Welcome to the Grantham College Business
  Development Centre Quarterly Newsletter – January 2011

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Welcome to the January edition of the
Grantham College newsletter. In our            of bespoke courses                               n	   Business cards
August Newsletter we focussed on our                                                            n	   Change screen display
bespoke training offer and outlined the        Simply complete our short survey on your
                                               training needs which can be found at             n	   Contact and distribution lists
training we could provide. I would like                                                         n	   Create folders and rules
your help in developing the range of our
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bespoke training and have compiled a                                                            n	   Full use of calendar and planning
short survey on your training needs. The       Please let us know what your training
                                               needs are and we will tailor our offer to             meetings
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take more than 5 minutes to complete.          meet those needs. A draw will take place
                                               on 28 February and the winner will be            n	   Manage, sent and deleted items
There is a prize associated with the                                                            n	   Send, Reply, Forward
completion and I would appreciate your         contacted. Terms and conditions available
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If you require any further information on
our services or have any comments on our       FREE IT                                          Date of next course
                                                                                                24 February 2011 9.30am-4.30pm
current services please do not hesitate to
contact me on 01476 400288.                    Consultancy Service                              Cost £50 per delegate.

Alison Fox                                     Grantham College Business Development
Director of External Engagement                Centre are offering employers the
                                               opportunity to work with a qualified IT
                                               trainer to identify training needs within
                                               your organisation. Our trainer will visit your
                                               company premises to identify where your
                                               employees can improve their knowledge
General Enquiries: 01476 400260                and increase your business productivity.

34 The George Centre, High Street
                                               To take advantage of this service please
                                               contact Catherine Goode, telephone
                                                                                                Business improvement
Grantham, NG31 6LH                             01476 400290 or email cgoode@                    techniques
                                                                                                Our qualified trainer will work with you to
                                                                                                identify an area where efficiency can be
                                                                                                improved or cost savings made.
                                                                                                The trainer will use recognised Business
                                                                                                Improvement Techniques and provide
                                                                                                you with a report outlining the Business
                                                                                                Improvement project to be undertaken.
                                                                                                For further details please contact Margaret
                                                                                                Butcher, telephone 01476 402208 or email
Apprenticeship Week
7-11 February 2011
Grantham College will be focusing on local
employers during this year’s Apprenticeship
                                                Perhaps you would you like to have a tour of
                                                the college facilities, see our training centres
                                                                                                   Recruiting Apprentices
week, encouraging businesses in our local       and workshops or have a chat with course
                                                                                                   Grantham College will advertise your
community to consider the benefits of           tutors? In which case call or email the
                                                                                                   vacancy for an apprentice using the on-line
recruiting apprentices. Although we are still   relevant Apprenticeship Advisor under the
                                                                                                   Apprenticeship Vacancy Service (AVS).
experiencing tough economic times, there        section Contacting Us. They will be happy
                                                                                                   You may already have someone in mind
has never been a better time to invest in       to answer any of your questions, organise
                                                                                                   or have existing employees that would
future skills.                                  a tour of the college facilities or arrange an
                                                                                                   like an Apprenticeship, in which case we
                                                appointment to see you at your business
                                                                                                   can meet with them and discuss how
                                                                                                   their Apprenticeship framework would be
  Has your business considered                                                                     delivered.
  recruiting an apprentice but are              Apprenticeships
  unsure of the costs?
                                                Available                                          Contacting Us
  Is your business aware of the                 At Grantham College we support a                   Accounting / Business & Administration
  range of Apprenticeship                       range of Apprenticeships and Advanced              Pauline Mould – 07813 100406
  options available?                            Apprenticeships (some courses may be               Email:
                                                subject to minimum numbers in order for the
                                                technical qualification to run):
  Is your business aware of the                                                                    Automotive (including Motorcycle)
  benefits of recruiting an                     n	   Accounting                                    Karen Matthias – 07816 428724
  apprentice?                                   n	   Automotive (Including Motorcycle)             Email:
                                                n	   Barbering
                                                n	   Beauty Therapy
  Does your business                            n	   Bricklaying                                   Construction and Plumbing
  understand how an                             n	   Business & Administration                     Gill Corner – 07816 429709
  Apprenticeship works?                         n	   Carpentry & Joinery                           Email:
                                                n	   Children’s Care, Learning & Development
                                                n	   Contact Centre
                                                n	   Customer Service                              Engineering
If any of these questions apply to your
business or you have a similar enquiry,         n	   Engineering                                   Michelle Barrow – 07813 100403
why not give us a call for an informal chat     n	   Hairdressing                                  Email:
or drop us an email on the contact details      n	   Health & Social Care
that follow. We will be delighted to help and   n	   Hospitality & Catering                        Other Sectors
would be happy to visit your business to        n	   IT Professional
                                                n	   Maintenance Operations - Construction         Paul Ward – 01476 402206
discuss the Apprenticeship options available
                                                n	   Painting & Decorating                         Email:
at a time convenient to you.
                                                n	   Plumbing
                                                n	   Plastering
                                                n	   Retail                                        General Enquiries: 01476 400260
                                                n	   Sales.

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