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As part of the Education Training Collective we are constantly striving to make our colleges and training providers a great place to work.

So, when it comes to our delivery working with subcontractors in the North of Tyne, it made sense to sign up to the North of Tyne Combined Authority’s Good Work Pledge.

The pledge has been created to help employers operating in the area to identify ‘good work’ in their own organisation, get recognised for this, or spot areas for potential improvement.

A major part of its vision is to recognise the importance of residents being able to access meaningful work in the region that offers, as a minimum, job security, skills, progression and decent pay.

Etc. now joins more than 150 organisations to have achieved Good Work Pledge awards.

Bringing businesses together to share good practice, the pledge is set around “Five Pillars” with main themes of:

  • Valuing and rewarding your workforce
  • Promoting health and wellbeing
  • Effective communications and representation
  • Developing a balanced workforce
  • A social responsibility

Etc. partnerships manager, Samantha Curd, said: “We currently deliver a small number of courses in the North of Tyne region, and we are hopeful that we can significantly increase delivery in 2024-25.

“Part of our contract working with the North of Tyne Combined Authority is a commitment to sign up to the Good Work Pledge.”

On achieving the Standard Good Work Pledge, she added: “We are really pleased to have our efforts officially recognised and feel proud of the part we play in providing people with opportunities to move into employment.

“The good practice we demonstrate across the Etc. is something we share with our subcontractors and all those we work with.”

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