COVENTRY & WARWICKSHIRE | Taylor Hart Ltd provides ceiling and dry wall installation services. Retaining experienced staff, and recruiting new staff with specific skills, to meet increasingly complex demands from customers had been an ongoing challenge. Read on to find out how Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) supported them to reduce increase productivity and upskill their people.
SWINDON & WILTSHIRE | Rachael is the publisher of a medical journal and wanted to learn website development to effectively support the design and updating of her own website. This would help her achieve her goal of specific indexing criteria for scientific journals.
SWINDON & WILTSHIRE | Rita works as a domiciliary carer; while she had experience of working in the care industry, she had no formal qualifications in the safe handling of medicine or end-of-life care. Read how SSW supported her to achieve her aims of growing within her role through free training.
LEICESTER and LEICESTERSHIRE │ Chloe worked within the Marketing department at Fishers Solicitors as a Marketing Officer. To achieve her career ambitions, her goal was to better understand the qualities of being a manager so she took the initiative to do a management and leadership training course.
WEST OF ENGLAND | "We were able to develop programmes that were right and relevant for the business. We will continue to invest in training the team, which in turn will support the business objectives, in terms of having a valued workforce who are efficient, confident and competent in their roles.”
BLACK COUNTRY | “I had always worked under management and never been in a position where I was required to manage others. I was aware of the characteristics and methods that I would like and expect from a manager but didn’t feel confident to lead others.”
DEVON | “As a result of the training, I have more responsibility for the designing of digital marketing tools, which are used to promote the Chamber events. Not only has the Chamber invested in my skills, but they have also made a cost saving by bringing this in-house.”
BLACK COUNTRY | Pickerings Hire required training to support their expanding business and increasing client base. Read how training through the Skills Support for the Workforce programme has boosted staff morale and enabled the business to become more competitive.
SOMERSET | “The training has enabled me to evaluate my staff members better and motivate them in a way for the business to cope with the extreme times we have faced, managing to keep our high levels of production and quality up despite skeleton staff levels."
HERTFORDSHIRE | "I am always looking to gain that competitive edge and this training has supported us to improve our online business throughout COVID. The training increased staff satisfaction and gave the staff more confidence in their work and has increased productivity.”
STOKE-ON-TRENT & STAFFORDSHIRE | Cath, a community development support worker for All The Small Things, needed to gain a formal teaching qualification to work on a national program. Read how SSW enabled Cath to access the training to help achieve her goal.
WORCESTERSHIRE | Wanting to further increase Mainstay Group's marketing reach, namely its social media presence, Callum undertook a Level 2 Award in IT User Skills with ambition to increase the company’s presence online and implement working digital strategies to achieve this.
STOKE-ON-TRENT & STAFFORDSHIRE | Following completion of the SSW funded skills training offer, Jalil now has a formal functional skills qualification, as well as improved vocational skills having completed non-regulated, bespoke training for his workplace needs.
BLACK COUNTRY | Delivery of training for over 30 staff members was flexible around their working schedules so that upskilling the workforce did not negatively impact the business' work output. Omega has seen an immediate improvement in Client relatiosnhips following the training.
GREATER BIRMINGHAM & SOLIHULL | Cava Security Services is a business established in February 2005, employing 30 staff, the company has grown significantly over the past 10 years. Managing Director, Richard Payton is committed to developing his team through investement in training.
STOKE-ON-TRENT & STAFFORDSHIRE | "Having employees from a variety of backgrounds means we get the very best solutions to business issues to ensure we keep progressing. I would definitely like to attract more women into our front line service engineering roles and manufacturing roles."