Usdaw Union Learning Rep (URL) Shirley Smith has made a real difference to a workplace apprentice scheme in her own store at Tesco Thirsk. Shirley has been able to use her knowledge and experience to offer lessons on how to help apprenticeship programmes succeed – something that has benefited both...
Last year saw yet more success in English and Maths for staff at the Tesco Goole Distribution Centre when more than 30 members of staff received their English and maths certificates in just one quarter. All thanks to Usdaw ULRs and their work building a partnership.
When the opportunity came up for Neil Garner to study a Personal Training Apprenticeship as part of the Fire Brigades Union’s educational offer though FBU Life Long Learning, he grabbed it with both hands – and hasn’t looked back since.
In late November unionlearn wrapped up its annual Supporting Learners series of regional events in Leeds. During the autumn unionlearn had held events across the country aimed at supporting Union Learning Reps and promoting workplace learning.
Pennine Foods in Sheffield has been working with the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) to support English learners – and the joint working is proving a recipe for success with 27 learner completions recently.