Widening participation

Widening participation

This section covers ways to widen participation in learning and skills in the workplace.

Union support helps Devon Disability Collective survive and thrive

Case study

A social enterprise in Devon that two years ago faced closure and staff redundancies has not only remained open, but found new customers, has a learning agreement, is planning a learning centre and looking at ways to take on apprentices – largely down to the hard work from...

ULR success at First Bus Bradford will benefit thousands

Case study

Dave Hurd, a Unite Union Learning Rep (ULR) at First Bus, Bradford, has used his role to develop the skills of his colleagues, as well as creating a better experience for customers. Through his role as a bus driver, Dave noticed that it was occasionally challenging for...

Festival of Learning Awards – nominations open this week

News

Union Learning Reps are being encouraged to nominate learners and workplaces they have been supporting for the Festival of Learning 2018 awards. This year bus driver and Unite member Ashley Pickering, a bus driver for First Leeds in Bramley, was been announced as the...

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