News

6
Nov

Full Funding for Adult Education in the North of Tyne Region

Key Training is proud to be one of a number of contracted suppliers of high-quality training in the North of Tyne area. The recent devolution deal means the North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) has a dedicated budget specifically for adult education. The Adult Education Budget is worth £23million and is a chance for adults, both in the workplace and

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6
Nov

Adapting to Change: The Role of Resilience in Careers and Education

The world we live in is extremely different to the one we knew twelve months ago. The combination of Coronavirus and the leaving of the EU in the United Kingdom has dramatically changed our economic position and the way of life for most people on a daily basis. Adapting to change and resilience have become some of the most valued

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6
Nov

Could Transferable Skills help bridge Industry Skill Gaps?

COVID-19 is not going away and even if it is fully controlled, its impact on the job market and employment will be long lasting. Many people have found themselves redundant and others have the threat of losing their job looming. Before now, many people felt confined to their chosen industry area, but with the changing work environment there comes a

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6
Nov

The Role of Mental Health First Aiders as Many Return to Work

Although the government asserts, we should be working from home if we can, many people have had to return to work as lockdown restrictions have been lifted or reduced. Workplaces have taken considerable care in ensuring their employees’ physical health is protected, but many may not have considered their mental health in as much depth, if at all. People returning

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6
Nov

Supporting Employees’ Mental Health

Mental problems are one of the world’s most prevalent health concerns, with the Mental Health Foundation reporting them as one of the main causes of the overall disease burden of the world. In the workplace it is absolutely essential we take time to check in on our employees, especially in the confusion caused by the global pandemic. Mind report 30%

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21
Oct

New Recruits may be Key to Boosting the Logistics Sector

The Brexit transition period is coming to an end in the midst of already troubling times caused by COVID-19 and this combination has left the logistics and freight industry with concerns about how to move forward and maintain necessary staffing levels for demand. The British International Freight Association has called for the transition period to be extended to allow them

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21
Oct

What does a Post-COVID-19 Workforce Look Like?

The Coronavirus pandemic has challenged us all to look at employment and the traditional working environment differently. The way we work has changed and it isn’t likely we will revert to “normal”. This has opened up new ways of working and succeeding in business, as well as shown areas for improvement. Below we’re looking at key work trends which will

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21
Oct

Training and Skills Integral to UK Post-COVID Bounce Back

The British jobs market and business in general has been hit hard by the global Coronavirus pandemic and to move forward, investment in skills, young people and training is key. The government has proven their belief in this with their many incentives and opportunities, created to push recruitment, job options and training opportunities across the country. The Plan for Jobs

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17
Sep

The Benefits of Cross-Training for your Business and Employees?

The most effective workforce is one which can actively help when staff shortages become an issue or when there is an emergency, tight deadline, or any situation where you need all hands to the deck.  Cross-training your employees helps to boost your workforce in general and can be great for bringing the team together too. Here we are looking more

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17
Sep

Employee Development: An Essential Tool in Powering your Workforce

Many companies dedicate considerable investment into bringing new and talented individuals into their business, but what about existing employees? Employee development training is an extremely effective way of adding value to your company and making sure your employees feel wanted and valued by your company. Investing in existing talent within your business is key to sustaining your business and the

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