Case Study - Hodge Bank

CAVC for Business has been working with Hodge Bank for two years, in which time the relationship has grown stronger as the College responds to supporting a range of Hodge’s needs.

CAVC has worked with Hodge on its Learning and Development needs, from Government-funded qualifications for the bank’s IT, through to apprenticeship, leadership and team development programmes. Hodge chose CAVC because it is keen to partner with local vendors and suppliers who support the bank’s expectations and values.

“The College has been extremely supportive in helping to source programmes to fulfil the training needs we have identified to help develop our skills and capabilities across our functions on tech skills, leadership capability and team dynamics,” Hodge’s Interim Chief People Officer Nikki Harris said. “They are responsive to our needs and ensure to review all options for us to either take advantage of government-funded options or to utilise the wide range of relationships they have to meet our needs.”

Nikki believes that CAVC for Business’ responsiveness and ability to source from internal courses or third-party suppliers has been extremely beneficial for Hodge. “To have an internal team that can create bespoke options has enabled us to provide bespoke solutions for Hodge, whilst also being able access off-the-shelf programmes that are industry recognised to provide credibility.”

CAVC for Business has been “crucial” in helping Hodge implement a major element of its L&D and People Strategy within the timescales it has achieved, Nikki said. “I am keen to continue the relationship and continue to build the offering that is available within Hodge,” she added. “The key focus for us this year includes leadership development, ESG, coaching, apprenticeships, team development, performance management and mentoring.”

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