This week’s training news

Taking the first step

About 100 first line-managers at glass firm Pilkington are taking part in a
new development programme. Successful staff will receive the NEBSM introductory
certificate in management. The course, which was developed by Training for
Advancement and is deliveredon-site at Pilkington, consists of four workshops
based on practical work-related topics.

Learn about anything

Staff at Land Rover will be able to take part in non-work related training
at the firm’s expense following the launch of the Associate Development Scheme.
ADS allows employees to take courses in almost anything on or off site. The
collaboration between the company and unions also provides information centres
at each of Land Rover’s sites outlining courses available.

Pontin’s programme

The Hotel and Catering Training Company has teamed up with holiday company
Pontin’s to offer staff more training. Candidates will learn in the workplace
while working towards NVQs or by taking part in a Modern Apprenticeship scheme.
The programme has been successfully piloted at Pontin’s’ Brean Sands site and
will now operate at all eight holiday resorts.

Commitment pays off

A group of 10 managers from drinks firm Britvic have received the NEBS
management certificate as well as high praise from bosses for their commitment.
The team has attended a year of workshops and training, often starting at 6am
before working a full shift. Projects were based on work related issues and
designed by training company the People Development Team.

Worldwide Budget

More than 2,000 staff in 69 countries have accessed Budget Rent-A-Car’s
online learning centre. After just six months online, the site has helped
change the company’s development policy to one of continual learning. The site
contains raining modules covering business-specific programmes and transferable
skills courses. All the material can be adapted to meet local needs and the
site is updated each month.

Online learning

The Government’s Centre for Management and Policy Studies has launched an
internet-based training scheme for leadership. The PRIME: Leadership package is
a first for the public sector and allows leadership skills to be honed in the
workplace. Eight government departments have committed to the scheme and a
private sector version is in development.


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