Case studies

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Durham County Council implement Live & Learn Project

The Live & Learn project was launched in July 2007, to promote learning within the County Council; the project worked hard raising its profile with the authority, working towards being included within the corporate training programme and a learning agreement. With the Unitary Authority arriving in...

Skills Sharers Recognised

NEW Charter has taken a top award celebrating commitment to education in the workplace. The company’s organisational Transformation Team was handed a Campaign for Learning Award for an innovative Skill Share scheme run last year. Since 2008, New Charter Housing has accessed regional learning...

The Benefits of Partnership Working - Airsprung Beds

Migrant workers – SW Region Many businesses in the region have recruited large numbers of migrant workers to fill vacancies that otherwise would not have been filled, but English language barriers often mean that employers are unable to get the full value out of their migrant workforce. Wiltshire...

Unite forges links with Swindon Library service

Tuesday 29 th March saw the official launch of a partnership between Unite the Union, Wincanton and the Swindon Borough Council Library Service. This partnership was created to promote reading and improve literacy amongst the staff at Wincanton Distribution Centre in South Marston, Swindon. Lead ULR...

Wakefield District Homes and UCATT

Wakefield District Homes and UCATT Organisational background Wakefield and District Homes (WDH) is the third biggest housing association in the UK. It was established in 2005 after the transfer of local authority housing stock of 30,000 homes. The former DLO department (housing maintenance) was...

Emergency Learning in the Midlands

When Derby print company Bemrose Booth went into receivership in June 2010, Unite was quick to offer support for those affected by setting up an Open Day for members at their local office, providing advice on benefits and careers. The company, which manufactured rail tickets and was the largest...

Encouraging Literacy

Employer: Manor Bakeries Union: BAFWU Tracey Meadowcroft missed a lot of school growing up, due to the fact that her parents were travellers so she moved around and hardly went to school and when she did , she says , she was just given a book and told to copy it out. Tracey says: “I got no...

Learning takes off at the Royal Mail Distribution Centre near Heathrow

Parminder Kaur, Lead ULR for South East No5 branch, and her students held an event on Monday April 26th in Heathrow World Distribution Centre (HWDC) in Langley to celebrate their success in passing their European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) level 1 course. The event was very well attended by the...

Union learning case study

Janette Taylor is a busy mother of two, an active member in her local church and a part time post woman at Gloucester Mail Centre. With that being said, it’s a wonder how Janette found the time to successfully complete a Level 1 and 2 maths qualification at the [email protected] Learning Centre at...