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Honour – Basildon headteacher Sharon Wilson with Stephen Metcalf, MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock, and her Silver Pearson Lifetime Achievement Award

Sharon picks up top award for her work in education

Raising standards – the Trailblazer system is being introduced to address the skills gap faced by the construction industry

Raising the bar for apprentice builders

Fired – Antony Jenkins

Claim Barclays to axe 30,000 jobs in cost-cutting drive

Concerned – Noel Tagoe is the executive director of the education facility of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

Bosses struggling to fill roles as young lack basic skills for work

Youngsters needed to keep our planes in the air

Youngsters needed to keep our planes in the air

Lessons in turf leads to USA

Team up – Andrew Spice, Essex County Council commercial director, Jade Marjurum, a manager in the commercial department with Derrick Louis, councillor responsible for transformation and corporate and traded services

Chance to be a council apprentice

Only way is up – Range Rover Evoques awaiting export at Southampton docks as the UK’s motor industry released figures showing it is breaking new records amid growing sales

Zooming ahead - UK motor industry breaks records

Emily Hamlin – the former head girl, who decided not to go to univerity, is an engineering apprentice at Procter and Gamble

Hunt is on for Essex apprentices

MP – Priti Patel

How jobless have set up 70,000 new businesses

Caroline Dinenage MP – spoke at the Ford event to mark National Women in Engineering Day

Drive for more women engineers

Reuben Singh – alldayPA boss says people want to boost their income and new technology has made it easier for them to have a second job

Sharp increase in second jobs is triggered by new technology

Anita Houser – Solomon Artistes owner says extras have very early moring starts

Rise and shine...as a film extra

Andrew Hunter – co-founder of job search engine Adzuna

Wage gap between graduates and non graduates narrows

Leaving EU would risk rights of employment

Teacher trainer – Roanna Harstad’s company, Free Soul Yoga, is in Wickford

Roanna’s business is to teach yoga and firewalking!

Practical skills – Prospects College of Advanced Technology for these roles is urging Essex youngsters to apply for apprentice places

50 vacancies for apprentices

College sows the seeds to gather farmers of future

Proud – Writtle College floristry student in front of her Ayana Shimazu fantasy tree which was a finalist at Chelsea Flower Show

Student’s fantasy tree is a blooming success at Chelsea

Apprentice –  Sam Smith

Royal Opera House opens right door for you to be an apprentice

My crew –  Simon Collyer, centre, with  Colchester Institute film and media students Toby Harris, Ed Cepaitis, Starr Sawyer and Jess Hastings

Film trainees’ spotlight on work

End of an era – Graham Wilson was agriculture and  commercial property specialist at Thompson Smith and Puxon in Colchester

SOLICITOR CALLS IT A DAY AFTER 37 YEARS WITH TOWN FIRM TSP

How Centenary Place will look

Student brickies relish hands-on work experience

Plea to back wind industry

5 picked for blooming work experience

5 picked for blooming work experience

Ground Control – backs the Trailblazer apprenticeship scheme

Helping apprentice scheme to grow

Champion – Ros Altman

L&G backs hiring older employees

Path – Shaun Bull

Building jobs and homes

Site meeting – building trainees at the Crest Nicholson apprentice day led by chief executive Stephen Stone, centre, who wants the new generation to be skilled up

Building apprentices get top tips from construction boss

Cerebral teens win work experience

Cerebral teens win work experience

Firm needs someone who can make a real impact

Firm needs someone who can make a real impact

Grub’s up – a young visitor gets to groom a pigmy goat at Barleylands Farm

Firms get to bid for £50k grants to create more jobs

Relishing a challenge – Jacqui Wellington,

Recruit Jacqui helps RAF Reserves hit a new target

Dog’s best friend – former policeman turned dog trainer Richard Newman with his rescue puppy Amber

It’s now a dogs’ life for ex-police officer Richard

New jobs – Conservative candidate Stephen Metcalfe with Selex apprentices

Praise for high levels of new apprentices

Great outdoors – Hyde Hall Gardens’ latest apprentice Jonah Kirkwood never wanted to work in an office

Hyde Hall apprentice, 16, looks forward to a blooming career

Plea – Alan Titchmarsh with Writtle College graduates. The college provides agriculture students with the specialist knowledge and practical skills required for a rewarding career

Young should look to agriculture for a career, urges TV gardening legend

Green fingers – Andrew Lodge is garden manager at Hyde Hall

Hyde Hall garden boy who ended up as the manager

Trio – Georgia Sleath, Harry Cooper and Floriana Bucolli go to the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy, part of South Essex College

Just the business... students reach finals of national contest

ý Opportunity knocks – Paul McFadyen is managing director of Regis Group, which is on the hunt for an apprentice for the second year running

Competition opens a door to find a new apprentice

Head for figures – Paul Chilver is a financial planning manager at Birkett Long in Colchester

Would-be footballer is a star in field of financial planning

Lloyds hires 100 new apprentices

Success – Sam Francis is working in financial investments and retirement planning at legal firm Birkett Long on his apprenticeship

Sam shines through his apprenticeship

Firm’s launch – Nigel Smith, Nicola Thornton, Sara and Stephen Cullis Julie Farrow and Steve Sleigh, of Webwalrus

Steve launches new web design company

Sam Francis

Financial advisers take on two staff

It’s all about conserving the past – Craig Milburn set up a conservation firm after going on an Essex County Council course

Craig turns his passion for heritage into a new business

Chief tutor – Keryl Titmus, of Central Hairdressing Academy, London Road, Southend

Keryl wrote the book on hairdressing for students

Frustrated at work? Maybe yours isn't a top 25 job

Is yours a top job? Data shows what the best 25 jobs in the UK are

Highly rated – apprentices on the railway course at Prospects College

Prospects steams ahead with railway apprentices

Seafront – the £50million development of the Seaway car park site in create about 450 jobs

Two developments will create 550 seafront jobs

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