We love to support our staff and encourage them to keep learning. Which is why we were thrilled to win not one but two Learning at Work Week awards.
The Learning at Work Week Impact Awards are presented to companies and organisations for running standout campaigns during Learning at Work Week, an annual event organised by the Campaign for Learning to put a spotlight on the importance and benefits of learning and development at work.
We took home the SME award in two separate categories: Supporting Business and Organisational Goals and Promoting a Learning Culture.
The Bristol Energy Hub hosted a variety of workshops for staff during the week, including creative writing, social media and a poetry through sign language session. We also welcomed pupils from Bristol’s Hannah More Primary school who spent a morning building rockets with experts from the Bristol Aviation Museum. Hopefully we’ve inspired the next Concorde designer or Tim Peake!
Mike Duncan, Head of People Development at Bristol Energy, said: “The week was a real success. We continue to build relationships with people and organisations across the city, to deliver learning opportunities for our team that have a really positive social impact.
“Employees loved finding their inner child, creating rockets with 9 and 10 year olds. And thanks to the relationship we built with the school, we’ve been able to do much more – including visiting their playing field with our Bristol Energy solar hot air balloon! The children couldn’t believe their eyes.
“We’re also supporting a citywide BAME talent programme, a volunteer reading scheme with a local primary school, and fundraise for a number of local charities.
“Bristol Energy uses a social learning model, with an increase in peer to peer learning, and we’re still exploring more creative ways to deliver that learning. What Learning at Work Week proved is that teams here want to get involved, share their skills, and help their community. And what could be better than that.”
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