Working with Business Services
on three separate occasions this week gave a boost to my confidence and hopefully, in the long-term, my competence. On one of the Business Services days I went out with and shadowed a staff member to a multi-occupancy social housing managed building, St. Chad’s Centre
, to do resource efficiency diagnostic. The building holds a Medical Practice, Police Station, Childcare, Pharmacy, Library and a Regenda
reception. I found undertaking the environmental management qualitative primary research interview and walkabout informative, responsible and progressive. Research from working within Business Services this week includes Queen’s Award for Enterprise
. This award has four categories: Sustainable Development, Innovation, International Trade and the promotion of enterprise. On the website is a video of an SME owner, Graeme
whose video I found really motivating. Being unemployed it’s encouraging to know there is SME growth-support out there from Business Link
, Growth Accelerator
Volunteer Project Assistant qualitative and quantitative research includes devising surveys for my peers and the staff to complete and submit to Survey Monkey. From the entries I shall collate and analyze the results to meet the Community Volunteering Qualification.
Attending a webinar Cultural Heritage & Archaeology in EIA gave me an understanding of just how passionate people are of culture and heritage. If I attain a job in a planning department or project manage a consultation I look forward to those points rising again.
Participating in the [Doug] Richard Review for Apprenticeships at Stockport Town Hall National Workshop gave me the opportunity to inform the reviewer of my opinion of how I believe improvements to apprenticeships could be made. Calls for responses are open until 7 September 2012.
Today’s Boarshaw Clough pictures show a greater diversity amongst the insects than I have previously seen.