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Pathways to Level 2 NVQ Training Available September 15, 2008

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Pathways to level 2 NVQ is a major new initiative from Liverpool Chamber of Commerce’s training arm, Trident Training Ltd.  The programme is designed to help get staff trained in order for businesses to better succeed and experience the positive impact of skills training. Prior to 2010 such training can be fully funded by the government. After this date all organisations will be expected to bring their employees’ qualifications up to the expected level 2 national standard and fund it themselves.

Any organisation regardless of size is eligible for Trident Training’s  scheme, and any staff member aged 19+ (no upper age limit) with less than 5 GCSEs at grade A-C who have not previously achieved an NVQ. Residents or employees in the Wirral, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Knowsley areas are all eligible.

Courses and qualifications that will be available include introductory courses, covering use of the internet and e-mail, business admin and customer service, as well as a range of NVQ Level 1 courses. Bespoke training packages can also be arranged. Candidates will then progress on to a Level 2 NVQ Qualification in their chosen sector.

Providing candidates meet the relevant criteria all the training provided will be free, including the progression, to both organisations and employees. Training can be scheduled at a time and location to suit the needs of individual businesses. Most NVQs are also available via ‘E-Portfolio’, accessible over the internet, therefore allowing additional flexibility for those participating.

For more information contact Sharron Woods at Trident Training on 0151 227 1234, extension number 2248. Or email sharron.woods@liverpoolchamber.org.uk

Why Pay Recruitment Fees? June 10, 2008

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Why indeed! – when you  have a free service right on your door step.

YES! FREE – As members of the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce you are entitled and indeed encouraged, to make use of  the Trident Training Recruitment Service for which we do not charge a fee to our members.

Trident Training have been involved with Schools and Colleges within the Greater Merseyside Area, through the Compact Careers and Guidance Open Days and now find ourselves with over two hundred applicants wanting our assistance in placing them in employment

If your organisation is looking to employ any staff in the 16 to 18 years age group (new start) in a junior administrative or general office position we can assist. All applicants are thoroughly vetted by qualified staff, providing screening and testing of each individual applicant before Trident release their curriculum vitae’s to employers for consideration

Each successful applicant will commence their apprenticeship with Trident Training in one of a number of subjects ie Business Administration, Retail & Customer Service, IT User& IT Practitioner with key Skills and Technical Certificate

The Learning & Skills Council provide funding of 100% for any staff in the 16 to 24 years old age group to gain a National Vocational Qualification through the apprenticeship scheme which is also open to existing staff in this age group.

The employer is responsible for employing the employee at a Apprenticeship wage of not less than £80.00 per week. Also the employer is responsible for ensuring that the employee receives support and assistance with their apprenticeship program.

For more information, please call  the Workforce Development Team on 0151 236 3222 or 227 1234

Do You Have Staff Aged 16-18? January 25, 2008

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The Government has identified that there are hundreds of 16-18yr olds across Merseyside currently in employment without qualifications.

Do you currently have staff in this age group who would benefit from training and achieving a recognised qualification?

Are you aware that training is 100% fully funded and can be tailored to meet the needs of your organisation?

  • Trident Training Ltd (the training arm of the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce and Industry) offer Apprenticeships in Business Administration, Retail, Customer Service, ICT and Accountancy.
  • Apprenticeships are available for your existing staff aged 16-18 with limited opportunities for those aged 19-24.
  • Designed to develop job related skills whilst providing relevant key skills to those with little experience in the workplace.
  • Apprenticeships are 100% fully funded and paper free (e-portfolio)
  • They can increase the young persons confidence and motivation whilst building on their literacy and numeracy skills
  • All Apprenticeships are tailored to meet the needs of  your organisation and those of the  individual
  • As an employer by becoming involved in Apprenticeships you’re showing your commitment to quality, investment in people and by investing in training it has been shown to help reduce staff turnover.

Benefits to the Learner:

  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification
  • Quality training specific to job role
  • Build on Literacy and Numeracy skills
  • Increase confidence and motivation
  • Enable learner to achieve their goals

Benefits to Employer:

  • Higher skilled staff
  • Quality training tailored to meet the needs of your business
  • Increased staff retention
  • Work-based, integrating training into the day to day activities relating to the individuals job role
  • e-portfolio – on line training that allows the learner access to their portfolio 24 hours per day from work or home, reduces the amount of paper used, cuts out bulky portfolios and it’s environmentally friendly!

For further details please contact the Recruitment team on 0151 236 3222 or e-mail adele.maddox@liverpoolchamber.org.uk