Andrew Houldey

Beauty Traineeships for 16-18 year olds in Crewe and Cheshire

Beauty Traineeships scheme tackles challenges for unemployed teens

Budding beauty therapists in Cheshire are being offered a vital first step into employment thanks to the free beauty traineeships programme with the International School of Beauty Therapy (ISOBT) in Crewe. The Beauty School’s new traineeships aim to help local school and college leavers who are not in education or training (NEET) and are aged …

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‘Invictus Games Choir changed my life’ says mental health first aid trainer

Three years ago, Gary Peake had given up on life. He was living with PTSD after being medically discharged from the armed forces and was struggling to find a job. But after being introduced to the charity Help for Heroes, he was encouraged to join the Invictus Games Choir. This, he says, changed his life …

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“Amazing” assessor Hannah makes the difference

Motivated staff, deeper understanding of clients’ needs and freeing up the owners’ time – these are just some of the benefits of working with Acacia Training, according to Karen, owner of Gloucestershire-based Inspyre Plus. Karen currently has two staff completing the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Health and Social Care and Children …

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Bronze award from the Armed Forces Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) for Mental Health First Aid training

Acacia Training is armed forces friendly!

Trentham-based Acacia Training has been recognised as providing exceptional support to the armed forces community after being awarded a Bronze award from the Armed Forces Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS). The company, which provides apprenticeships and work based training, earned the accolade by demonstrating through it’s culture, policies and procedures that it is ‘forces-friendly’ and is …

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Katie Wilson Care Home Manager Apprenticeship

Level 5 Health and Social Care Apprenticeship leads to managerial promotion

35-year-old Katie Wilson is showing that Apprenticeships are not just for school-leavers, after completing a Level 5 Health and Social Care Apprenticeship secured her a managerial promotion. Katie, aged 35, from Bristol was recently promoted to care home manager at Bristol-based Hyde Lodge, a Care Quality Commission “Outstanding” rated residential care home for vulnerable young …

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Traineeships for unemployed teenagers in Staffordshire and Cheshire

Acacia Training’s fully funded traineeships for unemployed teenagers are now available in Staffordshire and Cheshire. We aim to help school and college leavers who are not in education or training (NEET), and are aged 16-18. The scheme will help with a combination of one to one career coaching, confidence building, off-the-job training and a 15 …

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care robots

Could health care robots replace the human touch when it comes to personal care?

The government has revealed plans to invest £34million to develop ‘care robots’ capable of providing support for Britons and making care responsibilities easier. The care robots would be designed to provide the adult social care sector with more assistance for those who need it most – with one in seven people in the UK now …

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Dental Nursing Acacia

Acacia Training helps Katrina find dental nurse dream job in just two days

Katrina Halstead wasn’t sure if she could switch from sales to dental nursing, but thanks to Acacia Training she found her dream job in just two days. The 26-year-old sales advisor wanted a career that meant she could be proactive and use her customer service skills in a medical environment. Katrina is now training at …

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Every Day is Different recruitment campaign

Acacia Training supports Every Day is Different recruitment campaign

Acacia Training is supporting the government’s Every Day is Different recruitment campaign, which encourages more people to pursue a care career. The second phase of the campaign launched this month and will run until April 2020, and Acacia will be sharing information on social media using #everydayisdifferent #workincare. Minister for Care, Caroline Dinenage, said: “The …

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