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Plymouth Community Homes staff clean up at awards


Published by Nick Hewlett for Plymouth Community Homes in Education and also in Housing

PCH staff at City College Plymouth PCH staff at City College Plymouth

Over 70 PCH staff were in attendance at City College Plymouth to mark a milestone in their career development. Rangers and Cleaners from our Environmental Services Team, were there to receive their NVQ Level 2 in cleaning, the equivalent to 5 GCSEs.

With a very impressive 100% pass rate the commitment and willingness to learn was clear with all that were involved in the scheme. The range of topics covered and skills acquired included reporting procedures, health and safety, effective communication and dealing with routine waste. The practical element of the course complemented the theory and John Doherty, Neighbourhood Ranger said: “The learning helps because of the changing needs of the role mean you can be asked to do any range of tasks at any time. We make sure the tenants get a service they deserve and everyone does it to the same standard. We all know the expected standard.”

Career progression is key to any fulfilling job and at PCH this is something that will help you adapt to the changing demands of the role. Danielle McCullogh is the Learning and Development Co-ordinator at PCH and organises training for staff and she said: ‘It’s really rewarding to see the enthusiasm our staff have for training and how they can take the skills and knowledge they have learnt into their day jobs.’

There was extra recognition for Adrian Trewin and Lee Trigg. They both won Outstanding Achievement Awards for their hard work on the course and their commitment to learning while managing their day to day work load. 

Keeping everyone’s skills and knowledge up to date and relevant to the job is key to ensuring the great service they deliver continues. Ron Green, from the bungalows team explained: “The NVQ has helped us because we know we can do the job.”


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