Training roundup

This week’s training roundup

Rail NVQs extended

Train operator First Great Western has extended its NVQ scheme to cover
about 230 train managers. The managers, who are responsible for customer safety
on board trains, are being trained to NVQ level 2 in Railway Operations. The
firm worked closely with unions to develop the scheme, which is backed by the
Rail Industry Training Council.

Centre of excellence

Bristol Business School, part of the University of the West of England, has
been awarded centre of excellence status by the CIPD. The award comes after an
inspection of the school of human resources and the employment studies research
unit. The business school is one of only 11 centres of excellence in the UK and

Building competence

More than 30 young people in Lambeth have enrolled for free training for
jobs in the construction industry. They are taking courses including
bricklaying, carpentry, dry-lining and electrical installation. The trainees
will be offered jobs after a 13-week trail during which they will earn £195 a
week. The scheme is operated under the European Social Fund to help beat skills

Skills academy

Vehicle leasing firm Lex has launched an internal academy to build the
skills of its staff. The academy has four stages and covers subjects such as
commercial understanding, presentation skills, time management and sales
skills. New starters begin at Level 1 and gradually work their way through the
different stages as their knowledge and capability improves.

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