Tackling sexual harassment in the workplace

Research carried out in 2020 by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) shows sexual harassment is still a serious problem in some UK workplaces: According to the CIPD four percent of employees said they had been sexually harassed at work over the past three years. Women are significantly more likely than men toContinue reading “Tackling sexual harassment in the workplace”

On/off-the-job training explained!

At Training Now we have changed the name of ‘off-the-job training’ to ‘on-the-job training’. We want to make it clearer for everyone what this really is and means. You may also hear it called ‘OTJ’ for short. An apprenticeship is a job with a formal programme of training. An apprenticeship is a work-based programme. TheContinue reading “On/off-the-job training explained!”

“I feel I’ve learnt so much”

We caught up with Liliana Macieira who shared her apprenticeship experience with us – thank you Liliana! “I have worked in the care industry for over seven years. I am passionate about care and have been lucky enough to learn new skills and knowledge as part of my career progression. “Training Now has enabled meContinue reading ““I feel I’ve learnt so much””

New report into reporting harmful online content

The UK Safer Internet Centre has published ‘Through These Walls’, its annual report into harmful online content. The report sets out that 2020 saw a steep rise in harmful content during the coronavirus pandemic. It also highlights that more and more people are aware of how to identify and raise incidents with an official disputeContinue reading “New report into reporting harmful online content”

The sky’s the limit! Hearing from two of our apprentices

We love catching up with our apprentices, hearing how they’re getting on, and making sure they know about all the support we can offer them… We caught up with Adela Sandu who spoke to us about her experience on the apprenticeship programme. ‘I am working hard to finish my Level 2. This apprenticeship with TrainingContinue reading “The sky’s the limit! Hearing from two of our apprentices”

Need careers advice? We’re here to help.

We’re encouraging all our apprentices to book a session with our careers adviser, Luke Hall. Whether you’re starting from scratch with your CV or could just do with a few pointers on your interview technique, Luke is here to help you. You’ll benefit from Luke’s extensive careers advice experience and his friendly, supportive approach. It’sContinue reading “Need careers advice? We’re here to help.”

Safer Internet Day 2021

Today is Safer Internet Day and we’re sharing tips and advice on how you and your family can stay safe online. Globally, extremists use misinformation to influence, groom and recruit children and young and vulnerable people. And in the past 12 months, the coronavirus pandemic has really brought home to us how easy it isContinue reading “Safer Internet Day 2021”

First Aid for Mental Health training courses

We are now offering First Aid for Mental Health training courses and qualifications. The courses cover an overview of different mental ill-health conditions and how to provide support to individuals who are having a mental health crisis. The FAA Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health – Level 1 is a four-hour (half-day)Continue reading “First Aid for Mental Health training courses”

Connecting with young people this Christmas

This has been a most peculiar year, particularly for our mental health. We’re living under tight restrictions on seeing people face-to-face, and have had to adjust how we keep in touch with people – our family, friends, and work colleagues. Some people have found a transition to FaceTime or Zoom calls and conversations easy toContinue reading “Connecting with young people this Christmas”

Standing together against terrorism in our communities

At Training Now we take the safety and welfare of our apprentices seriously. Read how we support the Government’s Prevent strategy on our Safeguarding page. We also set out our commitment to providing an environment that values our apprentices, learners, visitors and staff. Our commitment to safeguarding We are committed to ensuring that you areContinue reading “Standing together against terrorism in our communities”