When he started growing a few tomatoes for the mess in his fire station seven years ago, FBU learning rep Simon Jakeman had no idea he was sowing the seeds of a green revolution in London’s fire stations.
Usdaw has been supporting the apprenticeship programme with Tesco retail for some time and has more recently been involved in the pilots around the Tesco LGV apprentices within the Distribution centres.
UNISON National Black Members Committee member Elizabeth Cameron is a former Union Learning Rep (ULR) and when she was elected onto the union’s National Executive Council wanted to understand more about the trade union movement. She spotted an advert in Labour Review magazine for Ruskin College, and...
As well as the usual union learning activity of helping learners in the workplace, the Learn with Aegis team looks at helping learners in other ways. This is way they decided to run a stall at the Spelthorne Career and Skills Fair held at Kempton Park, Sunbury in September.
Crystal Palace FC celebrated Black History Month with a BAME (Black Asian Minority Ethnic) coaching conference, bringing together coaches from every level to debate diversity in coaching and promote opportunities to those looking for their first role in the game.
PFA Education has been going into learning centres at football clubs across the country to promote learning and skills – and has been making use of unionlearn’s SkillCheck initial assessment tool to help support learners.
Simon Hunneybel , is 44 and has worked nights as a HGV driver for Sainsburys in Waltham Abbey in Essex for nearly 13 years. He never felt he had to worry too much about developing his skills, but his growing family resulted in revaluating this – and his union was there to help.
This week Union Learning Reps across the country focus on numeracy skills as unionlearn runs its annual Maths Workout Week – all part of its wider campaign promoting maths skills and supporting learners improve numeracy at work.
During the past 2 years, Usdaw’s lifelong learning campaign in the Southern Division has been very successful in delivering functional skill courses at Tesco customer fulfilment centres – stores which deliver solely to on-line customers. ESOL has been a big part of this offer.