Rushey Mead Educational Trust is a multi-academy Trust based in the East Midlands. Gaylene, who has responsibility for areas outside the curriculum, has been working with Train Together to provide apprenticeships for Teaching Assistants, Premises Management, Finance and Administration.
Although the relationship between the Trust and Train Together was already in place, this is the first time Gaylene has worked with them. Six apprenticeships are currently running.
“Train Together are providing a very comprehensive programme for us. They listened closely to what we needed and have put together a bespoke package, tailored to our requirements rather than just offering a ‘one size fits all’ approach. They were happy to adapt and change things to achieve our needs.”
Regular planning and review meetings keep everyone up to date and allows for the process to evolve. Gaylene also found that the values and focus on success were the same in the two organisations.
“Charles and the team are very professional. Their communication skills are excellent and there is open and honest dialogue with me and the apprentices. I’ve been impressed particularly with their caring attitude towards the apprentices and the way they relate to young people. They have a genuine desire to develop people. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a provider in this field.”