The challenge With 60% of new UK start-ups closing their doors within three years*, starting your own venture and making it a success is extremely difficult, especially if you have little or even no previous business experience. It’s even more of a personal and potential financial risk if you are leaving an accomplished career to take this leap. That was … Read More
York, North Yorkshire & East Riding are tackling the skills shortage. By 2039, over 1/4 will be aged 25 – 49, creating a young and dynamic workforce.
Tees Valley are tackling the skills shortage. By 2024, 17,000 new jobs will be available in Tees Valley. 50% of jobs created will require higher level technical and digital skills.
A B Steel Services Centre Ltd are a manufacturing company based in Rotherham they specialise in steel and stainless steel. They have recently accessed fully funded training through the Workplace Learning programme. Ways 2 Work approached A B Steel Services to assess their training needs. After their needs were identified they were offered a course on Warehouse and Storage Principals. … Read More
The challenge Returning to work after having time out to raise a family can be daunting and, when it involves managing a team of people, often the challenge can seem overwhelming. This was the position that Gillian Coleman found herself in when she started working at the Zinthiya Trust, a small Leicester-based charity offering support and advice to women and … Read More
The Challenge Career progression has been in Priscilla Spooner’s sights for some time. Having worked her way up from apprentice to manager at Limelight Hair and Beauty, in Warrington Priscilla, now wants to develop her options. However, funding a career development course can be a challenge for an individual working in a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME). The Solution The … Read More
The Challenge 7 Lakes Country Park has been selling holiday homes in its idyllic woodland holiday park in Crowle, North Lincolnshire, for over 20 years. Selling caravans has always been the main business objective and income stream for the business, however over the years the business has expanded and diversified. As well as accommodation, the park has started to offer … Read More
The Challenge Established in 2002, Tees Valley-based Meat Zone is one of the UK’s largest meat processors in the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector. Following a recent recruitment drive, it seemed the right time for the company’s site manager Claire Burton to invest in training for new and existing employees. Claire said: “Our people already had the skills but we … Read More
The Challenge It’s not just medical training that’s important when you work in health and social care sector. Caring for the old and vulnerable requires a special set of skills and, as well as the medical training required for staff, there is a wider set of general skills and knowledge required to ensure a team is delivering the best care … Read More
The Challenge Goole-based Kennings Building Supplies now employs 60 staff and has a long-standing reputation in the community as an Aladdin’s cave for building, DIY and gardening supplies to meet the needs of Goole residents and employers. To support its reputation for good products it looked to invest in improving the experience for customers by upskilling its staff in business … Read More