In House Training Programme Boosts Staff’s Skills and Job Prospects

Staff of Rapport Housing & Care came together to enroll on an exciting new training programme, that will see them boost their confidence and improve their career prospects.

Katie, Debbie, Sam and Diane
Katie, Debbie, Sam and Diane
Learning & Development Manager Chris welcomes the new recruits
Learning & Development Manager Chris welcomes the new recruits

New recruits of the Academy, Centre of Excellence (ACE), including staff from the company’s head office, care homes and housing schemes, gathered together at the organisation’s head office in Cuxton on Tuesday 5th February, to start their development journey on the 2019 Academy Leadership programme.

Keen to invest in its staff, Rapport Housing & Care launched an in-house Academy programme in 2013, to give staff development opportunities within the company and skills for their future. Those on the programme earn a level 3 qualification whilst working and receive guidance and mentoring to expand their leadership skills.

Angela Ryan, a carer who completed last year’s programme said: “The assignments were really well thought out and relevant to the company and I loved the mentoring process as it made me feel so supported. I hoped I’d be able to progress into a senior carer role and that will be my next step.”

Katrina Levett, Director of Operations added: “We are very proud to be able to offer staff the opportunity to join our in-house leadership programme, which we feel sets us apart from other employers. The programme gives our staff the opportunity to enhance their leadership and management skills and in particular, develop their confidence, which is so important in this sector.

“Since its conception, we have had many employees successfully complete the programme, a number of whom have gone on to receive promotions and do very well, we hope this year’s recruits will achieve the same success.”

Posted : 12/02/2019

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