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New Teammate

Enable has recruited a new teammate to join all our colleagues in delivering first class training opportunities for the East Midlands. Danielle O’Garro has joined the Enable team as our Business Administration Apprentice.

We hope you will join us in welcoming Danielle to the Enable team!

Our new teammate snapped this selfie on her first day
Danielle snapped this on her first day in the office!

Danielle will be getting stuck in and will be helping Flick with all her admin duties! She has worked at one of our partner centres, Nottingham Teaching College; she is already familiar with some of our courses and opportunities. Now Danielle is excited to be joining the core team at Enable.

Previously, Danielle has worked as a chef in a busy kitchen. She wanted to change her career direction to give her more time to spend with her daughter. Danielle is a very proud mum (as most mum’s are) and loves showing off photos of her daughter to us all.

We wish Danielle all the best for her new role! We are sure she will fit right into the Enable family, even while working from home. Danielle will spend her first few weeks getting to know our teammates and what all their roles are within Enable.

Interested in starting your apprenticeship journey with Enable; contact us to ask about our latest opportunities. We have a wide range of course topics and will be happy to help you get your dream career.

Businesses who want to take on a new teammate in the form of an apprentice need to contact us. We can help you find the ideal candidate for helping your business fast track into the future. Government grants of up to £2000 for each apprenticeship appointment.

Closure of Register of Training Organisations

The ESFA have just released the below information for all training providers regarding the closure of Register of Training Organisations:

“The Register of Training Organisations (ROTO) has been closed since 2016 and will be formally decommissioned on the 31st July 2021. ESFA funding rules will be updated to reflect this.

ROTO was formerly the sole market entry point for apprenticeships, adult education budget (AEB), Advanced Learner Loans (ALL) and European Social Fund (ESF). However, Apprenticeship market entry is now managed via the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP). All funding opportunities for other funding streams will be advertised on GOV.UK, including the recently announced expansion of traineeships.

In addition, subcontractors who wish to deliver over £100,000 in the AEB or ESF market have to be listed on ROTO as per our current funding rules. This requirement will remain until formal closure. We recently published the subcontracting consultation response which seeks to refresh the management of the subcontracting market. These reforms are expected to be fully implemented by 2023. We are currently working on interim measures to ensure ESFA oversight of subcontractors in this period. We will communicate more information on this in the Autumn.”

We will bring more updates regarding this as an when it is available. Please keep up to date with Enable news here.

Recognition for Covid-19 Volunteers

Open Awards (one of our awarding bodies) are supporting volunteers by officially recognising the amazing volunteering being done to support communities in these difficult times.

If you’re a charity coordinating volunteers, a business with staff who are volunteering or know someone doing something great as part of the #Bekind #Keepsafe movement then they’d love to hear from you.

Open Awards, completely free of charge, will recognise any voluntary activity that lasts for at least 1 hour and can be approved by either a line manager, volunteer supervisor or coordinator. Upon completion of a short registration and approval form, the volunteer will receive an Open Awards e-certificate confirming the incredible things they have done to support those in need during these special measures.

To register please click here.

Covid-19 and Enable

Our board of trustees and our CEO have agreed that, in light of the threat of covid-19 to Enable’s staff and learners, as of 5pm Friday 20th March Enable’s office will close.

Our staff will continue to work in their own homes. This means that they will still be contactable on mobile and email. Our website and social media pages will continue to be updated by our staff. Please do not call the office phone after 5pm tomorrow (20th March) as we will be unable to answer.

Tutors are currently contacting learners to provide answers as to how their learning and development will continue during this period. We are looking into various online classroom and communication methods.

Please note that this situation will be in effect until further notice.