MIDLANDS MEETING 4 AUGUST 2016 REVIEW
- Date: 4 August 2016
- Region: Midlands, W & SW
- Meeting: Southcrest Manor Hotel, Redditch,
BBQ held at Southcrest Manor Hotel, Redditch
Bev Wesson, Head Housekeeper, welcomed us to the Southcrest Manor Redditch.
Lorraine Dale, National Chair, attended the meeting to support our region, and Delia Cannings, our new Midlands Chair.
Delia informed the members she is ‘baby-sitting’ the position of Chair, and thanked everyone for their votes and support. With the support of the committee Delia aims to encourage other Housekeepers to join the UKHA, and, with the recent launch of the new website, let’s get modern. Delia had put together a few articles that can be found in the Housekeeping Today magazine click to view .
Delia welcomed Lorraine to the meeting, who agreed that Delia is the right person for the job, and let us support her in her new role. Lorraine also mentioned the new website, giving it a fresh appearance and easy to navigate. So why not take a look! On the Associate Sponsor page there is a new Link, under Beds & Furnishings – Sweet Slumber Online Ltd.
On the terrace of the hotel we were presented with a delicious buffet, with a varied selection of meats and salads. Some members took advantage of the warm evening and the lovely view of the garden from the terrace, while they enjoyed their meal.
Delia introduced Kate Gough from Further Training who introduced Government funded training for various qualifications, which is available till April 2017. Duration of each apprenticeship must be no less than 12 months and 1 day, as per the Skills Funding Agency ruling. There is no limit on the amount of apprentices that Further Training can take on, and will take about two hours per week to complete, members can do this together, buddy up.
The courses that are available are:-
- Learning & Development level 3 apprenticeship
- Business Administration Level 2
- Business Administration Level 3
- Customer Service Level 2
- Customer Service Level 3
- Team leading level 2 apprenticeship
- Management level 3 apprenticeship
- Management level 5 apprenticeship
The raffle took place, thank you to everyone who brought a raffle prize.