Our Academy Programme

Do you have what it takes to meet the organising challenge?

Usdaw’s Academy1 is a specialist six-month training programme that equips active reps to recruit and organise across all sectors and all companies in their division.
Academy1 has been running for twelve years and has trained hundreds of reps, many of whom have gone on to work for the Union as Area Organisers.
Academy1 runs from May to November with the recruitment process starting in early January each year. It is open to reps who have shown a firm commitment to the work of the Union and have shown they are capable of, or have the potential of, recruiting and organising beyond their own workplace. Reps who are selected for Academy1 work for the Union for six months, on secondment from their employer, and are mentored by an Usdaw official. They also receive four weeks of classroom-based training to supplement their on-the-job role.

After completing Academy1 reps return to their employer.
Academy2 is the specialist follow-on training programme and is exclusively for reps who have completed Academy1. It too is a six-month placement working for the Union and it involves recruitment, organising and supporting Academy1 trainees. After completing Academy2 reps return to their employer.

If you are interested in taking part you will need to be available for the full six-months of the programme. The 2017 programme starts on 8 May 2017. Applications for Academy 2017 are now closed.

For further information email [email protected] or tel 0161 224 2804.


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