Fairway Apprentice Shortlisted for Asian Apprenticeship Awards

Fairway Training (Healthcare) Ltd and their shining Apprentices, Naheed

Akhtar was shortlisted as a finalist for the Health, Medical and Social Care Apprentice of the Year Award at the Asian Apprenticeship Awards.

Naheed was unemployed and with the support of her husband and family she decided to enrol on to the ‘My Care Portfolio’ pre-employment programme, a four week training course with Fairway Training. Fairway Training is a champion for the unemployed and believes in investing in people and have a commitment to employability programmes which moves candidates into sustainable employment opportunities. Naheed continued her chosen career in Care and started her apprenticeship in January 2018.

Naheed quotes the reason’s she chose to start an apprenticeship in the Care sector “I really enjoyed going to work with the elderly residents. I wanted to make a change to their lives by helping them and learn the correct and professional way to work with them. I enjoy building relationships with other staff and make sure I praise them at the end of every shift. My personal ambitions were finally realised.”

The Asian Apprenticeship team believe that Apprenticeships deliver not only for individuals and businesses, they’re also essential to the economy. It’s their belief that people in apprenticeships and the employers who provide them with opportunities should be both recognised and celebrated. The Asian Apprenticeship Awards aim to support the Government to increase the proportion of apprenticeships taken up by people from BME backgrounds by 20%.

The Asian Apprenticeship Awards aims to showcase the range of talent and hard work within the BME group which will be made possible with the contribution of employers and learning providers who share the same beliefs.

Fairway Finalists

We are delighted to announce that Fairway Training is a finalist in the prestigious Great British Care Awards for two 368ccc52-f4db-4cf8-ac17-b8cb3bd865f8categories – ‘The Care Trainer Award’ and ‘The Care Innovator Award’ – see below. Well done to Lee who’s drive and passion for training is making a real difference to learner’s lives. Our flagship My Care Portfolio programme has also been recognised as providing an excellent and innovative platform, launching hundreds of careers in care.

The Care Trainer Award – Lee Lilleybond

This award will acknowledge the importance of the role of the Trainer within the care service and looks for a person who has shown incredible enthusiasm and determination in identifying training and development needs of care staff, establishing rolling training programmes, searching for and gaining funding and proving their ability to enthuse and energise staff to attend and request training. Continue reading

Passes across the board for Diane

It’s great news for Diane and Fairway, another example of our desire to have the very best trained staff both in the 62a1f46a-a631-4637-8108-6a1ca28d0827office and out in the field. Our commitment to training and developing our staff remains a crucial part of our culture and our growth strategy, to have another Level 5 qualified member of staff on the team is a great endorsement for our commitment to quality and expertise.

Diane commented “Completing my Level 5 in Health and Social Care alongside working, has improved my confidence and grow within my job role at Fairway Homecare. I have completed my qualification and also completed my Registered Manager process successfully CQC. Continue reading

Fairway Training Healthcare Awarded Direct Apprenticeship Contract

Fairway Training one of the successful training organisations in England awarded a contract to IMG_7422provide apprenticeship training for learners and small businesses.

This will ensure all Fairway Training will be able to access apprenticeship funding directly and offer high quality apprenticeship training provision for the Health & Social care sector.

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) is awarding contracts to organisations to provide apprenticeship training to non-levy paying employers. Each of these employers does not pay the apprenticeship levy because they have an annual pay bill of less than £3million. Continue reading

Fairway get musical!

Fairway partnered with Victoria McCabe on the Sweethearts and Legends Tour in September to entertain the FullSizeRenderresidents of our residential and nursing home clients around Birmingham.

Victoria McCabe in her one woman show brings 50 minutes of all singing, all dancing, high energy, sparkling, friendly entertainment, bringing forward the skills she has gained to entertain those who are currently unable to attend the theatre.

Alex O’Neill – Operations Director at Fairway Homecare Ltd commented “It was fantastic to be involved with Victoria who was a pleasure to work with throughout the process. The Fairway team that were out and about with Victoria not only enjoyed the show but the fantastic impact it had on clients and residents alike. It was heart-warming to see residents engage, enjoy and join in. We will definitely look to do more projects in the future.” Continue reading