By KLTV Newsdesk –
Kirklees Local Television (KLTV) is delighted to announce that our groundbreaking new online training programme R.A.D.A.R. (Recruit Acclimatise Develop And Retain), developed in partnership with the Civil Service Department for Transport (DfT), is now live and open for enrolment on KLTV’s Teachable platform.
Recruit, Acclimatise, Develop and Retain (R.A.D.A.R.) is an employment skills development programme hosted by Kirklees Local TV in partnership with the Civil Service Department of Transport.
We aim to celebrate and influence new talent and prepare and support young people and adults with the skills they need to thrive in the civil service.
Through digital workshops and professional coaching sessions, we aim to develop and improve your skills, encourage, empower, and prepare you for employment.
The training programme, which is City & Guilds assured, aims to usher in a new era of talent acquisition and development for the Civil Service.
The R.A.D.A.R. programme is a self-guided online training course designed to educate and assess candidates across five key areas that fit within the framework of the Civil Service Success Profiles.
The five modules are as follows:
- Communication in the Workplace
- Confidence and Resilience
- Inclusion and Diversity in the Workplace
- Understanding and Developing Workplace Relationships
- Employability Skills and Career Development
R.A.D.A.R. candidates will also have access to two online group coaching sessions as well advice to supplement the online programme and help with any roadblocks.
Upon completion of the R.A.D.A.R. course, candidates will be presented with a City & Guilds Assured qualification certificate which grants access to further apprenticeship opportunities within the Civil Service, setting them up for a future career.
The R.A.D.A.R. programme has been made possible thanks to the partnership between KLTV, and the Civil Service, led by the D&I Recruitment Programme. The Civil Service works to support the elected government of the day. They create laws and address the complex issues that affect the nation on a day-to-day basis.
The D&I Recruitment Programme creates work placements specifically aimed at underrepresented groups. These placements provide the opportunity to better understand the Civil Service and what it can offer.
Through the RADAR Programme, learners will gain an extensive understanding of the sector through training and shadowing, allowing them to feel more confident applying for Civil Service roles.
A career within the Department for Transport offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the critical infrastructure and transportation systems that underpin the nation’s economic and social well-being.
John Connell, Deputy Director, Department for Transport, said: KLTV is an outstanding and inspiring place to learn employment skills, build confidence, and prepare and support those who a seeking a new career in the Civil Service.
“RADAR is about promoting the Civil Service and getting more people in from all walks of life, so we’re encouraging anyone from Huddersfield and the north to go on the website and apply.”
KLTV has an extensive track record of delivering high-quality engaging training courses to support young people into employment.
R.A.D.A.R. has been successfully run as an in-person training programme for the past eight years in collaboration with the Kirklees Council Apprenticeship Programme. KLTV has trained over 700 apprentices, supporting young people and their career aspirations.
The online programme in collaboration with the Civil Service is the next stage for developing and engaging young people into successful careers. The programme has already been piloted with 80 people who have completed the course.
‘A Journey of Growth’
Elliott Patrice, 25, a Huddersfield resident, was one of the pilot learners for the course. He expressed his enthusiasm for the course: “As a participant in the R.A.D.A.R. programme, I’ve found immense joy and fulfilment in the journey of growth and discovery it has offered me.
“The comprehensive training and supportive environment have equipped me with valuable skills and ignited a passion for excellence in the transportation industry.
“Hopefully, more people will get to benefit from the R.A.D.A.R. programme like I did.”
Dr Milton Brown, CEO of KLTV, was proud to see how far the programme has developed.
He said: “RADAR was started in 2014 as in-person training and development. It seems surreal to see where it is now, primed, and ready to launch at a national level, for people from underrepresented backgrounds to access.
“I’m grateful to everyone who has supported the programme from its initial inception to where it is today, it’s inspiring to see so many people and groups invested in supporting people into work.”
Christopher Morgan, KLTV’s Chief Editor, added: “Contributing to the development of RADAR’s online course has been a truly rewarding experience.
“We’ve crafted an engaging and interactive curriculum that leverages the latest digital tools to ensure accessibility and effectiveness.
“Being able to help shape the future of education in this digital age is both exciting and fulfilling.”
The R.A.D.A.R. Programme is available for both individuals and organisations such as schools and is competitively priced at £190 + VAT for access to the whole programme, plus additional group coaching and support.
Learn more and sign up for R.A.D.A.R. today at kltv.teachable.com.