1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Responsible for coordinating all CPD activities for permanent members of staff, both internal and external. This includes providing administrative support to those who are employed at Barking and Dagenham College and for external clients.
Other responsibilities include: • managing and facilitating ‘Whole College Training Days’ across all five campuses at Barking & Dagenham College, keeping the appraisal information up to date, raising purchase orders, processing payments, liaising with all managers regarding their training needs and providing staff with their training history. • preparing packs for all training courses and additionally monitoring attendance and compiling feedback from the courses. • ensuring that all relevant information for staff’s long course applications are up to date to enable the college to provide statistics around staff qualifications and training history.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
Communication Self presentation Accuracy Confidence Team Work Negotiation
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I loved working on my apprenticeship as I met loads of lovely people who never spoke down to me regardless my position
4. How valued do you feel by Grant Thornton?
I had the best support from my manager(s) based on work/ framework and personal issues which arose during my study
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
It was okay... Could improve
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
Could improve but was good
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
My employer was my place of study too. My line manager and my mentor were amazing - college tutors could improve
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
Yes - loads
9a. Would you recommend Grant Thornton to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
Great way to start work
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Grant Thornton? *
Don't give up and you can succeed if you are willing to put the work in, no matter how hard it could be/ get.
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