Supporting the people of Cornwall

The team here at Cornwall Training not only support businesses we believe in supporting individuals to achieve their goals  to sustainable employment in Cornwall.

We have been working with CSW  as a partner in the delivery of support programmes for both NEET’s and Family & Communities in Cornwall. This means we can now fund through the projects, training courses, individual mentoring support,  overcoming employment barriers and most of all personal barriers holding them back from sustainable employment.

By working closely with the local JCP offices, employers and the clients we have been going above and beyond the needs of all and devising some specialist sector based work programmes covering the needs of all involved.

To date we have worked with 29 16-24 year olds to help them achieve a reduction in barriers to learning, giving them qualifications and life experience to help them into work. The programme is working as more and more are signing up to the programme. We feel the popularity of the delivery is it being centered around the person, and what they want to achieve.  For more information on the NEET’s programme can be found at //cornwalltraining.com/neets/

Our Family and Communities programme supports both employed people on low income or hours and unemployed to either gain employment or upskill to higher qualifications to enable progression in employment.  The programme like NEET’s is centred around the needs of all involved but especially the learner. To date our clients have achieved their goals, and most have increased their employability and hours. By working with the employer we have a centred approach to support each individual to achieve their goals. More information can be found at //cornwalltraining.com/family-and-community-essential-skills/

If you are thinking i could do with some support, or know someone else who may need that little extra help, then get in contact with them, and get them to call or email us to arrange a meeting  to see what we can do to help.

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Medical site & event response cover for your needs

We have been working over the past few months, with a new client in a rather unexpected area.

Who would have thought that a small company in Cornwall would be now working in Scotland, 3000ft up a mountain!!!

After some conversations about training, to up-skill the workforce in a remote area, the client decided to employ our medical services.  We now provide emergency medical response cover, for a large Wind Farm Construction site. Our medics are working in a remote area, up a mountain ready to deal with emergencies as they happen. The medics have already been in action responding to incidents. Our teams have set up a medical room for treatment, and have various equipment kits available.

We have kitted them out with all the equipment to sustain life, until they can be evacuated off by the emergency services. The team have already run emergency scenarios that were planned by us with the clients, and all worked well.

This is the start of a new side for the business, so we can provide a fully managed service to cover all your event medical needs, so give us a call to discuss your requirements. We will talk through what your thoughts are, and then come up with a cost effective solution for you.

We have staff available at all levels of training, First aiders, First Response Emergency Care (FREC) level 3 and 4, Offshore medics, and Paramedics. All come fully kitted and insured.

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If we can do it in Scotland we can do it anywhere, so what you waiting for, professional and cost effective service.

Give us a call on 01726 932293 or email simon@cornwalltraining.com

Cornwall Training 2016 update

Cornwall Training team take a break for Christmas.

Its been a busy year for us at Cornwall Training. Don’t let the name fool you, we go way beyond Cornwall. We have trained people from London, Hampshire, Devon, Somerset, and even branching out into Scotland.

The training team have been busy with new approvals to run run IOSH Health & safety courses and CITB construction courses, along with being the original and first provider of First Response Emergency Care (FREC) courses at Level 3 & 4 in Cornwall.

As our trainers are from the emergency services our First Response Emergency Care courses have been popular, at level 3 and level 4. People have travelled far and wide to be trained on the courses, as our facility is modern, comfortable and have areas for scenarios, along with loads of kit so no waiting around.

We don’t forget our loyal customers from the local area, they are the most important to us and we will never forget you as we expand. You made us what we are. We will continue to offer all our courses, with value and professionalism you wont get anywhere else.

Our unemployed programmes for NEETS has been very successful and we have already put some into work placements with local companies. Our Job clubs have seen around 70% go into work, or further training, or move into the right claims for them.

The team are taking a well deserved break over Christmas from training, but they are still doing their “other jobs” as Paramedics, Ambulance responders, and HM Coastguard rescue officers.

We would like to thank all our customers who have made it a successful year entrusting us with their training needs, but this cant be done without the support of our trainers and admin staff. So THANK YOU

So who are the team here at Cornwall Training (left to right) Caryl (admin),  Dan (director/trainer), Kayleigh (tutor), Simon (director/trainer), Glenn (trainer), Liam (trainer), who without their expertise and dedication to the business we would not be here, so Thank you all.

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Cornwall Training Staff Team

So we treated all the staff to dinner out at the great Pierhouse pub in Charlestown for some amazing food.

What will we be up to in 2017?…

IOSH Health & Safety courses, CITB  SSSTS, SMSTS courses, more FREC level 3 & 4 courses, the new First Person on Scene (FPOS) courses,  continued customer support for all businesses, Health & Safety Consultancy, along with the continued unemployed support to job centres across the south west. So were going to be busy, busy, busy…

Our customers will also be able to book online 24/7 for all our courses along with a new website addition for all our learners, to enable them to access copies of certificates, and records of courses completed, along with up to date information and videos to keep your knowledge up to date.

We have a competition on our Facebook page so pop over and like the page and share to be entered into the competition. Facebook page

Have a great Christmas break and we look forward to working with you in 2017 and beyond.

5 Reasons to train your staff

So why invest money and time to train your staff?

So i thought i would try and put something together to show why we should train our staff, as I’m new to this blogging lark, be gentle!!!

Staff training is normally the first thing to go when money and budgets are tight or even cut. So why is that? Is it not short sighted for the business?

So here are 5 reasons why we should continue to invest in the company’s best assets “Your Staff”

1 Staff feel valued

If your staff feel valued they will work for you. People who are just left to get on with their job tend to get stagnant, and not go that extra mile. If your staff are disengaged they won’t perform their best for your business. So by training and investing in them they feel more valued and that you care. If you care, so will your staff. As a quote from Richard Branson:

Train people well enough so they can leave, Treat them well enough so they don’t want to 

2 Know what they are doing

So you have a new member of staff joined your business. How can you expect them to perform the role YOU have employed them to do, if they don’t know how you do it? Take the time to spend with the emhair-stressedployee to give them your knowledge. People think knowledge is power, but if that knowledge is not shared, how can the business perform? So take time to induct and train your staff fully and you will reap the rewards. we have all been here with the pic!!

3 Highly skilled employees

Skilled Employees can deliver high levels of customer satisfaction, By delivering high valued customer service your customers wont want to move away to your competitors, in return this will increase sales and boost your reputation in the marketplace and helping to secure greater customer retention.

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There is nothing worse than being or have had demoralised staff who get a slight sniffle and don’t come to work. We have all been there. So by investing in them as a business asset they feel part of the machine that is the business. Taking a major part out is like taking the engine out of a car, it goes nowhere. By supporting and developing staff you actually can attract new staff who are dedicated. It will soon get out if your staff are happy, as they promote your business to others they talk to. We don’t have to advertise for staff, as we get CV’s and applications to work with us every week, and we are not advertising. Just shows quality out ways cheap and cheerful. People are now looking at buy quality once, instead of cheap and twice!!. If staff are valued they will support your business and go that bit extra. We have even taken the view of not giving set holiday days, as long as the work is covered and the business doesn’t suffer they you take what you want. This has proved to be great as people feel valued and trusted as adults. There is not dictatorship within our company. If people need time then give it to them, they will repay it back over and above when you need them at that point when you need a bit extra from them.

5 Training benefits for your staff:

As staff acquire new skills, increasing their contribution to the business and building their self-esteem, they give more. As the skill improve the training they do can take them into other positions within the organisation, so give them better prospects and promotions into more senior positions with better prospects and/or better pay. We tend to take on new staff as workers and then promote from within and then back fill the position. As the staff have been with the business they know it, so it takes less time with supervision to continue to grow. As they learn new skills they’re up-skilled to do new and different tasks, which keeps them motivated and fresh. You should always, where possible, train on your time, they see that you value them enough to invest in them. A good company is seen as one that retrains rather than churns.

So there we are, just a few thoughts I had and wanted to share to see if you all think the same. I have tried to keep it short and sweet, so you didn’t get to bored of reading, and need a second cup of coffee to get to the end.

My last note on training provision!…

Just one final note we have found by talking to lots of employers, cost isn’t everything, as they say you get what you pay for within reason!! Please check fully the credentials of your training providers, make sure the qualifications meet the national standards, the trainers are qualified and experienced. We have all been on course where they read from the PowerPoint!! that’s not training. Are the providers robust enough to cover sickness on the day you have booked them for. There are a lot out there that give attendance certificates which is not a proper nationally recognised qualifications, and that why its so cheap!! National companies trade on the names, so you think they are the best because they are so big, so give a thought to your local providers who will treat you as valued customers and always go the extra mile, and you will be supporting local businesses.

Now here is the little plug for our business Cornwall Training can support business of all sizes and can offer cost effective training solutions across a range for courses and needs. So as one last thing, pop over to www.cornwalltraining.com and see what we can do to help with all those 5 reasons to train your staff

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For more information or to book your course give us a call on 01726 932293 or email us at admin@cornwalltraining.com