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Apprenticeship Job Opportunity – Projects Assistant

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Projects Assistant Apprentice to join the growing team at Rinova. It is therefore ideal for a young person interested in working in the areas of employment, skills and learning, arts and culture, and social action and enterprise, as the role will bring you in contact with many types…

Transferable employability skills through the arts

Since October 2012 Rinova has been working with a group of partners from the UK, Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Italy and the Netherlands to develop the Euro-ARCO Leonardo project, funded by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission. Since March this year, the Euro-Arco partners have been busy delivering their second phase of training pilots.  These pilots involve testing the…

Bridging the gap between employers and young people

One of the characteristics of the financial crisis that struck in 2008 has been the particular impact on young people and the labour market.  Whilst unemployment in general has increased internationally, these increases have been disproportionately high amongst young people – leading to talk of a ‘lost generation’. The reasons why this is happening to…

Promoting and Networking Cultural Learning in Europe

Over the last 18 months Rinova has been working with a network of organisations from eleven countries to develop the European Cultural Learning Network (ECLN). The ECLN project arises directly from the fact that, as a sector, ‘Cultural Learning’ is largely un-defined and un-mapped, and that professional or vocational educational pathways are equally ill-defined and unrecognised…

Skills Support for the Unemployed

It is with great pleasure that we are able to announce our successful tender for the Skills Support for the Unemployed (SSU) programme in East London, led by applicant 15billion. Our SSU programme in East London has a contract value of over £1.5m. It is co-financed by the Skills Funding Agency and the European Social…

Aspire2Create

We are delighted to announce Aspire2create – a new international venture for trainers in the cultural and creative industries.  The Aspire2create application was designed by Rinova, which is also acting as the management co-ordinator for the project, and is led by Collage Arts. Euro-Aspire  was a European Leonardo da Vinci Development of Innovation project, which ran for two years…

Catch22 and Supply Chain Management

Rinova has been commissioned by Catch22 to work closely with senior colleagues in the organisation to develop a new Supply Chain Management strategy. Catch22 is a Social Business with over 200 years’ experience of providing services that help people in tough situations to turn their lives around. Naomi Hulston, Assistant Director of Business Development for Catch22 said “In…

The emerging role of the Job Broker

It has been a busy autumn at Rinova with the approval and start-up of a number of new initiatives, the completion of some others, implementing and evaluating a wide range of partnerships and preparing a number of new proposals. We were also successful with three new European Lifelong Learning Programme projects, and we were delighted to launch the…