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14th May 2009

Flybe takes part in National Learning at Work Day

Hundreds of leading regional airline's staff go "back to school" in support of national skills' initiative

Flybe, Europe’s largest and most successful regional airline, is taking part in the National Learning at Work Day today with Flybe's Training Centre in Exeter busy conducting more than a dozen short ‘taster’ sessions to hundreds of its employees on topics such as effective Presentation, Team Productivity and Performance Feedback skills.

Flybe, an innovator in the field of workplace learning and skills’ development, was the first of only three UK employers to be granted Awarding Body status for its own qualifications in 2008, and has since developed a variety of programmes supported by GoSkills. Forging solid partnership links with Exeter College and the University of Exeter, Flybe delivers workplace learning qualifications that include the Aviation Operations in the Air Level 2 National Vocation Qualification – an industry-wide recognised qualification for cabin crew and a world first of its kind!

Simon Witts, Director of Safety, Quality and Training for Flybe, says: “Flybe is a complex organisation requiring a wide variety of expertise and we pride ourselves in taking a training lead within the industry. In continuing to develop and thrive as a business, Learning at Work Day provides companies with the perfect and necessary focus with which to highlight the many opportunities we can offer those members of staff wanting to upgrade or learn new skills.” 

Learning at Work Day is an initiative spearheaded by the Campaign for Learning to highlight the benefits that investment in learning and skills have for both business and employees.

Adds Mr Witts: “We've had a fantastic response from literally hundreds of our employees to the taster sessions we will be offering throughout the day and we look forward to sharing our success stories in the hope that they will excite and encourage every single company to take part in future years.”