The shared values that we are guided by are:
Safeguarding, Prevent, Equality and Diversity
Development Trading employees are committed to maintaining a safe learning environment and doing everything we can to reduce risk and protect learners from harm, including preventing them from being radicalised and drawn into extremist behaviour. This is our top priority and is at the heart of our business. We look to employers to support us in achieving this key objective.
Democracy, Individual Liberty, the Rule of Law, Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith. Development Trading leads by example in embracing these values and embedding them into the curriculum. Our learners are on work-based learning (WBL) programmes, which have been developed to provide opportunities to better understand these values. Learners can also, through our questionnaires and confidential surveys, tell us what they think of their training and express their opinions and beliefs without fear.
TDF strives to be an open and transparent organisation, keeping people informed via our website, marketing materials, and most importantly through the Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) service that we provide. Through open dialogue with our customers, we welcome feedback and recognise the value this has to our business in helping us to improve how we work and the services we offer.
Quality and raising standards are key to our success. Through our partnerships with employers we aim to offer high quality programmes that both challenge and stretch our learners throughout their chosen apprenticeship. The quality of teaching and learning at our placements is a top priority, and with robust quality checks and ongoing support, we are committed to achieving excellent outcomes for all our learners.
Innovation is at the heart of everything we do, from designing and delivering training solutions that raise the profile of work-based apprenticeships, to incorporating new ways of making our programmes relevant in an ever-changing workplace.
We provide training solutions for employers and learners designed to meet their needs, offering excellent value both financially and materially. From the feedback we have received from learners and businesses, our training has had a positive impact on companies and the careers of our learners. We aim to continue this with the new apprenticeship standards, placing good value products and services at the core.
Our managers and staff have extensive knowledge and experience of the industries we serve and are kept up to date through their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities, standardisation meetings and regular training. We have 10 years’ experience of WBL, and understand the value of working in partnership with employers to provide the best possible training and delivery models for our learners.
As an organisation with ambitions for further expansion, Development Trading is highly competitive, focusing on high levels of retention, achievement and outcomes for all. We see quality and the understanding of our business partners’ needs as fundamental to achieving this goal.
Recognition and Celebration
Celebration of our learners’ achievement is important and motivating for us all. We actively encourage and support participation and involvement in pursuing both learner and employer excellence, through the achievement of national and local awards.