Ricky Mainwaring - N-ergy Group
Ricky has recently completed a course on marketing to enable him to add value to his role as a Design and Marketing Assistant at the N-ergy Group.
Recent survey results have been excellent, 93% of employers agreed that the work based courses met their expectations, with 82% reporting a positive impact on business productivity and 78% finding a positive impact on staff morale.
There have been 109 businesses that have benefitted from Elevate Cymru. N-ergy Group is one of these companies. The company deliver vocational training and employment support throughout the UK to offenders and ex-offenders. N-ergy’s vision is to develop individuals and organisations through unlocking potential and transforming lives. In doing so, N-ergy play an instrumental part in reducing re-offending rates in Wales.
Ricky Mainwaring recently secured a new role at the company as a Design and Marketing Assistant. Coming from a design background Ricky decided the ‘Introduction to Marketing’ course would help him further his skills and complement his past experience, he said:
“Reading the description of the course, I found that the ‘Introduction to Marketing’ course offered everything I wanted to learn about marketing. I also liked how the course was flexible and was run over two separate days which didn’t disrupt my working schedule at n-ergy.”
The course introduced Ricky to marketing theory and concepts and also developed his understanding and awareness of marketing principles in practice at N-ergy.
“Since completing the course, I have improved my overall marketing knowledge and have used sections from the course to help me produce a number of projects and reports for n-ergy. I enjoyed the experience of studying at university while working a full time job. Although I found it quite hard to manage the workload from both university and work, I was well supported throughout the course by my lecturer.”
Over the last three years the Elevate Cymru project based at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Wales Institute for Work Based Learning, has assisted 109 employers and 305 employees. Elevate Cymru is part of the Work Based Learning Programme, funded by the European Social Fund, through the Welsh Government. The project offered a wide selection of funded university modules including Leadership, Mindfulness and Managing Teams to meet the needs of micro, small and medium to large sized businesses.
For more Elevate case studies visit http://www.elevatecymru.co.uk/ or to find out more about opportunities with the Wales Institute of Work-Based Learning contact Lynsey Edwards on 01267 676811.