What Happened During June 2017

The Community Housing Group – Managing Safely Refresher Training

On Thursday 8th June 2017 we delivered a Managing Safely Refresher course. This is an internal course that our Health & Safety qualified trainer developed.

The course updates managers on changes to legislation and helps them review health and safety in their teams, looking specifically at procedures in place at TCHG.

By replacing the IOSH Managing Safely Refresher with our own tailored refresher it enables us to look at our own policies and systems.

The feedback we received from this course is very positive with 100% being satisfied or very satisfied with the training with the following comments;

“I preferred this course to other accredited courses – felt relevant and just the right amount of information. It wasn’t too overwhelming”

“I thought the revamped refresher worked really well compared previous courses”.


Oakleaf Commercial Services Apprenticeship and Trainee Event

On Thursday 15th June 2017, Oakleaf hosted an Apprentice and Trainee Event at Kidderminster Town Hall, with support from Vestia and the Group.

The purpose of the event was to advertise for 5 Apprenticeship positions and 1 Trainee position within Oakleaf Commercial Services.

Thank you to all those that supported the event, it was a great success, which saw attendance from a lot of interested applicants.

For further information on our Apprenticeship programme please call the Vestia training team on 01562 733133.


Opening Doors Careers Event

On Wednesday 28th June 2017 we hosted a careers event as part of the Opening Doors for Business partnership with OGL. The event, which saw 15 pupils attend Foley Grove, was a huge success.

Dave Hanman, Director of Independent Living Services, was a part of the line-up for the event, taking part in a ‘Day in the Life of a Director’ interactive activity, this gave the pupils an opportunity to learn all about a Director’s role and details of Dave’s own career path.

Other Apprentices and staff from Oakleaf Grounds and Vestia also supported the event, giving pupils the chance to learn about Apprenticeships at The Community Housing Group, as well as CV and interview skills.

Thank you to all that supported the event and those Apprentices that acted as Ambassadors for the Group.


Welcome to Nathan Hatch – Web Development Apprentice

Nathan joined The Community Housing Group in June 2017, as a Web Development Apprentice.

Nathan is currently studying towards a Higher Apprenticeship in Software Development, whilst working in the I.T department.