Residents boost skills with PCH and Womble Bond Dickinson
We’ve been working with transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson to deliver a tailored free training programme for residents to help people gain employment.
The latest edition of our award winning Learn for Free training programme offered a Career Pathway in Administration which provides a range of courses from Excel training and CV writing through to career planning, completing application forms and interview techniques.
Staff from Womble Bond Dickinson came into Plumer House to provide the courses over several days and have offered a three day work placement at their Plymouth office in Ballard House which will give a great insight into how a law firm works and the range of different careers available.
Lucie Hadwick, Associate from Womble Bond Dickinson said: “We’ve had a great few days here with residents – they’ve been really engaged and keen to learn. We’re really happy to offer the three day work placement as it shows the different roles available within our office – from admin, to HR through to our PR team there are so many more roles than people may realise.”
Rheinalt Huws, Communities Worker for PCH runs the Learn for Free programme and said: “It’s been great working with Womble Bond Dickinson. They have provided a high quality training opportunity and the feedback from residents is spot-on. Tenants reported how their confidence and knowledge of the subjects increased and also said that they had a fun time whilst learning. We definitely want to do more courses with Womble Bond Dickinson."
Craig Moore, Partner and Head of Womble Bond Dickinson's Plymouth office, commented: "We are humbled by the fantastic support our client PCH delivers to its residents and so when we heard about the Learn for Free training programmes, we really wanted to be part of the initiative.
"We strongly believe that successful businesses have a responsibility to support their local communities and we're delighted to have partnered with PCH on this project. As business professionals, we have an important skill set which we want to share with our local community to help more people acquire key skills and boost employment in the region."