PRODUCTION ASSISTANT VACANCY

An exciting opportunity has arisen with one of our clients based in Redhill, Surrey.  Due to the success of the business and substantial growth they are looking for a number of people to join their team.  Currently they are keen to recruit 2x Production Assistants –  office based positions with structured training and development within the Apprenticeship standards.

If you are looking for a career and not just a job, then contact us in the first instance for more information.

info@betafutures.com | 01293 817 227 | www.betafutures.com

 

Designing for the Future Launch & Intergenerational Project

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Beta Futures is partnering up with The  Future Perfect Company to join Designing for the Futures’  panel of Judges . The organisations will also be working to develop an intergenerational project between the 50+ Skills Exchange  Club members and Designing for the Future students.

The competition has been running for 7 years and has just launched this year’s brief at the University of Brighton.  Designing for the Future encourages student designers to consider the challenges of ageing and this year will focus on dementia. There are 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK today and Alzheimers Research UK estimate that by 2025 that number is expected to rise to over one million; by 2050 it is projected to exceed 2 million.

“Designing for the Future”, which is run by The Future Perfect Company in conjunction with the University of Brighton, encourages student designers to consider the many challenges of ageing so as to allow people to continue to live enjoyable, active and independent lives.

This year students from the University of Brighton’s College of Arts and Humanities will be invited to develop innovative new products and design concepts to benefit people affected by dementia and its care. A parallel project run with students studying product design will be investigating smart technology.  In each case, students are encouraged to produce design outcomes which are desirable, support real areas of need and inspire new approaches and attitudes.

The winners of the Competition will be announced in June and will receive a package of mentoring and support to help them to develop their products and ideas further and emulate the success of previous “Designing for the Future” alumni.

Says Philippa Aldrich from The Future Perfect Company: “We have been running “Designing for the Future” for seven years and it continues to go from strength to strength. We are particularly excited about this year’s focus on dementia and to be working with Active Minds who recently won a National Dementia Care Award for their dementia care products. We are delighted to have more judges and workshop facilitators than ever before from design, academia and industry.  We will be continuing to build our DFF network to support alumni as they graduate and begin their design careers.”

Judges and workshop facilitators this year will include Professor Anne Boddington, Dr Tom Ainsworth, Dr Carlos Parelta and Dr Eddy Elton, University of Brighton; Philippa Aldrich & Molly Aldrich-Wincer, The Future Perfect Company; Tom Serpell, Director of Eastbourne – Designed for all; Marie Harris, Beta Futures; architects Geraghty Taylor; Peter Dale, SEEFA; Maggie Winchcombe, Years Ahead; designers Jack Durling and Chloe Meineck; and Intellectual Property lawyer John Greager.

 

 

 

5 Reasons to Invest in Training for your Employees

Beta Futures has developed a programme of Master Classes that cover a variety of topics – the first of which will be taking place on 9th March 2016.  We are also  able to offer bespoke training designed for your business needs. We thought it would be useful to outline the business benefits of investing in training for your employees:

  1. Increase job satisfaction, productivity, and motivation among employees.

Training can reduce absenteeism, mistakes and stress levels for your employees. Productivity is also likely to increase if employees are confident in their own ability and feel they know what they’re doing.

  1. Reduce employee turnover

By investing in your employees, you are showing that you value their contribution in the company and that you are willing to allocate resources to developing their skills. Employees are then left feeling motivated, driven and a sense of loyalty to the company. Staff retention is a key factor not least of which because it reduces the high cost of recruitment.

  1. Competitive advantage

Keeping up to date with trends and changing technologies in your industry ensures that your business remains competitive in terms of performance, quality and customer service. Having well trained staff means that you can adapt methods of working to meet market demand.

  1. Decrease need for supervision

Untrained employees can drain your management resources and distract your managers from their own work and important tasks. By investing in staff training, employees feel confident within their own role and you can trust them to deliver high quality work.

  1. Enhance company profile & attract talented staff

Organisations that invest in training are seen as desirable to those looking for employment. This increases your company’s likelihood of attracting talented candidates for your vacancies.

We are offering a FREE 1-hour consultation! Get in touch to take advantage of our offer and learn more about what we do:  info@betafutures.com | 01293 817 227.