week’s training news


Co-op has solved the problem of training employees at multiple locations by
introducing a high-tech travelling training centre. The retailer refurbished
coach with state-of-the-art computers, are travelling around the country
training staff. Staff are organised by regions and the coach delivers PC
coaching for a new computer system. So far 33 employees have been trained and
the programme allows the HR department to track the progress of staff on the

get IT lessons

659 MPs are being offered free IT and management training in a bid to modernise
government. The Educating the House campaign will run throughout 2002,
encouraging all MPs and constituency staff to make the most of internet
training.  Only 142 MPs currently have a
website and the aim is to double this figure through the training which is
provided by training provider Parity.


workers in Essex are to pilot a training programme intended to benefit groups
such as women returners. The training has been funded by a European Social
Funding grant of £90,000 to the Learning and Skills Council in Essex and will
be run by Quantica. The course will train workers to NVQ level 2 standards and
enable some high achievers to obtain D32 and D33 qualifications.

safety course

has developed a new course to help manage the safety of around 1,700 employees.
The training is being delivered by Zurich to improve the health and safety
performance of its managers. The five-day residential course is a mixture of
lectures, syndicate work, videos and seminars. The course has been accredited
by the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.


Cash Services has invested in a new e-learning programme to help train its
6,000 staff. The system will be available at 50 branches by the end of
September, with each centre having a dedicated work station for learning and
development. The system has been launched to ensure all staff have access to
training which will fit around 24-hour shift patterns. Initially, the focus
will be on hard skills such as IT.

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