Care Plus Group’s Employability Services are celebrating after becoming the first to be accredited nationally (as part of the Fair Train HEE Partnership) with the Fair Train Gold Standard for the quality of its work experience and employability services.
Employability Services supports local unemployed people and school leavers to develop their occupational skills and knowledge in their chosen career path via a ‘Pathway Model’ of Employability initiatives including Voluntary Placements, Apprenticeships and Internships.
Sharon Stead, Employability Services Manager said:
“The team and I are absolutely delighted to have achieved the Gold Standard Quality Work Experience accreditation and we are all very proud that the hard work of the service has been recognised and accredited to a national standard”.
Care Plus Group has been supported in its Work Experience Quality Standard accreditation application by Health Education England, which is working in partnership with Fair Train. This initiative is designed to encourage NHS organisations throughout England both to gain recognition for the high quality work experience activities they have already delivered, and continue to deliver and to increase the opportunities they offer - from traditional placements to apprenticeships.
The Work Experience Quality Standard was developed by Fair Train in association with a number of leading bodies, ranging from Ofsted to the TUC, and represents an objective, rigorous and detailed examination of an organisation’s approach to work experience. The work experience can be traditional placements, internships, traineeships, volunteering or apprenticeships, or a combination of different types of work experience. Depending on the breadth of an organisation’s offer, Fair Train’s Work Experience Quality Standard accreditation can be achieved at Bronze, Silver or Gold level. Any level of accreditation, however, is demonstration of the work experience being offered at very high quality.
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