Here are just some of the testimonials we have received from delegates who have taken part in our range of training programmes designed to attract, retain and progress diverse talent.
Jayne Little of Skills 4 has worked with Palatine on a couple of occasions now during our knowledge sharing portfolio forums where she has facilitated EDI Round table discussions with our growing portfolio. Jayne brings 15 years ED&I expertise in an area that is critical to our business success and growth, the workshop was engaging and it brought to life a topic at the heart of every successful business. Palatine will continue to work with Skills 4 on our ED&I journey as we continue to evolve and improve the running of our portfolio companies.
Rebecca Browne, PA – Palatine
I had the privilege of being trained by Michelle Lewis from Skills 4 Limited in 2021 for the Empower Training. The training was delivered virtually and I was so amazing with how quickly she formed a connection with those on the trainings; it really felt like I have known her for a long time and was able to connect and be candid with her on the training. The training itself was life changing for me as it really helped me find my confidence and my voice and only wished I did it 5 years earlier! I have raved about this course to many of my colleagues and cannot wait to see more women do this course and the great things they will do after attending.
Farah Wahab | Project HR Lead
City Fibre, Bechtel Ltd
The Boost Your Career session was fantastic, with some very valuable and relatable key takeaways. We had a brilliant turnout for the session across our UK and US offices, and really positive feedback was received from all. I would highly recommend Skills4 – their insight and expertise, as well as their first-hand experience of the challenges faced by women in our sector, really brought the session to life and ensured the maximum impact on the attendees. I hope to work with Skills4 again in the future and look forward to putting some of my personal learnings into action.
Stefania Farrugia, Marketing Manager – Thornton Tomasetti
Delegates from the Indutrade group speak about their experience of the EMPOWER: Career Development for Women Programme. They discuss why they wanted to join the programme, what it has meant to them and what career progress they have already made.
“Jayne Little of Skills 4 has delivered the ‘Boost Your Career’ 1 hour workshop to the Women@Amey Affinity Network as part of our National Inclusion Week activities. The workshop has delivered a reignited drive within the Women’s network to progress their careers within the organisation and given them the tools to showcase their personal brand though networking and exposure. We have had great feedback from across the business and are delighted once again that Skills 4 have provided such an inspirational event that will have a long lasting effect on both the women that have attended and the organisation on a whole.”
Helen Townend, Chair – Women@Amey
Our award-winning Career Development Programme has been designed to help women further their careers. The programme is now in its eighth year and has already helped over 10,000 women advance professionally.
The programme is normally delivered over three months. By the end of the final training session:
97% of participants had a more proactive approach to career progression
88% had higher levels of self-confidence
58% had taken on more responsibility within their role and 18% had already taken on a new role
Louise Long talks about attending the Skills 4 EMPOWER Career Development Programme.
Amie Batcherlor-Watkins talks about attending the Skills 4 THRIVE Career Development Programme.
This week WISE (Women into science and engineering) have released a case study on The Faraday Institution on their journey to improving gender diversity and recruitment. As part of their progress on moving the dial on gender, this year they partnered with Skills 4 to deliver our EMPOWER career development programme for women.
The Faraday Institution then continued to use Skills 4 as a learning and development partner to deliver our THIRVE Positive action career development programme aimed at minority individuals.