Archive for September, 2018

Building A Successful Partnership With Berkeley Homes

As a leading provider of up-skilling courses, training, and Higher Apprenticeship programmes within the construction industry we work with some of the sector’s largest contractors. We are always keen to the share news, achievements and successes of our customers and learners.
The video below was created by our customer Berkeley Homes promoting their apprenticeship programme.

Berkeley Homes have very kindly given us a testimonial about our role in their apprenticeship programme.

“Geason Training have proven to be a great choice as a training provider for our business; their support in helping us to utilise our apprenticeship levy to upskill our workforce has been fundamental in extending our training programme across our teams.  They have continued to invest in innovative ways to keep us updated; with access to an online portal and points of contact in the business who are always quick to respond and happy to assist.”

Josephine C-Thornewill
Sustainability Advisor
Berkeley Homes

If you’re looking for a training partner to help utilise your apprenticeship levy, advise on grants and funding or develop the skills and knowledge of your workforce, contact us to discuss how we can help.

Introduction to Construction

We recently delivered a pre-apprenticeship programme in the Westminster in partnership with Morgan Sindall Property Services.

The Level 1 Introduction to Construction course, with seven learners attending for the three-week duration received
excellent feedback and the group went on to a three-week work experience placement with Morgan Sindall Property Services.  At the end of the six-week programme, suitable candidates will be progressed onto a Level 2
Apprenticeship with Morgan Sindall or one of their partners.

The trainees taking part in the course learned about Health and Safety in Construction, prepared for their CSCS tests
and gained theory and practical knowledge in a mixture of trades. We have several of these courses planned throughout 2019 for Morgan Sindall Property
Services as well as other partner employers.

 

Geason Training is now a Highfield
Awarding Body for Compliance centre and able to offer the HABC Level 1
Certificate in an Introduction to Construction (RQF) and the HABC Level 1 Award
in Health and Safety in Construction (RQF). Click here for more details.

 

If you are interested in running pre-employment / apprenticeship or traineeship programmes for your company, please get in touch with us on 0330 088 9596.

Charitable Challenges

We love a challenge and this month has seen our staff take part in several activities from obstacle courses to cycling in support of various charities. 

It’s a Knock Out

On Saturday 8th September, we braved the elements and competed in It’s a Knockout at Glasgow Green in support of The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice.
The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice looks after the palliative care needs of people living in and around greater Glasgow.

Although we competed in two teams on the day, at Geason Training we’re one team so we will share the overall 2nd place victory!  The support we received in terms of donations and encouragement was fantastic.  We’re still looking to reach our target so if you’d like to donate to the work of The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice – you can find our Just Giving Page here.  All donations are greatly appreciated.

The Spartan Race

Our Enrolment Department Manager Mark Hyndman took part in the Spartan Race in support of Funding Neuro.
The Spartan Race is a series of obstacle races of varying distance and difficulty.  Funding Neuro focus on making sure that the most promising research in neuroscience makes it out of the lab and to the patient. Their aim is to accelerate the development of new treatments for many of the most serious neurological conditions.

On Your Bike

Our Managing Director Ian Kilpatrick recently took part in a three-day 317 mile cycle challenge from London to Brussels in support of Action Medical Research.  The charity is dedicated to improving the health of babies and children, funding research to beat the diseases that devastate the lives of so many of our children.