Educ8 Group

We deliver apprenticeship programs within the workplace, helping people to develop their skills, achieve valuable qualifications and tackle new challenges head on.
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http://www.educ8training.co.uk

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Staff at educational specialists, Educ8 Group, have had to learn how to relax during the pandemic. To ensure employees had designated time away from their laptop or work schedule outside their normal lunch break, Educ8 introduced Rejuven8 Time, giving them an extra 30 minutes each day to spend away from work.

Founded in 2004 to support the health and social care sector with fewer than 15 people and a small contract with a work-based learning provider, Educ8 now delivers more than 30 apprenticeships to over 800 businesses and nearly 2,000 learners across Wales. The enterprise has grown both organically and through the acquisition of three businesses and today employs almost 200 people.

Honesty, Integrity, Respect and Positivity are the core values of the organisation which prides itself on its supportive and nurturing culture and rewarding effort and commitment through initiatives, including monthly and annual Gr8 staff recognition awards and long service awards.

To support staff during the pandemic Educ8 introduced a £150 Healthy Workstation Allowance and, to ensure they had direct access 24/7 to the senior leadership team, a Q&A hub was set up so employees could ask questions anonymously. Bi-weekly virtual Communic8 sessions with different members of the team were also established so staff could discuss their wellbeing and any other issues.

Digital technologies and online learning has challenged the norm and Educ8 plans to continue to reduce its carbon footprint through blended learning and homeworking once the pandemic is over.

Featured Workplace Factors

My Manager

98% of staff agreed

I feel that my manager talks openly and honestly with me

New one to one wellbeing sessions were established so managers could touch base with their team members at the end of each week and bosses have also encouraged their team members to block out creative Focus Time  to give them sufficient time to consider their approach to  projects.

Personal Growth

91% of staff agreed

The experience I gain from this job is valuable for my future

Staff have continued to benefit from in-house workforce development programme, raising skills in their specific disciplines with sessions including digital learning. Due to the impact of remote working, buddy sessions were set up to help employees adapt and upskill their tech know-how.

Wellbeing

93% of staff agreed

I am happy with the balance between my work and home life

Initiatives to boost morale among the team have included bi-weekly 30-minute Mr Motiv8or sessions, 15 minute bi-weekly coffee mornings, a weekly 10K challenge and a monthly choir. Educ8 also introduced a bespoke app to enable staff to walk the Welsh Costal Path discovering places of history along the way.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
2004
Total number of employees
2
Number of UK locations
41
Employee average age
15% : 85%
Male : Female employee ratio
5%
Employees earning £35k+
15%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

Benefits

Private Healthcare

Companies offering private health insurance to all employees.

Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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Quote from the top...
"Educ8 is absolutely thrilled and delighted to achieve 3 Star accreditation for the sixth year in succession demonstrating ‘world class’ levels of engagement. I am immensely proud of all our staff, leadership and management teams for their tremendous hard work, loyalty and resilience. Despite the challenges during the past 18 months, our staff have demonstrated exceptional levels of engagement with a mindset and attitude that epitomises the values and ethos of Educ8. I would like to congratulate all our staff for this outstanding achievement"

Grant Santos, CEO - Educ8 Group

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