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Learning reps training goes online

7th April 2021

On Friday the 5th of March Community delivered the online ‘ULR Induction Briefing session’ for new reps, with a focus on a beginner guide to being a ULR.

Community Trustee Douglas Fairbairn opened the session, welcoming the reps to their new ULR role. Learning organisers Mick Brightman and Daniel Warren delivered the online two-hour session on Zoom.

The session was attended by members from across different sectors including the AA, Footwear, Justice, Steel, and the Third Sector. The short course allows ULRs to start small and covers a range of topics from understanding the role of a ULR to information on first steps. Most importantly develop networks, share ideas and face challenges together as they begin their new journey of supporting to give other people the skills and knowledge to improve their lives at work and beyond.

Our ULR from Tata Port Talbot John Mainwaring attended to share his experiences of being a ULR. John has been a ULR for over 6 years and spoke about the learning that has been delivered in his workplace and shared his experiences of working with management and education providers.

Union Learning Reps form an integral part of Community’s rep network and are key in ensuring workplace learning is something that can be made available to all our members in all our workplaces. Community is actively promoting the value of ULRs and encourages you to take up this valuable role.

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