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Winning way – Sophie Taylor, third from left, with her £250 cheque which she will invest in her coffee drinks business, with South Essex College dragons Damian Walters, Claire Anderson, Anthony McGarel and Katherine Ashdown

Sophie brews up scheme to wow college dragons

Essex County Council leader – councillor David Finch urges people to make the most of services offered by libraries

More to a library than just books...

More marketable – Michael Jone, wearing grey jacket, Louis Waters, in white shirt, and Max Talbot, in black top, who completed an Uksa skills course, with tutors Charlie Harris and Jamie White

6-week skills course boosts job prospects of the young

BA hunts for air crew

David Cant – IFA recruiter at Essex law firm Birkett Long

Financial sector needs new blood

More in work – a 74 per cent employoment rate is the highest on record

Record numbers in work as jobless figure hits an eight-year low

Innovative – employment minister Priti Patel launches a new Government scheme to give extra careers advice to school pupils

MP launches new careers advice scheme for pupils

Chefs, builders, cool jobs wait for you – in Antarctica

Start a college course

Start a college course

Ray Gooding – “have a look”

College courses help fulfil your potential

On the move – the study suggests Britain’s jobs market is one of Europe’s strongest

Study suggests strong job prospects for UK

Job-hunting – January will see many workers going for new jobs because they are unhappy with their present lot

Bad management is costing firms dearly

Moving on – journalist Laura Holland’s passion for exercise and healthy eating led her to retrain as a personal trainer

Fitness boom lures army of people on path to become personal trainers

Team work – matron Roz Blackboro, ward manager Vincent Celis, nurse Olin Serinilla, chief executive Clare Panniker, porter Noel Risdon, who won a staff award, and manager Michael Noakes

Hospital porter goes extra mile for patients

County councillor Ray Gooding – says start the new year by signing up for an Adult Community Learning course to improve job prospects

Opening the door to adult education could lead to a new job

Winners – comedian Gary Delaney with Joanne Smith, Caroline Davis, Andrea Ince and Michelle Wiliams, from Orsett Hall, and Chris Milton, of organisers Brilliant Marketing Solutions

Join top wedding venue’s team

Economic boost – Vice-Chancellor Professor Anthony Forster with the report

Uni’s £460m boost to the our economy

Ready to grow – the dedicated team from Writtle College taking part in the national competition

College bid for green glory

Professor Iain Martin – appointed vicechancellor of Anglia Ruskin University

Former surgeon is named new vice-chancellor of university

Firm engineers successful trainee system

Boost for women – EasyJet’s new pilot training academy will double the number of female trainees from 6 per cent to 12 per cent

Budget airline set to double its intake of women pilots

Yuhei Nakajima – graduated last year with a Masters in Landscape Architecture from Writtle College and has now been shortlisted in the student dissertation category of this year’s Landscape Institute awards

Another Writtle graduate in running for an honour

Jan Skene – head of Anglia University’s Degrees at Work team which is a finalist in the sales team category of a leading sales and marketing award

Anglia Ruskin in line for top honour

Graduates - some of the latest students at Anglia Ruskin

We're ready to manage

Care industry is booming

Aisha Gaido – has won the Student Leader of the Year prize at the Quality in Education and Training Awards, organised by Health Education, East of England

Anglia Ruskin nursing graduate wins top award

Firms to fire imagination of teens at uni’s Big Bang fair

Flashback – the then Princess Elizabeth trained as a mechanic and fitter during the Second World War as part of her war effort

Queen supports drive to recruit more women into engineering

Testing time – a student watches a forensic expert at one of South Essex College’s previous higher education taster days

College’s taster days are just the job...

Vocational skills – technical apprentices Sean Chapman and Sam Blinkhorne working at the Procat centre

New centre gives students cutting-edge industry skills

Highlight – Leanne Cooper receiving her Learner of the Year trophy from Paralympian Danny Crates, right, and MD of Central Training Academy Andrew Wright

Graduates who are cut above rest

Jacqui Jobbins – winner of the Masters prize in the Art and Design section of the Landscape Research Group’s student awards

Writtle graduate picks up another prestigious award

Recession lowers expectations

Georgia Inseal – the catering apprentice at South Essex College is loving every moment of her course

Catering trainees have pick of jobs menu

Best and worst jobs revealed

Key skill – Esssex businesses are finding it a struggle to fill IT posts

Tech boom means demand for jobs in IT strips supply

Ross Gordon – apprentice bricklayer

Building boom opens door for apprentices

Here for you – the Echo site

Virtual Jobs Fair launches today

Top stuff – TK Maxx

High Street stores prove to be our top employers

Five of the best – Tom Lines, Lewis Brown, Amy Rodgers, Joe Down and Tom Moss are the latest batch of trainee accountants taken on by Baker Tilly

Career in accountancy all adds up

Head of degrees – Jan Skene of Anglia Ruskin University

Degree in sales to help you get ahead in retail

Job prospects looking good for our region

Keen job hunter – Joe Wild

I cut short my hol and landed dream job

Huge jump in workers on zero hours contracts

Nicki Kelly – South Essex College’s head of hairdressing and beauty

College nails new courses

Fight will go on – Unison general secretary Dave Prentis

Unison loses latest court challenge to tribunal fees

Karen Watson – teaches children where their food really comes from

Some kids really think food comes Tesco

Hurrah! The 13 new recruits at Savers Health & Beauty, in Westcliff, had all previously been unemployed

Health and beauty team is the lucky 13!

n Expert in its field – from floristry and horticulture to animal care and agriculture, Writtle College has been providing land-based education for more than 120 years

Writtle College is the place for study and hands-on experience

Most graduates over-qualified for jobs

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