Pickwick emphasises the importance of staff training

Pickwick cleaners at Bendigo and Adelaide Bank – The Bendigo Centre recently completed their Certificate III in Cleaning Operations. The course is designed to develop a broad range of competencies and skills where participants learn current environmental cleaning techniques with relevant industry practices for preparing and cleaning a range of surfaces like carpets, hard surfaces, wet areas, glass furniture and fittings.

Judith Barlow, one of Pickwick’s Client Services Manager’s in Victoria was ecstatic with the commitment shown by her staff. The training was over a 12-month period and commenced shortly after Pickwick was awarded the contract. Many of the staff have been in the cleaning industry for over 10 years and were pleased to have the opportunity to complete some formal accredited training after commencing employment with Pickwick.

Training was conducted by long-term business partner Stanborough Wemyss Contracting Pty Ltd (SWC Training). The company is a Registered Training Organisation and Human Resources company that operates nationally specialising in workplace-based training programs. SWC has conducted training across Pickwick sites for several years. SWC Trainer/Assessor Paul Andison commented that the enthusiasm shown through the duration of the course by Pickwick staff based at the Bendigo Centre was as good as he has seen. Judith is now busy organising a social get-together for all staff who will be presented with their certificates. Well done and congratulations to all involved.

New Indigenous Pickwick website

Pickwick is proud to announce the Pickwick 1A Services website is now live, see https://pickwick1a.com.au/. Pickwick Facilities Services & Recruitment Pty Ltd (hereafter “Pickwick 1A Services”) is a majority Indigenous owned Joint Venture with Pickwick Group Pty Ltd. The Company was established to meet the growing requirements by Government and the private sector to engage Indigenous owned and managed enterprises. Initially Pickwick 1A Services will operate alongside and with the support of Pickwick Group and utilise and build upon Pickwick Group’s knowledge, expertise and systems. However, its whole purpose is to be a standalone Indigenous controlled and operated enterprise. The 1A stands for both “First Australians” and the highest of standards. The Company aims to contribute to reconciliation through the employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in operational, administrative, and management roles.

Pickwick introduces new Worker Handbook

Pickwick has recently introduced a new Worker Handbook to assist employees when they join our Company. It is intended to help answer the many questions new staff may have when commencing work with us. Along with informing new employees about their employment conditions and responsibilities, the Handbook advises and provides guidance on what to do in various situations that may occur whilst at work. An electronic version of the booklet may be found on this website under ABOUT US \ Employee Information.