News

May 2021
Stoke Awareness Month

Will you be wearing purple this May?
The month is to raise awareness of Strokes and their impact on sufferers and their friends and families as well as educating the general public on the signs and symptoms of strokes, what causes strokes, what happens during a stroke and what to do in the event of someone suffering a stroke.
The main theme of the Month is wearing purple to raise sponsorship for the Stroke Association’s work. Participants sign up with the Stroke Association to receive a purple event fundraising pack.
For more information please visit
https://www.stroke.org.uk/

Stoke Awareness Month

April 2021
Stress Awareness Month

This month is Stress Awareness Month!

Stress Awareness Month increases public awareness about the causes of stress and how to help combat stress in this modern-day life. Handling stress can be different for everyone, and it can filter in from various parts of your life, from your workplace to personal relationships. Learning about this month can certainly help anyone who struggles to cope with their stress and needs guidance and advice.

We all know what it's like to feel stressed, but it's not easy to pin down exactly what stress means. There's no medical definition of stress, and health care professionals often disagree over whether stress is the cause of problems or the result of them. This can make it difficult for you to work out what causes your feelings of stress, or how to deal with them.

For more information about stress or how to manage stress, please visit https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/stress/what-is-stress/

Stress Awareness Month

April 2021
Gas Engineering Apprenticeship April 2021

Recruiting Now


We are delighted to be recruiting Gas Engineering Apprentices for Barkwell Plumbing and Heating.

One of the largest plumbing companies in the South West.

Barkwell Plumbing and Heating, specialise in large-scale projects for major house builders, property developers, housing associations and local authorities on developments that typically involve the construction of new homes.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well-established business.

Successful applicants will complete an intermediate (level 2) apprenticeship in Domestic Plumbing & Heating.

Positions available throughout:

*  Devon

* Cornwall

* Somerset

If you are, or know someone who is interested, please contact us for more information 01837 659357, alternatively, email a CV to info@moortraining.co.uk  

Gas Engineering Apprenticeship April 2021

April 2021
Gas Reassessment course commencing 28th April 2021

Courses

We have space on our Gas Reassessment course commencing 28th April 2021 contact Charlotte on 01837 659357 to secure the last spot. 

Gas Reassessment course commencing 28th April 2021

March 2021
Welcome to the Team

We are delighted to announce Charlotte joined the team in March 2021. Charlotte plays a key role within the business, as the companies Office Administrator.
Previously having worked for the same property sales, lettings and management organisation for 10 years.
She has exceptional customer service skills and able to assist with course enquiries and bookings.
 

Welcome to the Team

February 2021
Today is Safer Internet Day!

Safer Internet Day (SID) is an international event which takes place every February. It promotes a safer and a more responsible use of online technology by children and young people across the world.

This year in the UK, Safer Internet Day explores reliability online. The internet has an amazing range of information and opportunities online, but how do we separate fact from fiction?

Safer Internet Day will be celebrated globally with the slogan: Together for a better internet.

The campaign focuses on how we can decide what to trust online, supporting young people to question, challenge and change the online world for the better. Exploring how influence, persuasion and manipulation can impact young people’s decisions, opinions and what they share online. Along with the emotional impact navigating a misleading online world can have on young people and why it is important to create a supportive, critical and questioning culture online that encourages debate and discussion.

Moor Training Ltd are supporting UK Safer Internet Centre to give young people the skills to support one another, and the strategies to spot and speak out against harmful and misleading content online.

www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2021

Today is Safer Internet Day!

February 2021
Situations Vacant - Administrative Assistant.

We are currently seeking a full time (Monday to Friday, 08:30-16:30), permanent Administrative Assistant.

The suitable candidate must have an administrative background, excellent communication skills, be computer literate and able to prioritise tasks accordingly. With strong attention to detail and a high standard of organisation.
Proactive, with an adaptable approach. Taking ownership of tasks, striving to do the best in all duties undertaken.

Your main duty is to provide administrative support to a small but busy team, working closely with the Centre Manager.

Some key tasks will include:
• Answer and deal with incoming telephone calls
• Monitoring emails, responding to enquiries and emailing reminders or course confirmations
• Maintain computer and manual filing systems
• Carry out administrative duties such as filing, typing, copying, binding, scanning
• Write letters and emails on behalf of other office staff
• Greet and assist visitors to the centre
• Book and invigilate exams
• Review and monitor learner progress
• Liaise with employers
• Invoicing
• Prepare and produce reports
• Participate in marketing to generate new business for the Training Centre

We are passionate about quality and our ethos is 'setting the standard in training'. If you would like to be part of our team, email your CV to aimee@moortraining.co.uk

Pay dependent on age and experience.
 

Situations Vacant - Administrative Assistant.

January 2021
Covid-19 (04/01/2021)

Following government guidelines, we are currently able to operate training for critical national infrastructure, construction & manufacturing (short courses such as gas reassessment, unvented hot water), however, unfortunately, unable to undertake apprenticeship training until further notice as this is under the Department for Education (DfE).

We will be contacting all those attending short courses as soon as possible to confirm their courses will still be undertaken. Along with contacting our apprentices to confirm remote delivery arrangements, timetabling, expectations, studying arrangements and support.

Apprenticeship training will, with immediate effect be undertaken via remote learning/self-study.

In the meantime if you have any questions about education, training or support please do not hesitate Moor Training - 01837 659357.

Covid-19 (04/01/2021)

December 2020
Itís a year we will not forget for sure, 2020!

We closed, reopened and adapted following the Coronavirus Pandemic.

To name only a few of our successes during 2020, despite the pandemic we are all facing, we achieved our Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted) inspection, with an overall effectiveness grade of GOOD.
Recruited a new cohort of Gas Engineering Apprentices, including our first female apprentice in construction.
Gained End Point Assessment Organisation approval.

This year Moor Training will be closed from 16:30 hours on Friday 18th December until Monday 4th January 2021.

We wish season’s greetings to you all and a safe and much happier 2021.
 

Itís a year we will not forget for sure, 2020!

December 2020
Gas EPA Accreditation

Moor Training Ltd are pleased to announce we are an Accredited End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) for Gas Engineering Apprenticeship Standards. 

End-point Assessment has been introduced in order to improve the apprenticeship programme. All apprentices must take an independent End-point Assessment during the last 3 months of their learning to verify that they have achieved all of the necessary knowledge and skills needed to prepare them for the workplace.

We have been approved as an End-Point Assessment Organisation to carry out the assessment to ensure apprentices are equipped with the right knowledge to pass their apprenticeship and enter into the workplace with confidence.

Gas EPA Accreditation

November 2020
Moor Training welcome new Gas Engineering Apprentices

Moor Training have welcomed a further 10 Gas Engineering Apprentices.

All will be working for Barkwell Plumbing and Heating Ltd, one of the largest plumbing companies in the South West, who specialise in providing plumbing, heating and gas services on large scale projects. With clients that include most of the major house developers across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset.
 

Moor Training welcome new Gas Engineering Apprentices

October 2020
Covid-19 (23/10/2020)

Staff, learner and visitor safety remains paramount. With the increasing coronavirus cases we are taking extra precautions and requesting all learners and visitors wear face masks whilst at the centre until further notice.
For those exempt (due to medical conditions) please let the centre know prior to arrival.

Temperature checks will also be undertaken on arrival.
Any individual with a high temperature (37.8° or above) will be sent away from the centre until a Covid test has been undertaken and the results are negative.

With immediate effect EVERYONE is required to download the NHS app and scan the QR code (daily) when attending the centre.
 

Covid-19 (23/10/2020)

October 2020
Wellbeing

Quick Tips on Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep is incredibly important.

It helps you feel good, and it makes your body and brain function properly.

Some people have no problem falling asleep, however, many others have severe difficulty falling and staying asleep through the night.

Poor sleep can have negative effects on many parts of your body and brain, including learning, memory, mood, emotions, and various biological functions.

If you’re having trouble sleeping, why not try these simple methods:

• Make your bedroom a calm space
  Make sure the light, temperature and sound levels suit you.
  Cool, dark and quiet usually works.

• Turn off electrical screens
  TVs, computers or phones all stimulate your brain, making it hard to relax.

• Try a breathing technique
  In a comfortable position, breathe in deeply – then breathe out slowly.
  Try to make your out-breath longer than your in-breath.
  Repeat until you feel relaxed.

• Notice what you eat and drink
  Caffeine, alcohol and sugary foods can all disturb your sleep patterns.

• Try to do some exercise
  This will improve your sleep, as long as it’s not too late in the evening.

• Check for a physical cause
  Pain, illness or other physical problems can disturb your sleep.
  Visit your GP to investigate potential causes.

• Talk to your partner
  Snoring, preferred side of the bed and other common issues can often be easily resolved.

• Plan your day
  Try to do more worrying tasks earlier in the day and relaxing ones later.

• Keep a sleep diary
  This may help you spot patterns in your everyday sleeping habits and give you insight into what might be causing your problems.

• Change your medication
  Many drugs, particularly common ones for mental health problems, can affect your sleep.
  Talk to your GP to discuss alternatives.

For more information visit mind.org.uk/sleep 
Mind Infoline: 0300 123 3393 or text: 86463
 

Wellbeing

September 2020
RECRUITING NOW

We are currently recruiting for Barkwell Plumbing and Heating is one of the largest, most established Plumbing and Heating Contractors in the South of England, who are ambitious in growing the business further and have the following positions available:
CARPENTRY APPRENTICE
&
PAINTING AND DECORATING APPRENTICE
For further information contact Moor Training Ltd on 01837 659357
Email your CV to info@moortraining.co.uk

RECRUITING NOW

June 2020
COVID-19 (30/06/2020)

We are delighted to announce that our Training Centre is now open.

We have adapted the facilities to allow for safe distancing between learners, with dedicated walk ways, training work stations, desks and training hours.

All the staff at Moor Training are working hard to ensure our training is delivered in a safe manner.
 

COVID-19 (30/06/2020)

March 2020
COVID-19 (24/03/2020)

Following the recent UK government measures enacted to protect the nations health and continued provision of essential services, Moor Training Ltd is no longer able to keep the office open and operate normally. Therefore, the training centre facilities will temporarily close with immediate effect.

Our business systems will ensure that staff, where able, can work remotely and that we can still deal with your queries.
To email us directly please use info@moortraining.co.uk.
The main reception number (01837 659357) has been diverted accordingly, so please call if you wish to speak to a member of staff.

For those with queries regarding apprenticeships and end point assessment in particular please find the latest information from the IFATE:
https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/about/news-events/coronavirus-apprenticeship-update/

Wellbeing and safeguard information can be found on our website https://www.moortraining.co.uk/safeguarding/
If you have a Safeguard concern a Designated Officer for Moor Training can be reached out of hours on 07718 815 846.

This is an extraordinary time and we wish all our learners and customers well and look forward to resuming normal service as soon as we are able.

COVID-19 (24/03/2020)

March 2020
COVID-19 (19/03/2020)

We are all facing uncertainty as the Coronavirus pandemic carries on evolving.

In these uncertain times, we want to reassure you that everyone at Moor Training is taking COVID-19 very seriously. We’re doing everything we can to keep our employees, customers and learners safe. Whilst ensuring minimal disruption to services during this difficult time, maintaining ‘business as usual’ as much as possible.

We have been enforcing a rigorous hand hygiene policy, and extra cleaning schedule within the centre.
Our staff receive regular communication updates and know what action to take if they, or someone they have been in contact with, have any Coronavirus symptoms.
Moor Trainings management team are discussing on a daily basis COVID-19 and the latest Government guidelines to help ensure we are able to adapt to any changes.

Things are likely to get challenging over the coming weeks and months.

There are currently no plans to close our training centre, however we are following all guidance.

If you have any further questions please contact us on 01837 659357, or email info@moortraining.co.uk

Please ensure you keep up-to-date with the government’s latest advice and guidance - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public
 

COVID-19 (19/03/2020)

March 2020
Plumbing and Heating Apprenticeships

We are delighted to be recruiting Plumbing and Heating Apprentices for Barkwell Plumbing and Heating.

One of the largest plumbing companies in the South West.

Barkwell Plumbing and Heating, specialise in large-scale projects for major house builders, property developers, housing associations and local authorities on developments that typically involve the construction of new homes.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well-established business.

Successful applicants will complete an intermediate (level 2) apprenticeship in Domestic Plumbing & Heating.

Positions available throughout:

* Devon

* Cornwall

* Somerset

If you are, or know someone who is interested, please contact us for more information 01837 659357, alternatively, email a CV to info@moortraining.co.uk  

Plumbing and Heating Apprenticeships

February 2020
Wellbeing

Quick Tips on Stress

Work out your stress triggers
Then you can think about what you could do to manage your triggers better.

Sort out your worries
Divide them into those that you can do something about (now or soon) and those you can’t.

Get organised
Make a list of jobs – tackle one task at a time, and alternate dull tasks with interesting ones.

Be active
Physical activity can help you feel calmer, stronger, and better able to deal with emotional stresses.
Try something you enjoy, such as walking the dog, dancing, playing a sport or gardening.

Take regular breaks
If you feel things are getting on top of you, try taking a short stroll or having a hot drink.

List your achievements
Include everyday tasks like cooking or shopping.
You can read the list whenever you need a boost.

Get a different perspective
Discussing your problems with someone else can give you new ideas for dealing with your problems.
Sharing your thoughts can also help you feel calmer and listened to.

Take control
Get started by doing one task you feel you can manage – for example, making an appointment or doing the dishes.

For more information visit mind.org.uk/stress  

Mind Infoline: 0300 123 3393 or text: 86463 

Wellbeing

January 2020
Workplace Wellbeing

Quick Tips on Workplace Wellbeing 

Recognise what works for you
Work out what is stressful and what is helpful in your workplace and talk to your employer about this.
They may be able to make some positive changes.

Don’t do too much at once
Give each task your full attention. It often takes longer if you try to do too much at the same time.

Be realistic
You don’t have to be ‘perfect’ all the time.
Ask for help with your workload if it’s causing a problem.
Discuss realistic targets with your manager.

Reward yourself
It’s easy to focus on what needs to be done next and forget to reward yourself for what you have already accomplished.

Develop good relationships
Connecting with your colleagues can help to build up a network of support and make being at work more enjoyable.

Balance your time
Occasionally you may need to work longer hours but try not to do this long term.

Create an end of day routine
Tidying your desk, work area, or making a list of what needs to be done tomorrow can help you switch off from work.

Take a break
Short breaks throughout the day and a break at lunch can reduce stress. A long weekend or a holiday can refresh you and actually increase your productivity.

Don’t let your life be work
Nurture your outside relationships, interests and your skills that your job doesn’t use.
 

Workplace Wellbeing

THE BENEFITS OF TRAINING WITH US 

  • Free & Secure parking
  • Modern, purpose-built, well equipped centre
  • Industry recognised, premium quality training
  • Express certification
  • Sociable, friendly atmosphere
  • Knowledgeable staff providing reassurance and great customer service
  • Apprenticeships with job opportunities throughout the South West 

HERE TO HELP
 

Ask one of our team
call 01837 659357