Training & Development
We offer our disabled staff a stepping stone to mainstream employment, providing workplace and employability training to give individuals the skills and confidence to compete in the open employment market.
Each employee is issued with a Personal Development Plan which ensures they receive the necessary training and skills needed to do their job. We train them to be ready for open employment and to have the skills necessary for everyday life, such as literacy, numeracy and IT classes.
The Personal Development Plan has seven parts:
Training for each task on the factory floor is broken down into three stages; Training, Practice and Competency. Each employee is trained in a particular task on the factory floor and then they practice this skill for a period of time. Once they and their line leader feel that they are fully competent in that task they are then issued with a competency certificate.
There is an opportunity for all employees to undertake NVQ qualifications in: Manufacturing and Performing Manufacturing Operations/Customer Service and Team Leaders.
Foundation Skills Module
Employees are constantly trained and monitored in good manufacturing practices, which involves an understanding of the company’s policies including health and safety, equal opportunities, quality control and environmental.
CLARITY has a dedicated Training & Progression Manager who meets weekly with all employees who wish to find open employment. He is there to give guidance on updating CVs, work on developing interview techniques and job searching.
Skills for Life
CLARITY run literacy, numeracy and IT classes during the working week, for any employee wishing to further their knowledge or qualifications in these areas. There is also a training room with six computers that are available for use in break and lunch times, fully equipped with software for the visually impaired such as ‘JAWS’.
Social and Welfare Review
Each employees welfare is taken very seriously by CLARITY. There is a dedicated Welfare room and employees are able to meet with a welfare officer to discuss any issues outside the workplace that they may have.
Barrier to Progression Action Plan
As part of each individual’s development plan and to ensure they reach their full potential, all aspects of their work are monitored. This ranges from time-keeping to tidiness in the workplace to interaction with fellow colleagues.