This week’s training news: new HR management programmes for Ireland

HR professionals in the Irish Republic can study a new range of professional and postgraduate management development programmes. The Sheffield Business School – part of Sheffield Hallam University – in partnership with the Irish CIPD, is offering three new MSc programmes: Fast Track in HR Management, HR Management/Development and Strategic Learning. All courses are offered on a part-time block study basis. Call Paul Banfield on 0114-225 2820.


Sheffield Council starts groundbreaking scheme

Sheffield City Council, in partnership with Sheffield Business School, has embarked on a management development programme – the largest ever organised by a UK metropolitan district council. The first of 167 senior city council managers will embark on their tailor-made management education at the business school this month. The council set up the programme after it identified key skills all top operational managers should have to ensure services are effective.


£50,000 for job-related training for unemployed

Focus, the training and enterprise council for central London, has committed £50,000 to a referral programme that will allow 2000 unemployed individuals to undertake free job-related training. Businesses in central London are suffering a significant skills shortage even though unemployment in the area is twice the national average, according to Focus. For further details call 020-7896 8484.

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