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Learning at Work Week: Wesley
17/05/2017
This week we’re celebrating Learning at Work Week (15-19 May).
We provide several programmes for residents, employees and the wider community, offering opportunities to learn and develop new skills.
Launched in 2012, our Academy programme offers training and work experience to unemployed people and school leavers struggling to find work.
Resident services officer Wesley Ford took part in the Academy in 2012.
After leaving school, Wesley found it difficult to get a job, due to the recession. Wesley wasn’t sure which area of employment he wanted to enter. Wesley decided to join the Academy to advance his skills.
“The organisation was appealing. When I started working here, I realised this was the area of work I wanted to progress in,” said Wesley.
While on the Academy, Wesley worked in the finance department.
“You’re on the Academy for six months. It doesn’t seem like a long time but it’s surprising how much you learn. You learn from very experienced people who can pass on their knowledge,” explained Wesley.
Through the Academy, Wesley has developed essential skills such as managing workloads and IT knowledge.
“I’ve worked with different people who’ve come through the Academy. It’s proven to be successful, as quite a few people have been hired. If you put the work in, you can benefit from it. You’ve got to want to take the opportunity with both hands,” added Wesley.
Find out more about our Academy programme by contacting us on (01633) 381111.