Learning & Development
At Aspire we recognise that staff require ongoing learning and development opportunities in order to further develop existing and new knowledge and skills. We believe that continuous development is of paramount importance and have therefore developed a range of opportunities which build on induction.
All learning and development opportunities are designed to complement and prepare staff for SVQ qualifications. After successful completion of induction and satisfactory performance in our employment, staff are eligible for access to SVQ places, which we source from an accredited SQA centre.
Induction and Training
Our staff receive induction and ongoing training which cover the values and skills required to meet individual, service and organisational expectations and also enhances individual staff Members’ knowledge, capabilities and confidence.
(During the pandemic online training is being provided with full support from the L&D Facilitator Cameron (Cammei) Gilchrist.
Testimonials following induction include:
Cameron (L&D Facilitator) is clearly an excellent trainer and the resources available are clear and well structured. The training diary is a very useful resource which enables me to meet the expectations of the organisation and provides a clear structure which helps me to organise my activity.[Newly appointed employee, May 2021]
The online zoom Meet and Greet session with Cammei was a great way of being introduced to the company properly, it was very informative and I’m looking forward to the training etc. [Newly appointed employee, Feb 2021]
Staff support and development
Aspire ensures that each Member of staff receives regular 1 to 1 meetings with their line manager in which they have the opportunity to acknowledge achievements, identify any problems or challenges, prepare personal development plans, plan action together and improve motivation for improved individual and team performance.
Staff participate in an initial 3 month appraisal followed by annual appraisals with their line manager. The aim of the appraisal is to help maintain and improve individual job performance, realise staff potential and increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the organisation.
Within the appraisal the staff Member and manager will assess past performance, establish current performance and set objectives to maintain and improve future performance. Staff are supported and encouraged to participate in a range of activities and learning opportunities which will assist their ongoing development.