Talk training would like to congratulate all their ILM level 5 Graduates for achieving their ILM level 5 in Management.

The hard work of our assessors and the learners paid off, as this year over 40 learners achieved the degree level qualification, accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).

Talk training held a graduation 2-day event on Tuesday 1st & Wednesday 2nd July 2014 to celebrate the achievements of learners successfully completing their Level 5 ILM Higher Apprenticeship. Apprenticeships are a popular route for students to gain qualifications to enhance job performance and career options, and survey results issued by Ipsos Mori earlier this month found that young people in the UK consider Higher Apprenticeships a better route than a traditional degree to improve their future career prospects.

There were 25 learners who attended the celebration event from various companies including: Caerphilly County Borough Council, Conduit, Morgan Cole, NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership, British Transport Police, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council, Torfaen County Borough Council, Gwent Police, Rocialle, Morgan Cole, PHS and Bank House Care Home.

The Mayor of Caerphilly County Borough Council, Cllr. Dave Carter, was also present on Tuesday 1st July to present certificates to learners.

Guest speakers over the two-day event included: Cllr. Christine Forehead, Cabinet Member for HR & Governance at Caerphilly County Borough Council, Jonathan Hughes, Managing Director of Talk training, Becky James, ILM Director of Business Development for Sales, Alison Jones, ILM Business Development Manager for Wales, and Stephen Burt, Managing Director for Rocialle who spoke of the benefits of the ILM programme from an Employer perspective.

Becky James, the ILM Director of Business Development for Wales, stated that Talk training were now one of the top twenty deliverers of ILM qualifications in the UK.

The event was enjoyed by all attendees; special thanks to all Talk training staff and partners who organised and supported the event and made sure it all ran smoothly.

Since the event, Talk training has had some fantastic feedback from several attendees. Maria Challenger from Torfaen County Borough Council e-mailed us to say:

“The day went without a hitch. It was carried out extremely professional, enjoyable and as a candidate I was treated like royalty I felt ‘very special’. You could tell that everyone had worked very hard behind the scenes to make the day perfect which it was! I would like to take this opportunity to thank yourself and all the team for to me was one of the most memorable days I have had…….Thank you.”

Vaughn Thomas of Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council told us:

“The event on the day was more than I expected. I appreciated the comments and great efforts that Talk training went to on the day to recognise the achievement of the candidates.”

Talk training would like to thank all their learners for attending the event, for allowing Talk training to be part of their learning journey and to wish them every success in the future.