Archive for the ‘Apprenticeships’ Category

Trailblazer Ryan achieves a distinction in his apprenticeship

Hardworking apprentice Ryan Warren has embodied the spirit of ‘blazing a trail’ by completing his Level 2 Property Maintenance Operative apprenticeship before his end date and achieving a distinction.

Ryan, who has been an employee of Landmarc Support Services since January 2016, had a background in construction before gaining employment but never had the opportunity to gain formal qualifications which support the trade skills he had gained.  Keen to develop within his career and build on his existing industry experience, Ryan jumped at the chance to complete an apprenticeship with Geason Training – A Speedy Business.  With the support and encouragement of his colleagues, Ryan pursued a Level 2 apprenticeship in Property Maintenance.

During his apprenticeship, Ryan was seconded to the Maintenance team and grabbed the opportunity to learn from the maintenance technicians with both hands.  He was able to develop new skills from trades such as building, carpentry, plumbing, electrical work and has also been involved in a maintenance repairs project.

Ryan’s line manager is particularly impressed with his achievement and the work he has put into developing his fabric maintenance abilities.

Following the support he received throughout his apprenticeship from his colleagues and Timothy Newsome, his trainer at Geason Training,  Ryan feels he has become a more well-rounded Property Maintenance Operative and able to undertake building fabric repairs.

Ryan commented,

“I would like to thank everyone who has supported me throughout this journey. Apprenticeships really are a fantastic way to learn and I’m so proud that I managed to complete my course in the shortest time possible and achieve a distinction. I’m certainly putting my new skills into practice and have been asked to support a major project to refurbish one of our urban training areas. This will really help me to get some more experience so that I can continue to develop my career in this area.”

With learners at the heart of everything we do, we are always excited to offer support and guidance as our learners progress and develop throughout their career. Not one to rest on his laurels, Ryan has already embarked on the next stage of his learning journey by starting his second qualification – a Level 2 apprenticeship in Carpentry and Joinery.


 

New Beginnings – Starting Your Career on the Corporate Ladder to Success

New beginnings – Professional Services Apprenticeships in Derby, Sheffield and Liverpool and starting your career on the corporate ladder to success

What are the next steps after GCSE’s and A-levels?

Apprenticeships are as popular as ever, they give young people the opportunity to flourish in a workplace setting, not only with the support of an employer but also with the support of Geason Training.
There are so many benefits to doing an apprenticeship when comparing it to other educational pathways:
· Industry experience, whether that’s with an SME, Micro or Macro business
· Business mentoring – learning from people within the business
· Earning a wage – minimum of £3.80 per hour whilst in the workplace and during academic delivery
· Progression opportunities – Level 3 to Level 4
· Gaining a full-time role at the end of your apprenticeship
· Highly qualified delivery staff at a local and national level
· Vendor qualifications – Microsoft Technical Associates
· World renowned industry partners – Google, Microsoft and British Computing Society

Apprenticeships are now firmly established into the make-up of the country’s educational landscape. There is no better time than now to seek out opportunities in the professional services sectors and embark on a career of a lifetime.

GCSE leavers and A-level leavers, this is your chance to shine and begin a career on the corporate ladder to success.

For any further information, advice and guidance, don’t hesitate to get in touch on, 07917521445, alternatively, reach me at sam.thomas@geason.co.uk

You Said – We Did

At Geason Training we put the Learner Experience at the heart of everything we do so we ask for feedback on a regular basis and treat every point seriously.

In September 2018, we reached out to 302 live learners in total via telephone and the results were recorded directly onto Survey Monkey.

This was to supplement the on-programme and induction surveys conducted throughout 2017 -18 academic year. The survey reached out to 302 live learners in total.

We were delighted to hear that 94% of the learners surveyed felt that they had learned new skills relevant to their job during the time they spent on their course.

The image below highlights some of the actions we have implemented since undertaking the survey such as recruiting a Customer Service Manager to co-ordinate information to and from learners.

 

We value the feedback our learners provide and use it to ensure we are constantly developing and improving our services to align with their needs.

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.

In Pursuit of a Dream

Female roles have always been in the minority in the construction industry, so when Sarah Martin
decided to pursue her dream of becoming a woman in construction, it was a milestone for all.

Sarah had worked as a cleaner with Interserve but quickly decided she wished to progress so joined the team shadowing the Building Services Engineer in order to learn and understand more about what their daily roles included.

Following her time shadowing, Sarah was put on an apprenticeship with ILE where she studied a Level 2 Property Maintenance Officer apprenticeship which was delivered by Geason Training.

Sarah was on programme for 12 months and throughout this time she demonstrated excellent commitment to the course deadlines, regularly completing work above and beyond that expected of our learners.

Sarah recently completed her End Point Assessment achieving a fantastic, ‘Distinction’ grade as a result of her hard work and dedication. Sarah is keen to build on her success and progress her career by becoming a fully trained Electrician.

Sarah Said:“Apprenticeships are great! They give you a good insight into everything and helped me choose what I wanted to do in my career. And Dean Price, my trainer at Geason Training was brilliant- so helpful!”

You can read Sarah’s full case study here.

Geason Training have helped thousands of people gain the qualifications they need to progress and are the chosen training provider for some of the sectors largest contractors.
Contact us to discuss your requirements and our flexible programme delivery.

Brand new addition to the Geason Training Family

We are delighted to introduce an exciting new addition to our team. She’s big, she’s bold, she’s fun and she’s so 21ST Century. “SHE” is our new mobile training centre and she hit the road last week, making her first appearance at our recent Interserve event in Birmingham. She’s the living embodiment of our business philosophy of constantly evolving to meet the needs of our learners and customers. She will take our flexible progressive training programmes to our learners’ place of work and make our growing range of Apprenticeship courses more fun, more engaging and much more convenient to attend. 

Our exciting new addition is fitted out with state of the art training facilities and hi-tech equipment to make the learning experience a real pleasure for everyone that attends. 

Look out for her as she travels the country and let us know if you would like to discuss how we can bring the learning experience to you.

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