s population to 9 billion by 2050.

145 nations are participating including the UK’s major political and trading partners. Milan Expo 2015 offers a global platform to promote UK international agendas and showcase British innovation, creativity and global leadership.

The UK’s participation theme for Milan Expo is Grown in Britain and Northern Ireland, led by UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) with support from 7 government departments.

For more on this story, see the gov.uk website.

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Cutlery ‘must be Made in Sheffield’

Big Ben and Tower of London ImageCutlery manufacturers in Sheffield are furious at plans to sell off House of Commons silver – and replace it with stainless steel tableware from Vietnam.

Commons catering chiefs claim it costs too much to maintain silver cutlery and insist a new £17,000 stainless steel set – made in Vietnam or Taiwan – will not ‘compromise class or elegance’.

A report accepted by the Commons Administration Committee says the move will save £50,000 in costs including sharpening, burnishing, repair and replacement over the next five years.

But any switch to stainless steel should be to cutlery that is Made in Sheffield, angry manufacturers say.

The Star wholeheartedly supports them – and today calls on local MPs, and all who support the city’s historic trade, to back their demands.

Chris Hudson, of world-renowned cutlery manufacturer Chimo Holdings in Sheffield, said: “I was amazed and saddened to hear this.

“There are still world-leading cutlery manufacturers in Sheffield, making tableware to suit every occasion and every budget.

“The city is renowned worldwide for its cutlery and the Made in Sheffield mark, to many people, actually means ‘the best cutlery you can buy’.

“We are lobbying all Sheffield MPs to reverse the decision for the Commons to buy cutlery from Vietnam and to instead buy the best, to buy cutlery Made In Sheffield.”

For more on this story, see the Sheffield Star article.

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EU Retail Volume on the Up!

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Figures released on the 4 February 2015 by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union show that Retail volume in December 2014 are up by 0.3% in comparison to November 2014. No surprise there I hear you say, after all Christmas was just around the corner.

More interesting I suppose is to see the annual increase of 2.8%  over the 12  month period from December 2013 to December 2014 in the euro area and 3.2% in the EU28. Well that looks great doesn’t it?

So if you are exporting and sell into the retail sector, where does your opportunity lie? Let’s have a further look in the breakdown…

The 2.8% increase in volume of retail trade in the euro area breaks down as follows, noting a rise for the non-food sectors at 3.5%, automotive fuel 2.3% and ‘Food, drinks & tobacco’ sector at 1.6%.

In comparison trade figures in the EU28, the 3.2% increase in retail trade is due to rises of 4.0% for the non-food sector, of 2.0% for automotive fuel and of 1.8% for Food, drinks and tobacco.

So which country has experienced the most increases?  Luxembourg, an astonishing 9.2% increase (my mind is wandering off in one direction here), followed by Spain at 6.6% and closely followed by Bulgaria at 6.4%.

At the other end of the scale decreases are noted for Finland at -2.6%, Slovenia -2.5% and Malta at -1.4%.

Statistics are a snapshot overview and have a story behind them. I know which country I would be concentrating my research a little further on to see if tangible opportunities exist in my sector…

Source: Eurostat (See the report here)

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Student Placements Spring/Summer 2015

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DNCC’s International Student Placement Office (ISPO) can put you in touch with international students and graduates to help with language and cultural issues. For more information contact maria.martin-albarran@dncc.co.uk or please click here for more about ISPO. To receive a 5% discount on the service, please quote ‘Halton International’.

The following candidates are available for placements during the coming months:-

FEATURED CANDIDATE

Nationality: German

Marie – Available from February until August 2015

Background: Marie is currently on her exchange semester abroad in Sheffield.  She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in English Studies and Communication Studies, covering the following subjects – Journalism, Marketing, Communication, Public Relations, Literature, Linguistics, Advertising, Politics, and Statistics.  Marie is a very dynamic student and with experience in managing the University Radio Station Q where she’s been involved in recruiting new members of staff, working on the website and on social media, writing her own content and talking on air!  Marie can use the following computer software: Microsoft Office, Apple iWork, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Audition, SPSS with basic computer skills in HTML, JavaScript and Wordpress. Ideally Marie is looking for an internship in Sheffield.

Languages: Native German, fluent English, basic Spanish and French.


GERMAN CANDIDATES 

Sapida – Available from March until September 2015

Background: Sapida is currently pursuing a degree in Economic Law, which focuses on Marketing, Human Resource Management, Accountancy, Partnership Law, Contract Law, Project Management, Public Law and Industrial Law. She works as a Student Consultant at the University of Wismar and has gained previous experience through two apprenticeships. Sapida is a committed person.

Languages: Native German and Persian, Good English and basic Spanish.

Frederic – Available from March until September 2015

Background: Frederic is currently pursuing a degree in Economics and Business, which focuses on Microeconomics & Environmental Economics, Company Taxes, Business Law, Business Statistics, Business Mathematics, Business Information Systems, Cost Accounting and Financial Accounting. Frederic has gained previous work experience through an internship. He is a hard-working and creative student.

Languages: Native German, fluent English and intermediate Spanish.

Tobias – Available from March / April 2015 for 5 to 12 months

Background: After graduating in 2014 with a Bachelors degree in Economical Engineering with a major in Design of Functional Materials and Products, Tobias is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Economics Engineering with a major in Management and Sustainability and a minor in Materials Engineering. His degree is focused on Finance, Operations Management, Information Management, Marketing, Business Informatics, Physics, Chemistry, Process Management and Production & Logistics. Tobias has gained work experience through a research position at the University of Augsburg, Germany. Computer skills include: Java, Python, Mixed Integer Linear Programming (MILP) with ILOG.

Languages: Native German, fluent English and good French.

Julia – Available from May 2015 for 5/6 months

Background: Julia is currently pursuing a degree as a Teacher, which focuses on English studies; Cultural and Literary Studies, Linguistics, Written & Oral Communication, Grammar, Teaching Methodology, Catholic Theology; Biblical, Historical and Practical Theology and Ethics, German as a Second Language and School Pedagogic. Julia has gained work experience as a Teaching Assistant through various internships in schools and she is currently working as a Teaching Assistant in a primary school. Julia is an ambitious student.

Languages: Native German, fluent English, intermediate French and Spanish.

Corey – Available from March 2015 for 5/6 months

Background: Corey is currently pursuing a degree in Economics with a specialisation in Educational Economics, which is focused on Economic Mathematics, Statistics, Introduction to Economics, Micro- and Macroeconomics, Economic Policy, Finance, Business Economics, Accounting, Economic Education and Human Resource Management. Corey has done an apprenticeship as a Banker in a German bank, and is eager to gain work experience through an internship in the UK. He is a confident student.

Languages: Native German with fluent English.

Corinna – Available from September 2015 for 5/6 months

Background: Corinna is currently pursuing a degree in Media, Information and Communication with a specialisation in Marketing. Her degree mainly focuses on Psychology, Target Group Analysis, Marketing, Ethics, Advertising, Creative Writing, Visual Language, International Politics, Revenue Models, Campaigns, Storytelling and Research. Corinna is working part-time in the Promotion and Communication department at her University in the Netherlands. Corinna is a creative student.

Languages: Native German, fluent Dutch and English.

Sandra – Available from March until August

Background: Sandra is currently pursuing a Masters in Culture and Business in Germany.    Her degree mainly focuses in German studies, Market Research, Price and Product Management, Empirical Methods and Brand Management.  Sandra has gained some work experience through previous marketing related internships and she’s looking to find another internship related to marketing in order to improve her skills in the subject further.  Sandra has good social media skills.

Languages: Native German, fluent English and basic French.

Andreas – Available from March/April 2015 for 5/6 months

Background: Andreas is currently pursuing a degree in International Management with main focus in International Marketing, Compliance and CSR, Sustainability Management, Green Technologies, Leadership and Human Resources, Business Strategies, Finance, Cost Accounting, Business Administration, IT Management. Andreas is a very dynamic student who is well organised and looking for a Marketing / Sales internship in the UK.

Languages: Native German, fluent English and intermediate French.

Fanny – Available from April 2015 for 5/6 months

Background: Fanny is currently on her last year of International Business Administration and Foreign Trade covering the following modules; Business Economy, Foreign Trade, Cost account, English, Logistic basics, International Logistics, Entrepreneurship, Human Resources, Corporate Finance, International Business Law.  Fanny is passionate about logistics and exporting and would like to find an internship related to the subject area.

Languages: Native German, good English and basic Spanish.

Annika – Available from February to August 2015

Background: Annika is on her third year of a BA in International Business and Management Studies, covering the following subjects – Business Law; Basic Statistics; Cross Cultural Management; Multicultural Management; Consumer Behaviour; Business Ethics; Sports and Event Marketing; International Logistics; Research Methods; Information Literacy; Organisations Inside Out; Orientation on Economics; Organisational Growth & Innovation; International Marketing & Sales; Corporate Finance; Professional Ethics.  She’s passionate and she’s looking for an internship related to Marketing and Sales.

Languages: Native German, excellent English and good French.


FRENCH CANDIDATES

Youssef – Available from 16 March 2015 until August 2015

Background: Youssef is currently pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering with a specialisation in Energy and Comfort, which is focused on Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Cutting Edge Technology & Innovation. Youssef has gained work experience through a work placement in France where he worked as a Heat Network Technician. In addition to this he has worked on a two-year research project on Home Ventilation at his University. Youssef is a focused student.

Languages: Native French, fluent English and German.

Simon – Available from January 2015

Background: Simon is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Strategic and Logistics Management with a specialisation in Purchasing and Distribution. He has graduated with a Bachelors degree in International Business and Management. He has gained work experience through two internships in the UK in the field of International Market Research and as an Assistant Manager in Import and Export.

Languages: Native French, fluent English and good Spanish.

Naomi – Available from August/September 2015 for 5 to 6 months        

Background: Naomi has graduated in 2014 with a degree in Business Management and Administration in France. Main modules included: Marketing Management, Business Statistics, Financial Accounting, Production Management, Economics, International and Spanish Business Environment. She is currently preparing to do a double Masters degree in a European Business Programme. Naomi has gained work experience through an internship in Business Development in the UK. She is a responsible student looking to gain international experience and to expand her abilities and knowledge.

Languages: Native French, fluent English and Spanish.

Jennifer – Available from January 2015 for 5 – 6 months

Background: Jennifer is currently on her last (4th) year of a BA in International Business.  Her main modules include: International Trade, Marketing, E-Commerce, IT, Finance, Accounts, Economics and HR.  Her computer skills include the following; MS Office Suite, WordPress, Adobe CS6, HTML, Photoshop, Illustrator and with some knowledge of SEO techniques.

Languages: Native French, proficient English, conversational Spanish and beginner in Mandarin.

Lou – Available from February 2015 for 5/6 months

Background: Lou is currently on her second year of a master’s degree in International Trade, covering the following subjects: Negotiation, Logistics, Marketing, Communication, Law, Management, English, German, and Customs.  She’s confident speaking to clients on the phone and is passionate about Exporting, therefore she would like an internship in an Export Department.

Languages: Native French, fluent English, intermediate German.

Alexandre – Available from April 2015 for 6 months

Background: Alexandre is currently on his second and last year of a master’s degree in Management and International Trade. His major subjects are Marketing, International Business, Cross Cultural Management, Communication, Market Research for foreign countries and languages. He has great international experience, also with regard to working. His IT skills include besides Microsoft Office: Photoshop, Dreamweaver, SAP Netweaver and Social Media. He would like to do a work placement in the sector of Food and Drinks, especially in Marketing, Export or International Trade.

Languages: Native French, proficient English, fluent Spanish, basic German, Italian, Russian, Swedish and Finnish.


DUTCH CANDIDATES

Jasper – Available from September 2015 for 5/6 months

Background: Jasper is currently pursuing a degree in International Business and Management, which focuses on Logistics, Business Law, Economics, Marketing, Financial and Managerial Accounting, Business Communication, Project Management and Spanish. Jasper is a committee member of the International Student Association in his city.

Languages: Native Dutch, fluent English.

Hilly – Available from February 2015 for 5/6 months

Background: Hilly is currently pursuing a degree in Business Administration: Management, Economics and Law, which focuses on English, Economics, Marketing, Project Management, Process Management, Human Resource Management, Change Management, Strategic Management, Organisational Science and Leadership. Hilly is currently doing a project in University for a real client to develop the business. Hilly is a social and positive student.

Languages: Native Dutch, fluent English.

Wesley – Available from February 2015 for 5/6 months

Background: Wesley is currently pursuing a degree in International Business and Languages, which focuses on International Marketing, International Law, International Economics, Internal and External Analysis, Finance, English Culture and English Language. Wesley is an organised student who took part in a university project that enabled him to visit a company in China.

Languages: Native Dutch, fluent English, good German and French.

Sander – Available from September 2015 for 5/6 months

(Sander is funded for work placements)

Background: Sander is currently pursuing a degree in International Business and Management, which is focused on Economics, Finance, Logistics, Marketing, Business Communications, Project Management, Sustainability and Social Behaviour. Sander has spent six weeks working in the UK to improve his English. He is a driven student who is looking to gain work experience in the UK.

Languages: Native Dutch and fluent English.

Soukayna – Available from February 2015 for 5/6 months

Background: Soukayna is currently pursuing a degree in Oriental Languages & Communication which is focused in Marketing, Intercultural Communication, Arabic, Business Arabic, MOC (Management, Organisation & Communication), Project & Event Management, CTP (Communication Theory & Practice), Business Organisations & Law, Business Writing and Professional English.  She’s currently in South Africa doing an internship in Marketing and communications.  She is a dynamic student looking to gain more experience in Marketing and event management.

Languages: Native Dutch, fluent Arabic and English.

Amal – Available from February 2015 for 5/6 months

Background: Amal is currently pursuing a degree in Oriental Languages & Communication which is focused in Marketing, Intercultural Communication, Arabic, Business Arabic, MOC (Management, Organisation & Communication), Project & Event Management, CTP (Communication Theory & Practice), Business Organizations & Law, Business Writing and Professional English.  She’s currently in South Africa doing an internship in Marketing and communications.  She is a dynamic student looking to gain more experience in Marketing and event management.

Languages: Native Dutch, fluent Arabic & English, intermediate French.

Wouter  – Available from March 2015 for 5/6 months

Background: Wouter is currently pursuing a degree in International Business and Languages with a focus on English, German, Spanish, Marketing, Culture, Financial analysis, Innovation management and Communication.  He’s done an internship in Valencia to gain work experience.

Languages: Native Dutch, advanced English and German, intermediate Spanish.

Dennis  – Available from February 2015 for 5 / 6 months

Background: Dennis is currently pursuing a degree in International Business Management covering the following subjects: International Marketing, International Management, Cross Cultural Communication, Market research, Human Resource Management, Purchasing management, International Strategic Advise Report, English, Spanish, Finance & Accounting, Marketing, Trading Securities, E-Commerce, Corporate Communication Management, International Business Law, Corporate Social Responsibility, SPSS.  His favourite subjects are Marketing, Sales, Finance.  He’s already got experience in affiliate / online marketing through previous internships and has an entrepreneurial spirit as he’s already running his own chauffer business.

Languages: Native Dutch and advanced English.

Rene Visser – Available from September 2015 for 5/6 months

Background: Rene is currently on his 3rd year of a Bachelors degree in International Business and Management Studies; Economics, Corporate Finance, Law, Cultural management, International Marketing, Market Research, Supply Chain Management, Auditing, Process management, CRM, HRM, Strategic Management, Sustainability and Ethics, Management Control, Total Quality management, Management and Organization, English, Spanish and 5 separate projects.  Rene is a very dynamic student with extensive experience through different internships.  He’s passionate about business development and would like to do an internship related to business development or marketing.

Languages: Native Dutch, fluent English, an understanding of German and Spanish.

Derya Aydogan – Available from March 2015 for 5/6 months

Background: Derya is currently following a bachelor’s course in International Business and Management. During her studies she gained knowledge in basic business fields and specialized courses that included HRM, Marketing, International Business, Finance, Event Management, Intercultural Management and Law. Her level of English is proficient and very clear and efficient communicator on the phone. She would like to do her work placement in the fields of (Online) Marketing, HRM or Event Management.

Languages: Native Dutch, fluent Turkish, some knowledge of German.


ITALIAN CANDIDATES

Manuel – Available from May 2015 for 5/6 months

Background: Manuel is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Business Management and Communication at a university in Italy, which is focused on Media & Cultural Industry, Business Management, Marketing, Web Programming, Corporate Communication & Event Management, Advertising Semiotics, Macroeconomics, Territorial Marketing and International Commercial Law. He has gained work experience through various internships in the Event Management and Tourist sectors.

Languages: Native Italian, intermediate English and French.

Luca – Available from February 2015 for 5 / 6 months

Background: Luca is currently studying a Bachelor degree in International Business and Management, with main focus on; Online Marketing, Business Development, Sales and Negotiation, Sociology applied to Finance, Cross Cultural Business Skills (minor), Demand Chain Management.  Luca would like to find an internship related to sales and marketing and preferable customer facing.

Languages: Native Italian, intermediate English.


SPANISH CANDIDATES

Guillermo – Available from 1st of February 2015 for 6 months or longer

Background: Guillermo is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Management in France, which focuses on Finance, Business Taxation, Human Resources, Marketing and Accounting. He graduated with a Bachelors degree in Economics in 2013. Guillermo has gained worked experience in Finance and Market Research through various internships. He is a motivated student who is eager to learn.

Languages: Native Spanish and Catalan, fluent English and French.

Eduard – Available from November 2014 for 5/6 months

Background: Eduard is currently pursuing a double degree in Civil and Building Engineering which is focused on Building Renovation, Pathology & Diagnosis, Budget Calculation, Concrete Structures Calculations, Timber Structures, Topography, Retaining Structures & Stability and Assembling Constructions. In order to graduate with a double degree, Eduard is currently spending 10 months studying in Denmark. Eduard is a patient student eager to find a placement in the UK.

Languages: Native Spanish, intermediate English.

Jesus David – Available from February 2015 for 5/6 months

Background: Jesus is currently pursuing a double degree in Business and Law, which is focused on Financial Management, Financial Mathematics, Macro- and Microeconomics, Business Management, Finance Tax Law, Civil Law, International Private Law and Criminal Law. Jesus is currently finishing his degree at Napier University in Edinburgh. He has gained work experience as a Qualifier in the Mercantile Registry of Valencia. Jesus is an easygoing student.

Languages: Native Spanish, intermediate English.

Mar Giner – Available from June 2015 for 5/6 months

Background: Mar is currently pursuing a degree in Communication and Journalism, which focuses on History of Spain, World History, Communication Theory, Information Theory, Public Opinion, Audience Research, Planning & Development of Online Projects and Media Systems. Mar has worked as an Au Pair in Ireland and she has participated in Voluntary Environmental Work.

Languages: Native Spanish, intermediate English.

Jessica  – Available from February 2015 for 5/6 months

Background: Jessica is currently pursuing a degree in International Business with a specialisation in Marketing, which is mainly focused on Financial Math, International Management, International Human Resources, Marketing Research, Strategy Management, Micro- and Macroeconomics, International Marketing and International Law. Jessica is currently spending a semester studying abroad in Germany, and she has participated in an English language programme in the USA.

Languages: Native Spanish, advanced English.


LATVIAN CANDIDATES

Viktorija Kratovska – Available from February  2015 for 5-6 months

Background: Viktorija is currently pursuing a Bachelors degree in International Communications and Media bachelor program with a focus on Marketing Research, Communication Theory, Market Research, Sales Management, PR theory and Crisis Management.  She is passionate about Marketing and PR and is therefore looking for an internship related to Marketing.  Viktorija has the following complimentary skills – SEO, HTML, CSS, E-mail, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator.

Languages: Russian, advanced English, advanced Latvian and basic Spanish.


POLISH CANDIDATES

Sylwia Laskowska – Available from January 2015 for 5/6 months

Background: Sylwia is pursuing a degree in Business and Applied Foreign Languages, which focuses on Economics, Accounting, Marketing, Business English and Polish, Interpreting English, French and Polish, UK History & Economy, Polish History & Economy, French Law and Institutions and Computing Skills. Sylwia is currently on Erasmus exchange at the University of Exeter until January, and she has gained work experience through an internship in the Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation department at the municipality of Lublin, Poland.

Languages: Native Polish, advanced French, intermediate English and basic Spanish.

Rafal – Available from January 2015 for 5/6 months

Background: Rafal is pursuing an AP degree in Marketing Management with a specialisation in Business Economics at a university in Denmark. This degree focuses on International Marketing, Project Management Sales, Negotiation, Macroeconomics, Financial Statistics, Supply Chain Management, Budget, Investment, Culture and International Business Law. He has gained work experience through various internships in the field of Marketing.

Languages: Native Polish, advanced English, basic German and Italian.


BULGARIAN CANDIDATES

Aleksandar – Available from February 2015 for 5/6 months

Background: Aleksandar is currently pursuing a degree in International Business Management in the Netherlands, which focuses on Business Ethics, Corporate Finance, Entrepreneurship, International Economics, International Sales Management, Supply Chain Management, Accounting, Business & IT and Quality Management. Aleksandar has gained work experience as a Financial Assistant through an internship. Aleksandar is a fast learner.

Languages: Native Bulgarian, advanced English, basic Russian, Spanish and Dutch.


AUSTRIAN CANDIDATES

Fabienne – Available from March 2015 for 5 months

Background: Fabienne is currently pursuing a degree in Health and Care Science with a specialisation in Management. The degree is focused on Principles of Nursing Science and Nursing Research, Nursing Theory and Classification Development, Decision Making Processes, Dissemination and Transfer of Research, Evidence Based Practice, Epidemiology, Organisational Theory, Business Management and Personnel Management. Fabienne is an ambitious student.

Languages: Native German, advanced English.

Additional Information on placement details for Fabienne:

Fabienne requires a placement to include two managerial functions (two leading tasks which he has to plan, conduct and evaluate for his qualification) in the Health Care Management sector. Ideally, this could be a hospital, nursing home, health institution, insurance company, rehab center or equivalent and would prefer to work with the leadership of a department to get to know the field of work better and to strengthen his skills. Fabienne could apply his skills and knowledge in the Health Prevention or Health Promotion sector or work in the field of Quality Management, Process Management, etc.

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Game on at Sheffield Hallam University’s new cutting edge lab

 

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Students at Sheffield Hallam University are being given the chance to create videogames in a new cutting edge laboratory developed with entertainment giant Sony.

The centre has 34 PlayStation4 development kits for students on final year undergraduate and postgraduate courses, developing the next generation of videogame talent.

Together with its existing hardware Hallam now has the largest PlayStation teaching facilities in the world.

The new laboratory was officially opened by the developers of the new LittleBigPlanet3 title, created by Sumo-Digital Limited in Sheffield.

All students on Hallam’s industry-accredited games courses will have access to the laboratory, where they can learn the skills needed to make cutting-edge gaming software.

For more on this story, see the Sheffield Star article.

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How next generation Silicon Valley will boost South Yorkshire

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A next generation Silicon Valley to create jobs and halt an exodus of talent is to be pursued in South Yorkshire as a national first.

The advanced manufacturing innovation district will grow from the existing University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, Catcliffe, and the wider Advanced Manufacturing Park at Waverley.

It will be a hothouse for researchers, entrepreneurs and business people to share ideas, work, live and socialise – hopefully with new housing nearby, better transport links and public facilities.

In the long term it is hoped the district will attract more businesses, create new jobs, stop talented people leaving the region to seek work and put the area on the global map.

US economics expert Bruce Katz, who was visiting Sheffield to launch its international economics commission, said one new innovation district in Boston had created 4,000 jobs.

The former advisor to President Obama told The Star: “Why I came was to see the advanced manufacturing park and it is really quite remarkable.

“The collection of companies, researchers and entrepreneurs in a relatively small geography – this is a model we are keenly interested in in the United States.

“They also help move along unskilled workers into many of these advanced manufacturing jobs through apprenticeships and a focus on skilling that we’ve seen here.

“They are a way of supercharging growth and bringing people along for the ride.”

The district would be the first of its kind in the UK and Europe’s largest research-led advanced manufacturing cluster.

For more on this story, see the Sheffield Star article.

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Devolution to help Sheffield finally punch its weight


The Government has announced a landmark devolution deal for Sheffield, which will see powers currently controlled by Government given to the city region.

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(Photo courtesy of Sheffield City Council)

But what does this mean for the Steel City and the people who live there?

What does it mean overall?

Sheffield Council says it is proud to have agreed this deal with the Government. It says it is on Sheffield’s terms and the content has been driven by the needs of the local economy. It says the deal is not about Sheffield giving powers away to higher authorities, but about the city getting more control over powers currently the responsibility of central Government.

Every year, about £4.5 billion of public money is spent in Sheffield, but the city only has a say over a tiny proportion of it.

St-Pauls-Square-Office-SpacMuch is controlled and directed by central Government. As a result of the devolution deal, Sheffield will be able to have a greater say over where money is spent and be better able to spend it on the things that matter to people in the city, such as housing and transport.

Coun Julie Dore, council leader, says: “We have been fighting for this for years on behalf of the people of Sheffield. This is the latest stage of our conversation with the Government and we will continue to push Whitehall to go further. “Cities such as Sheffield are complex places, and the economy and public services should be tailored to what residents and businesses need. This isn’t the case at the moment, as central Government makes most of the decisions about how the city’s money is spent.”

Skills and employment

Sheffield-Town-Hall-1Under the new powers, Sheffield Council will have significant control over the adult skills budget of about £200m, which pays for young people and adults to get the training they need to get into work.

This will enable Sheffield – working with the national Skills Funding Agency, and the Department for Work and Pensions – to direct funding to parts of the economy where there is a skills shortage.

This should mean more people get into work, because they have the skills businesses need. Support can also be tailored to what people in Sheffield need.

With local control of this budget, the city now has the power to get businesses the skills they need to grow, provide the right training opportunities for people and get people into quality jobs.

This is particularly key in areas such as science and engineering, in terms of Sheffield’s expertise in advanced manufacturing.

The aim is to ensure people have the skills to allow them to work at the new and expanding businesses along the Sheffield-Rotherham corridor, so those businesses choosing to locate in Sheffield do not have to look elsewhere for staff.

Business support

AMP Extension 2A support model for the city region’s economy will be pioneered, in order to get businesses the expert help they need in order to start, grow, thrive and export. Businesses will get bespoke advice and support from national advisors working alongside experts who understand the local economy. At the moment, support is largely provided nationally, and does not reflect the particular characteristics of the Sheffield economy, so it often does not do what local businesses need.

By 2024, the Growth Hub will have the target of creating 33,000 new jobs, 6,000 new businesses and at least £780m in private sector investment.

Meanwhile, the city region will establish an Export Centre of Expertise, in partnership with UK Trade and Investment, to bring together support from partners such as chambers of commerce and universities to help local businesses export more, a key area to help continue the city’s economic revival.

This centre will increase the level of international trade from the city region, to help achieve the national target of achieving exports worth £1 trillion by 2020.

What next?

The deal is being viewed by city leaders as the next step on the road to more power being held in Sheffield, rather than in Whitehall. There is growing evidence both from this country and internationally that the key to cities such as Sheffield punching their weight is to decentralise, and give more control over key decisions to local leaders who best understand what is needed for the local economy.

Ongoing discussions will be had with central Government involving the devolution of even more power and that this should involve a wider set of public services than has been under discussion as part of this deal.

See the Sheffield Star for more on this story.

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