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.