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European Social Fund in England

2007 - 2013

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ESF celebrates Adult Learners’ Week

The learning achievements of ESF participants were celebrated during Adult Learners’ Week, which took place from 15 - 21 May.

Rocky Hastings

Among the award winners was Gill Pinnock from Leicester. A sales assistant since leaving school, Gill never thought about promotion, until her manager suddenly left the store. After finishing an NVQ Level 3 and a Management Advanced Apprenticeship in retail, funded by ESF, Gill was promoted to the role.

Now, having recruited nine new employees, Gill promotes vocational training to all her staff.

More information about Adult Learners’ Week.

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