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Training and Development

“Looking forward to the future” is not only something that we inspire the people who use our services to do, but which applies equally to everyone at David Lewis. That is why we are always looking at ways we can improve and develop.

There are many initiatives in which we encourage our employees to engage: Annual Training Plans, Career Paths (helping our carers to progress in care), Management Development, Employee Opinion Surveys and more.

We have a dedicated training team who will support you as you develop.

Learn

Training 345 x 240As a new employee, you will attend a comprehensive induction training programme to provide you with the knowledge, skills and understanding to succeed in your role. You will have the chance to observe and practice skills and will have a mentor to provide guidance along the way.  Following induction, we provide you with regular training and refresher training days to ensure your skills are up-to-date.  We also offer opportunities to develop further through our Career Paths.

Progress

We are committed to achieving high levels of organisational performance and will support you effectively through regular supervision (one-to-one sessions).  In addition, you will have an annual Performance Development Review to identify ways to continuously improve in your role.

We also encourage people to work towards vocational and other professional qualifications via a range of college and training programmes.  We have developed our own accredited Care Skills Qualifications to promote and recognise learning.  We are committed to Investment in People and have a sponsorship programme in place to promote development and assist with the cost of learning.

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