A Leicester care home’s continued commitment to investing in young people has seen it earn a special award from Rathbone Training during National Apprenticeship Week.
Tavey House was presented with a Rathbone Training National Apprenticeship Week Employer Award for its efforts to recruit young people aged 16-18 into Health and Social Care apprenticeships and working with them to promote them into more senior roles within the business.
The care home believes that worked based learning has more value than a college environment and that valuable communication skills with residents and attributes such as being able to work well in a team are learnt much more effectively in the workplace.
“The care home is patient, resilient and understanding, but firm and fair with it's learners and has invested time in young people for many years under manager Joyce Springs,” said Caroline Hickey, an Employer Solutions Consultant for Rathbone Training, who nominated Tavey House for the award.
Photo caption: Caroline Hickey, Employer Solutions Consultant for Rathbone Training, Banu Lokat, owner of Tavey House, Joyce Springs, Manager of Tavey House and Phil McGeachy, Regional Operations Manager (Midlands) for Rathbone Training.