Posted 26th Nov 2018

FIESTA appoints Skills Plus operations manager

By KBBDaily on 26th November 2018 - 10:24am
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The Furniture and Interiors Education, Skills and Training Alliance – FIESTA – has appointed Louise Sugars as its operations manager for its Furniture and Interiors Skills Plus initiative.

Sugars has 12 years of experience in training, as well as five years as a specialist recruitment manager. In her new role, she will support companies to fulfil their training requirements through Skills Plus within retail, sales and marketing.

“The opportunities available to the furniture and interiors industry to strengthen and encourage the knowledge and development of all their employees in the months and years ahead is fantastic,” she said.

“The introduction of the new Apprenticeship Standards, which support learning and development in every aspect of our businesses, from textile production and wood manufacturer through to sales and team management, offers scope for every member organisation.

“As the operations manager for Skills Plus, I am looking forward to working with companies from industry and recruiting new starts to help build you organisations and support you to pinpoint the best training for your existing workforce,” she added.

FIESTA chairman Gary Baker said: “We are delighted to be working with the Apprentice Management Group to provide Skills Plus as a service, and very pleased to have Louise in place to drive this forward.

“Skills Plus is a pathway for employers to recruit and develop the skills of the next generation. Companies that sign up to Furniture and Interiors Skills Plus will receive advice and guidance on the best training that is available to the sector.”

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