Avery Healthcare has won Qube Learning’s Employer of the Month and donates its £100 prize money to the Help For Heroes charity. The win comes in a year that saw an Avery apprentice win Qube’s Apprentice of the Month by beating more than 2,500 other candidates to the post, and also where Avery Healthcare won the highly acclaimed Health Investor Residential Care Provider of the Year 2016.
Avery is renowned for its investment in people with its comprehensive induction and its continuous staff development programmes. From its acclaimed Apprenticeship Scheme through to its Advanced Senior Carers Programme, its nurse revalidation, clinical practice and leadership and management career pathways, the company is providing enhanced career opportunities for all areas of the business that help attract and retain the best staff.
Avery’s National Training and Development Manager, Shelley Parker-Wain said of winning Employer of the Month, “Enabling young people to develop to their full potential is extremely rewarding. In partnership with Qube we have developed an Apprenticeship scheme that is multi layered in terms of giving young people the support framework, which includes succession planning, mentoring, study time with importantly personal reflection, the opportunity to achieve a qualification, but also access to pastoral care. It is well known that barriers to success can often be down to overcoming personal challenges, poor time management, low self-esteem and lack of confidence. We do not have any such barriers within Avery; we believe every challenge can be overcome and we support our apprentices to fulfil their potential.”
The market leading Avery Apprenticeship scheme set up in 2013 continues to be a success, with the company’s young people supported in achieving greater success through the companies Career Pathway programme.
Mike Jordan, Employer Engagement Manager at Qube Learning commented, “Shelley co-ordinates efforts to ensure that all apprentice concerns, challenges and barriers to learning are addressed. With her passion for apprenticeships and learning, Shelley drives up the quality of training and support provided by Avery and supported by Qube. Avery and Shelley clearly demonstrate an ongoing commitment to training and have supported over 700 employees with their apprenticeships.’