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Getting the right start with a Modern Apprenticeship

July 21, 2015 by

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Guest blog by OPITO apprentice, Michael Williamson. Deciding to become an apprentice after leaving school was an easy decision for me because I wanted to get straight into work and learn a trade which I could build a lifelong career on. What I didn’t realise at the time, was just how important a decision I was […]

Weathering the Storm; Keeping focused on what is important

July 14, 2015 by

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Our water-cooler and cocktail bar conversations over the last few months have focussed on the current economic climate, the price of oil and a worry about the here and now. It’s clear that the global economic factors which are at play can mean that all our emotional energy goes into worrying about the immediate, the […]

Excellence in HR, Training and Recruitment celebrated at the cHeRries Awards 2015.

June 8, 2015 by

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The winners of the annual cHeRries Awards, recognising excellence in human resources, recruitment and training in north east Scotland, were announced on Thursday, 4 June. Twenty-six companies and individuals were shortlisted for nine awards that were presented at a ceremony at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre in front of an audience of around 500 industry […]

Video Based Training – Pros and Cons

April 29, 2015 by

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Guest Blog from Vivian Tsang of Beamshare about the pros and cons of using video for training...

Strictly Come….Mentoring?

November 11, 2014 by

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Fanfare please!! Today we have reached our 40,000 blog view here on The UP Blog and what a blast it has been writing for all our readers! Knowing we were soon reaching the big ’40’, we’ve been thinking about other great 40’s….more specifically the ‘Perfect 40’…the top judges’ score on Strictly Come Dancing (and which has yet to […]

We’ve passed our exams too!

July 15, 2014 by

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With the schools finished for the summer following their exams and University students graduating across the country, our team here at UP are also taking time to celebrate some academic successes. Eight new members of the UP team have recently completed the Belbin Team Roles Accreditation, certifying their knowledge of the Belbin Team Roles theory […]

How to choose a Coach

June 10, 2014 by

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This week UP’s Training Team Lead, Nikki Lebedis is discussing coaching – having been both a coach and ‘coachee’, Nikki shares her experiences and tips for choosing a coach of your own. Coaching (or it’s grander titled equivalent – “Executive Coaching”) is becoming ever more popular. I’m often asked about it, so I thought I would […]