Karen Whitehouse, Office Manager, started to explore funding opportunities for the training. She says: “I received an e-mail from CITB’s Emily Tilling about the options available in their Flexible Funding window.”
Emily’s e-mail was perfectly timed and Karen submitted an application for half of the £5,000 available through this funding route.
“Having worked on a few tenders, I didn’t find the application process too difficult or time-consuming. The guidance was quick and easy to follow”, says Karen.
Karen’s application was successful and she secured the funding, which arrived well ahead of the course date.
Making an impact
After successfully completing the training course, Dave gained a City and Guilds Steam Plant Maintenance module 13 qualification that he needed to work on the site.
Karen says Maple Aion Ltd will seek more CITB funding in the future. “The funding stream works very well to support the training requirements we have outside the more traditional trades.”