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””

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.”

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”

Quick-thinking social care apprentice saves man’s life

Emergency first aid training proved invaluable for a Training Now social care apprentice when she came to the aid of a man having a heart attack in the street. Soreya Kia is a member of Agincare’s Christchurch home care team. She is currently a social care apprentice doing her Health and Social Care Level 3Continue reading “Quick-thinking social care apprentice saves man’s life”

Is an earn while you learn apprenticeship worth it?

There’s no doubt that doing an earn while you learn apprenticeship is a commitment. You’ll be studying while working and you’ll definitely need the support of your family. But completing an apprenticeship also shows your current and prospective employers that you have dedication and determination to develop yourself, both as a person and in yourContinue reading “Is an earn while you learn apprenticeship worth it?”

Mental health training to support others

Recently, around World Mental Health Day, we’ve been shining the spotlight on mental health training and support during the global coronavirus pandemic. Mental health is often a topic that we don’t like to discuss, but COVID-19 has put many of us under pressure. Restrictions, lockdowns and guidelines have fundamentally changed how we do things every day.Continue reading “Mental health training to support others”