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Driven to succeed - Victoria Taplin Featured Image

Driven to succeed - Victoria Taplin

A big well done to our Victoria Taplin! She has completed her Level 3 Business Admin Apprenticeship, which includes Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Business Administration and the BTEC Level 3 Principles of Business Administration. As part of her framework, Victoria has passed Functional Skills at Level 2 in Maths, English and ICT! She has also completed her PLTS & ERR all in a timely manner.

Victoria has gone through lots of change since starting to work at KF Training in April 2013 including various jobs roles from invigilating, Functional Skills to her current post as Enrolment Officer and has adapt...

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Derby Royal Hospital

Overview & Background

Summary of the client and the background of the programme?

The client is Derby Royal Hospital one of the largest hospital Trusts in the East Midlands. There has been a recognition in several Trusts that there is a culture of promotion to leadership roles based on length of service, technical or clinical qualification. This has meant that numerous Team Leaders although highly qualified or experienced in their roles have had little or no Leadership training or support.

Solution and Objectives

What did the client want to achieve from the programme and who was involved?


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Bradbury Group, Scunthorpe

Overview & Background

Summary of the client and the background of the programme?

Bradbury Group, Scunthorpe – manufacture steel doors and grills. Undergoing business transformation ahead of factory move within 2 years. Main aim is to become more efficient to achieve new company vision, ‘World Class Manufacturer of Steel Doors’. Have grown significantly over recent years and the additional pressure has been felt by the workforce impacting on employee engagement. Undertaking 3 x groups of BIT Level 2 (named as Work Improvement Teams internally), 3 x groups (30 learners) of Team Leading Level 2 a...

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A good call - Beth Dolan Featured Image

A good call - Beth Dolan

Beth decided early on that working at Mecca Bingo wouldn’t be the long term job for her so started looking around for an apprenticeship, having recognised the value that on-the-job learning and earning would have for her career aspirations. p

e joined KF Training in February 2016 as an HR apprentice, a role that demands confidentiality and organisational skills at all levels and proved her worth time and time again. Her attention to detail and determination to get things right first time and be the best that she can be shine through in everything she does. Since joining, Beth has thrown herse...

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A date with destiny - Stacey-Lee Pygall Featured Image

A date with destiny - Stacey-Lee Pygall

We bet that Stacey had no idea that when she joined KF Training in April 2014, she would still be here 3 years later.

Stacey is a true example of home grown talent, working her way up from the bottom, with world domination in her sights! She started in KF Training as an apprentice, manning reception, answering phones and supporting the team with basic administration duties; all of which she excelled at. It isn’t hard to see why Stacey is an integral part of the KF Team. Currently working as the Quality Coordinator within the Quality team, Stacey is the go-to ‘fountain of knowledge’ within the...

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From chip shop to tip top - Beth Kirkup Featured Image

From chip shop to tip top - Beth Kirkup

When Beth joined KF Training she was working part time in a chippy but knew that she wanted to do more. She blew us away in her interview with her bubbly can-do attitude and since joining the team has progressed from strength to strength. Beth joined KF in April 2016 and immediately settled down in her new role as Operations Administrative Apprentice.

From coming in with no office, professional or administration experience, she has growth in confidence, learned a wide range of new skills and is a key cog in our team. Beth now inputs into our MI system, is undertaking her L2 Business Administr...

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