TrainingOn 20 Aug 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article This week’s training newsRetailer’s inside job Food retailer Julian Graves is putting 150 supervisors through an in-house‘rising stars supervisory programme’ to help build sales and improve customercare. Part one of the £50,000 scheme will take place at the company HQ and willfocus on motivation, leadership skills, and communication, with the secondphase being a practical, work-based project. www.juliangraves.co.ukBBC plan is kid’s play As part of an ongoing staff development programme 60 employees from theBBC’s factual and learning division are working with schools on the White Cityhousing estate in London. The scheme includes training 50 staff as readingpartners to help more than 300 children improve their reading skills. BBC staffare also involved in a student mentoring scheme, in which they meet with 14year-olds once a fortnight, and are setting up a media village for localpeople. www.bbc.co.ukHotel’s class action The Torquay Hotel Group is sending senior staff back to the classroom tohelp spread training through the organisation. Six people are studying for theCraft Trainer Award, which will enable them to train staff within their owndepartments. THG brought the scheme in house after 34 managers successfully completedthe scheme externally. www.tlh.co.ukOn line training A new rail training centre capable of taking more than 7,000 people a yearhas been opened by Wynnwith Rail in Woking, Surrey. The £120,000 centre hasbeen purpose built and is fitted with a range of catering facilities to handlethe large number of people passing through. The centre will operate severalRail Training Audit Courses including personal track safety, workplaceassessment, and emergency and electrical first aid. www.wynnwith.co.ukTraining facilities Facilities management provider City is investing £2m in the training anddevelopment of its 5,000 staff. The firm will set up training academies at fourlocations around the UK, provisionally at Southport, Leeds, Birmingham andLondon. City employs 7,000 staff in the UK and services Asda’s 254 stores amongother contracts. www.citytechnicalservices.co.ukCMI gets in the loop Loop Customer Management has teamed up with the Chartered ManagementInstitute to provide a two-year training scheme for 60 of its team managers.Loop has invested £500,000 in the management development programme. www.loop.co.uk Related posts:No related photos.