Established in 2009 by a group of people from the Voluntary and Community Center, Fair Train's primary objective is to increase the availability and uptake of apprenticheships. The members of the organisation believe that apprenticeships are tools for enhancing the sector's workforce development. Their initiative gained momentum, eventually turning them into the the Group Taining Association (GTA) for the Voluntary and Community Sector.
Today, Fair Train supports employer-led projects that focus on raising skills in the sector, as well as work experience on a national level. Part of their ongoing initiative is to provide Work Experience Quality Standard Accreditation to organisations. There are now more than 400 organisations that have received such highly respected accreditation from Fair Train, and we are one of them.
We are working towards being awarded by the Fair Train with a Gold Standard for the quality of our work experience program. This will also serve as an evidence of our reputation and commitment to excellence.
Fair Train also works in association with different employers, learning providers, and varied national organisations, which include:
CPD is beneficial for employees’ career progression and advancement. CPD research project confirmed that for anyone hoping to get promoted, or wanting to specialise in a different area, demonstrating their learning agility and dedication to CPD can make a substantive difference. In real terms, this means that CPD contributes to achieving higher salaries.