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Partnership leads to success at Twinings

Eastleigh College continues its longstanding and valued partnership with premium tea brand Twinings, to develop their existing staff’s skillset in addition to training energetic new recruits, eager to add value to the business.

Twinings have worked in collaboration with the College for many years and have been utilising their Levy funds since its launch, investing heavily in their workforce. The Experts at Eastleigh College have supported the company in converting their Levy contributions into valuable training for their staff in all aspects of the business. This includes areas in business administration, alongside technical areas, such as mechanical engineering.

The Experts have worked closely with Twinings to meet their business needs by offering flexible training options which allows company specific elements, such as culture to be embedded with their staff. As an example, with a key focus to reduce waste within the company, the training programmes encourage staff to try new practices which can reduce the level of wastage. Investing in training which aligns with company values has also led to many benefits within the company including increased productivity and staff retention.

In addition to upskilling existing staff, Kevin Robinson, Finance Business Partner at Twinings explains, “We have tapped into a rich stream of talented potential employees who already study at Eastleigh. We have already recruited several apprentices who are currently studying Level 2 or 3 NVQ’s Engineering, all of which are carrying on their education at the College, as well as quickly developing into treasured employees.”

Qualifications can be studied in various ways, whether that is at the workplace, at the College or a combination of both. Whatever the qualification or place of study, the Experts work to deliver training to all company staff in a way that allows the business to continue as usual.

Commenting on the College, Kevin Robinson explains, “It is a really impressive college with great facilities and very professional staff. It’s a real positive for us to send our apprentices there and all the feedback from them has been encouraging. Plus their confidence levels at work have rocketed.”

To find out more about the training packages Eastleigh College offers and how to utilise the Apprenticeship Levy fund, visit the Eastleigh College website or contact experts@eastleigh.ac.uk or call 023 8091 1195.