Smart Training and Recruitment https://smarttar.co.uk Fri, 15 Jun 2018 13:33:52 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 May 2018 Learner of the Month – Reece Riozzi https://smarttar.co.uk/may-2018-learner-month-reece-riozzi/ Mon, 04 Jun 2018 14:44:39 +0000 https://smarttar.co.uk/?p=3696 The post May 2018 Learner of the Month – Reece Riozzi appeared first on Smart Training and Recruitment.

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Congratulations to Reece Riozzi, who is our Midlands and the North Learner of the Month for May 2018.

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North Regional Winner – March 2018 https://smarttar.co.uk/north-regional-winner-march-2018/ Fri, 18 May 2018 04:34:22 +0000 https://smarttar.co.uk/?p=2343 The post North Regional Winner – March 2018 appeared first on Smart Training and Recruitment.

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Congratulations to Joanne Wiseman,  the North regional winner for Learner of the Month!

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March 2018 Learner of the Month – Lynn Blood https://smarttar.co.uk/march-2018-learner-of-the-month-lynn-blood/ Fri, 13 Apr 2018 10:25:41 +0000 https://smarttar.co.uk/?p=1653 The post March 2018 Learner of the Month – Lynn Blood appeared first on Smart Training and Recruitment.

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Learner of the Month – Lynn Blood

Lynn has been working really hard on her Level 3 Hospitality Supervision Apprenticeship as well as completing her secondment within Dudley catering.

She has worked really hard to complete all work set for her and achieved so well whilst being so busy within her work roles.

She is a true inspiration and is so motivated to complete and achieve; she is always happy and never shies away from the challenges of work and the Apprenticeship

She has embraced the teaching and learning sessions and the quality of the assessments and her knowledge is great. She has used her skills and knowledge to help her progress within her role.

She is challenging herself all the time and actually challenging others to let her learn more and be more involved in their learning; this is evident in the training she is completing in her kitchen.

Lynn is a brilliant manager, great learner and deserves recognition for her super hard work

National apprentice of the Month – October 2015

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National Apprenticeship Week (NAW2018) https://smarttar.co.uk/national-apprenticeship-week-naw2018/ Mon, 05 Mar 2018 10:36:03 +0000 https://smarttar.co.uk/?p=1537 The post National Apprenticeship Week (NAW2018) appeared first on Smart Training and Recruitment.

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The 11th National Apprenticeship Week (NAW 2018) will run from 5 to 9 March 2018.

During the week employers and apprentices from across England will come together to celebrate the success of apprenticeships whilst encouraging even more people to choose apprenticeships as a pathway to a great career.

The theme for the #NAW2018 is ‘Apprenticeships Work’. Showcasing how apprenticeships work:

  • for individuals
  • for employers
  • for the community
  • for the wider economy

Events we’re attending

We are getting involved all throughout National Apprenticeship Week. See below for a list of events we will be attending. Come along and celebrate with us.

Date Region Event Name Location Postcode
05/03/2018 North Apprenticeship Jobs Fair Leeds First Direct Arena, Arena Way, Clay Pit Lane,LS2 8BY LS2 8BY
05/03/2018 Solent Isle of Wight Studio School Isle of Wight Studio School PO32 6EA
06/03/2018 South West Job Centre Yeovil Job Centre Yeovil BA20 1UU
06/03/2018 Solent Chris The King School Chris The King School PO30 5QT
07/03/2018 South West Bath College Apprenticeship and Job Fair Bath Lesiure Centre BA2 4ET
07/03/2018 North Preston Job Fair Preston JCP, Ring Way PR1 2ER
07/03/2018 Solent National Apprenticeship Bus Portsmouth VARIOUS
08/03/2018 Solent Lily and Lime Bake Off Portsmouth Central Library PO3 6HU
08/03/2018 Solent Apprenticeship Event Lords Louis Library, IOW PO30 1LL
08/03/2018 Midlands The Apprenticeship Show Telford The International Centre, Telford TF3 4JH
08/03/2018 South East Hotelympia Excel London, Royal Victoria Dock E16 1XL
09/03/2018 Solent Jobs, Career and Apprenticeships Fair Havant JCP – Horizon Leisure Centre, Havant PO7 7UW
09/03/2018 South East Westfield Stratford Job Fair Olympic Park, London E20 1EJ

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Show off your baking skills for National Apprenticeship Week! https://smarttar.co.uk/show-off-baking-skills-national-apprenticeship-week/ Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:54:20 +0000 https://smarttar.co.uk/?p=1532 It’s that time of the year again! National Apprenticeship Week will run between the 5th and 9th of March and we wanted to do something a little different this time around. In addition to this, we are turning 15 this year and we feel the best way to celebrate our achievements and ongoing success is […]

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It’s that time of the year again! National Apprenticeship Week will run between the 5th and 9th of March and we wanted to do something a little different this time around. In addition to this, we are turning 15 this year and we feel the best way to celebrate our achievements and ongoing success is with Cake!

We are running a competition to find the best baker(s)! We feel this is a fabulous creative opportunity, we are requesting that the cake is themed around our 15th Anniversary and shows what we stand for as a company. We are encouraging entries from both learners and team members and maybe their children too!

This is a great opportunity to showcase what we do best with our learners and employers and generate some great case studies and photos alongside an editorial which will hopefully inspire the likes of FE Week / FE News and Apprenticeships 4 England to report out to the nation some feel-good stories.

Please send any entries to Elizabeth.duffy@smarttar.co.uk so I can log them by Friday 23rd February.

The closing date is in line with the end of National Apprenticeship Week.

The Judges will contact entrants to arrange to visit to judge their final piece for entry.

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Shortlisted for the Assessor of the year TES FE Awards 2018 https://smarttar.co.uk/shortlisted-assessor-year-tes-fe-awards-2018/ Tue, 19 Dec 2017 14:37:37 +0000 https://smarttar.co.uk/?p=1521 The post Shortlisted for the Assessor of the year TES FE Awards 2018 appeared first on Smart Training and Recruitment.

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A massive congratulations to our very own Lucy Hedges who has been shortlisted for the Assessor of the year award for the 2018 #tesfeawards.

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Good News Story – Learner of the Month – November 2017 https://smarttar.co.uk/good-news-story-learner-month-november-2017/ Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:21:49 +0000 https://smarttar.co.uk/?p=1515 The post Good News Story – Learner of the Month – November 2017 appeared first on Smart Training and Recruitment.

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We would like to say massive congratulations to our learner of the month for November – Rebecca Jeffery. Becky has been a star student and after passing her level 1 Maths and English she was happy for us to stretch and challenge her by putting her in for level 2 functional skills, she passed English reading and writing last week and she is really happy and so is her employer. Becky is glad that all her hard work is paying off; she is extremely pleased with her functional skills as she didn’t get to complete her school qualifications. It makes Becky feel a great deal of appreciation that her dishes are picked for all the school menus.

Lisa Tottle now has a new member in the cook’s team to trial new dishes and Becky has been successful time and time again in creating dishes that the children enjoy and that meet all the standards of the government guidelines and SSK. Also by Becky taking on the Level 2 functional skills now she is preparing herself to move on to Level 3 with more ease, giving the company another fully qualified member of staff who will grow with the business.

Congratulations again to Becky and also to our Training Advisor Lindsay. This is just one of the reasons why we are proud of the work we do. We are striving to carry on achieving our mission statement. “Working together to Enrich Life”

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National Apprentice of the Month – March 2017 https://smarttar.co.uk/national-apprentice-month-march-2017/ Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:53:37 +0000 https://smarttar.co.uk/?p=1178 The post National Apprentice of the Month – March 2017 appeared first on Smart Training and Recruitment.

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National Apprentice of the Month – Sarah Cole

Training advisor – Becky Holmes

Employer – Garador

Story:

Sarah is one of Garador’s longest standing members of the team and goes above and beyond what is required for her job role.

Sarah is on her second qualification with Smart Training and recruitment, starting off by completing her Level 2 in customer service, converting last summer onto the level 3 customer service within days of completing her level 2. Sarah was asking within 6 months of the first qualification when she would be allowed to start her level 3!

Sarah is a dedicated member of the team at Garador, and Simon Stallard, her manager, sees Sarah as his “right-hand person” with regards to her abilities and knowledge within her job. Simon is keen for Sarah to continue to develop and sees her as being a member of the team that team respect and will often look to for help and guidance. During quarterly reviews, Simon is more than happy to sing her praises and is happy that the course that she is completing will not only benefit the business but also Sarah’s own motivation.

Throughout the previous qualification and into this one as well, Sarah has been instrumental in her own development, taking the lead with what she wants to learn and being in control of her own learner journey. For her current qualification, Sarah was able to identify and complete as “homework” her own set of skills scans- identifying what she would like to learn for each unit and how it would apply to her work. Sarah regularly completes and submits her work ahead of schedule for me to assess. As part of Sarah’s development, she has also taken it upon herself to complete an external free course on time management to help develop her skills in the workplace to be able to perform better at work and manage her time efficiently.

If Sarah is ever not sure of something, she will always let me know and ask for advice or guidance- well before work is due! Sarah logs all of her own timesheet entries without any prompting and ensures that her portfolio is kept up to date.

As we near the end of Sarah’s second qualification, we have not only brought forward her completion date for this qualification as she completed the higher levels of functional skills in her previous qualification and therefore did not have to do for this qualification, she has made such good and quick progress during this year; we have therefore had discussions about Sarah’s on-going development and what she could do moving forwards once she has completed this qualification. As Sarah is an experienced member of the team with regards to policies, procedures, delivering great service to her customers and setting the bar for the standard of behaviour and attitudes the “model” Garador employee should be, we have discussed the opportunity of her developing her skills as a team leader and progressing within the business.

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If any business is looking for growth, I would strongly recommend getting an apprentice…. https://smarttar.co.uk/business-growth-apprentice/ Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:57:41 +0000 https://smarttar.co.uk/?p=1147 The post If any business is looking for growth, I would strongly recommend getting an apprentice…. appeared first on Smart Training and Recruitment.

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Darren Street, MD at Spear Recruitment

My name is Darren Street; I am the Managing Director of Spear Recruitment Ltd, we are based out of offices in Langley Court in Newport on the Isle of Wight.

Along with my wife and children, I relocated from Stafford in the Midlands to the Isle of Wight back in December 2011. I established Spear Recruitment from my dining room at my then home in Hilbre Road, St Helens. Within 12 months (January 2013) I approached Smart Training and Recruitment to seek an Apprentice, and we were introduced to a 19-year-old man by the name of Ed Hatt. Ed joined the business as a Recruitment Administrator, and it is fair to say that now 4 years later Ed has proved himself as an asset to the firm, he has also grown to become a successful young business man.

Spear Recruitment is now a £1m business employing over 20 staff; we recruit staff into the Motor Trade and Estate Agents throughout the UK Mainland. We have recently opened an office in Portsmouth to continue our growth, and we are overwhelmed to announce that from Monday 3rd April 2017 Ed Hatt has been promoted to General Manager of Spear Recruitment Ltd. This means that Ed will now be overseeing the day to day running of the business reporting to myself and my wife Lisa who is the Finance Director.

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Ed Hatt, new General Manager at Spear Recruitment

Ed’s story/success I feel must be brought to the attention of the public on the Isle of Wight. Sadly, we often read news stories portraying negativity as too low paid jobs, lack of jobs available and lack of skills. I remember when Ed joined Spear Recruitment in January 2013 he was earning just £600 a month as an apprentice however with his drive, commitment, loyalty and sheer hard work it has paid off because Ed now makes far more than this in just one week!

If any business is looking for growth, I would strongly recommend getting in an apprentice. You may just think that your business will benefit by paying a low salary to an apprentice, but to get this right you have to invest your time to develop your apprentice, mould them to your business and eventually like Ed, they will become an asset.

As the Managing Director, I and Lisa along with the team of staff, we would like to pass on our congratulations to Ed Hatt, I would also like to thank Smart Training for giving me one of the most valuable assets in my business.

“Well Done Ed”

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National Apprenticeship Week Event https://smarttar.co.uk/national-app-week-event/ Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:04:14 +0000 https://smarttar.co.uk/?p=1133 Come visit us at Lord Louis Library, Newport on Thursday 9th March between 1pm to 7pm to find out more about the Apprenticeships we offer and how we can help you start or progress your career. UK National Apprenticeship Week is 6th – 10th March

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Come visit us at Lord Louis Library, Newport on Thursday 9th March between 1pm to 7pm to find out more about the Apprenticeships we offer and how we can help you start or progress your career.

UK National Apprenticeship Week is 6th – 10th March

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