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  • Writer's pictureSteve O'Hare

BLOG: NCFE and Workpays are really making a difference in the sector

Updated: Feb 13, 2020

I have recently started working with two organisations that are really making a difference in the skills and employment sector and it is great to have some involvement in what they are doing.

Firstly, the NCFE are a large and well-known national awarding organisation who have been doing what they do for 170 years!

NCFE logo

And secondly, while Workpays may be a much smaller operation, they are no less driven to achieve their goals.

The NCFE design, develop and certificate nationally-recognised awards and qualifications. The staff there are encouraged to follow five values and I like these because they are values we can all relate to if we want to work successfully in this sector.

They are: always be customer focused, be the best, do the right thing, make it happen and remain stronger together.

I like that.

I spent a significant proportion of the Autumn supporting the team through a hugely strategically important bid, which was challenging but very enjoyable at the same time.

The work went well and I received some fantastic feedback from the NCFE’s programme director who said:

“Steve has supported us on a high priority bid and played a crucial role within our bid team. He was enthusiastic and dedicated from the start, got on really well with all our teams, and made a significant contribution to the development and submission of our proposal.

I would recommend Steve to anyone looking for support with tender management and writing.”

Attention to detail

Workpays, meanwhile, support young people and adults to help them develop the skills they need to gain employment and crucially, remain employed.

Working across the Midlands, Workpays deliver innovative services to provide information, training, advice and guidance. They are big on the little touches and attention to detail that help both job-seekers and job-holders begin or further their careers in the area of work they are involved with.

It has been fantastic to support them on tenders which will diversify their product offer and support more individuals to move closer to their goals.

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