On Your Marks Lens Online
During May 2016 we ran our fourth On Your Marks course in partnership with Lens Online. This partnership has proved extremely successful so far, with six learners moving into employment with Lens Online.
Our 9 day programme offers learners a unique employment services experience, they are given the opportunity to complete 2 mock interviews and work experience with real job opportunities on completion.
West Midlands Young Apprenticeship Ambassador Network (WMYAAN)
On Thursday 12th April, Kathleen from Vestia Training and Evie from HR attended the first WMYAAN meeting, held at the Skills Funding Agency in Birmingham.
Kathleen has been named Chair of the Network, which aims to grow the National Apprenticeship programme by promoting all aspects of Apprenticeships.
There are currently 30 apprentices signed up from organisations including Jaguar Land Rover, BT, Coventry City Council and the AA. The remit is to help inspire the next generation of apprentices within the West Midlands.
The Network will be meeting again in July where they are hoping to have progressed with ambassadorial activities and added to membership numbers.
Worcestershire TeleCare (WTC) Customer Care Workshop
The workshops, which focused on telephony-based services and assistive technology, helped raise awareness of WTC’s customers, the challenges they face and how WTC can tailor their services to meet needs whilst deliver excellent customer service.
The feedback we received from the training has been outstanding, with over 95% of delegates rating the Training Delivery as satisfied or very satisfied.
Apprentices in Business
On the evening of Wednesday 25th May our apprentices attended the next ‘Apprentices in Business’ (AIB) event. As reported during March, AIB was created by local business people as a networking forum for apprentices. Aimed at focussing on a particular business skill, life skill or information best practice sharing opportunity.
This event was around the use of Social Media; our apprentices really enjoyed the event and learnt a lot from it.
During May we organised an apprentice photoshoot, the aim was to get as many apprentices in the image as possible, including those who had been successful in gaining permanent roles within our organisation. The image is now proudly displayed in our Head Office reception.