How Bectu trains members

Last updated: 13 Sep 2019

We train and support union learning representatives – members specially trained to promote learning and skills development across the union’s diverse membership profile.

We have trained more than 150 members across a range of sectors to be union learning representatives. To find your local Prospect union learning rep, please contact lifelong learning officer Rachel Bennett on [email protected].

Our full-time negotiators also work constantly to ensure members are able to access timely and effective training and career development opportunities in their workplaces.

All our union reps are encouraged to focus on skills and training when bargaining, and we provide them with a range of resources and support to do so.

We also represent members’ interests on a number of sector skills councils, which are employer-led bodies that aim to boost the skills of their workforces and improve learning supply.