NTG Training, an approved apprenticeship training provider based in Chester, announces the launch of the UK’s first textile care operative apprenticeship scheme.
This new programme is designed to equip candidates over the age of 16 who are either new to the commercial cleaning industry or currently working as a laundry, drycleaning, wetcleaning or garment cleaning operative in a junior role. It is a level two qualification, delivered over a 13-month period, through a blended learning approach combining classroombased tuition and webinars with onthe- job training.
Modules range from cleaning processes, finishing and machine usage, quality, health, safety and environmental, through to IT, communications and time management. Commenting on the launch of this specialist apprenticeship programme for textile care operatives, NTG Training managing director Lee Morris said: “Increasing emphasis on new technology and practices has been seen across the commercial cleaning sector. This means that individuals and organisations alike must ensure that their staff have the necessary skills and competencies to be able to provide clients with the best service. “Our new apprenticeship scheme supports employers to do just that.
We can either help them to recruit and train new high calibre apprentices as they look to grow their team or bring in new skills, or as we are increasingly seeing, by upskilling their current commercial cleaning operatives through investment in training and development.”
NTG already has 50 apprentices on this new programme who are employed by Johnsons, as well as a premiership football club.
The NTG Training textile care operatives apprenticeship is 95 per cent government funded for smaller organisations and is also available under the Apprenticeship Levy scheme.
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