I have worked for ExtraCare for just over thirteen years.
Working in the Training Team is very varied, from organising training (statutory and mandatory) for our housing schemes, villages, shops and head office employees to looking at more tailor-made courses for individual needs.
I currently support around 31 housing schemes and villages with their training needs, giving advice on compliance and what needs to be done to ensure that they have a 100% fully trained staff team.
My role includes auditing the training records to make sure we have the best trained employees.
I also help run the 'Gaining ExtraInsight' day, which is our cultural induction day which helps new employees understand where ExtraCare came from and how we have developed.
My role also extends to the management of the University of ExtraCare - Once you have completed your induction you can apply for funding that can assist you in your role or assist our residents. For the more expensive courses I manage these and ensure all the paperwork and contracts are in order for these to proceed.
I have attended the standard 'suite' of training provided by ExtraCare, ranging from generic health and safety training, manual handling and fire safety, to more business focused topics including managing vulnerable adults and IT skills. I am just about to take a CIPD qualification, Certificate in Training Administration to underpin my knowledge in this area.
Gaining ten years service was special.
I buy into the ExtraCare mission; everyday is different and what you do makes a difference to staff and residents.