Supporting learners

Supporting learners

Supporting learners is the underpinning strategy for all unionlearn activity with the primary aim of making all learning and progression opportunities available to all union members as well as providing impartial information, advice and guidance.

Determination and union support result in Lee starting apprenticeship

Case study

Lee Hughes first approached Usdaw in September 2014 when he asked to do the Warehousing and Storage apprenticeship at JD Williams Hadfield. On his initial assessment Lee struggled with his maths, coming out at Entry 2. The Usdaw Mobile Union Learning Rep explained...

Is Maths a barrier to participation in society?

Does this question sound peculiar to you? Actually, all one has to do to answer this is to step foot into one of the many Work Clubs created in partnership with our ULF/GMB learning project and Job Centre Plus. Here we regularly see new people attending who feel strongly...

Don't fear maths!

Is maths something we should be scared of? Is it something that we either understood or didn't when we were at school and something that we have never had to consider again? I work in financial services where maths is a basic requirement, and the usual minimum level...

Bristol Better Jobs event to focus on skills


Skills is one of the key factors of a great job" said South West TUC Regional Secretary Nigel Costley as he announced a major event focusing on Better Job for Bristol. Bristol is a prosperous city with a diverse economy and many successful businesses. It has...