Independent care provider Agincare has boosted its training programme with the appointment of Andy Tilden as a non-executive director.
Tilden joins the company from Skills for Care, where he supported learning and development opportunities for the adult social care workforce in England for 20 years.
In his new role, he will offer support and advice to the Training Now team, which delivers courses to Agincare’s workforce – some 3,500 people nationwide – and to learners from other organisations across the country.
Commenting on this appointment, Tilden said: “I’m very aware of Agincare’s work in the community and the drive of Training Now to provide great opportunities to help the workforce make a real difference to improve the lives of the people they support.
“My most recent roles have concentrated on national strategy and operations, so the opportunity to get involved with work more associated with developing the workforce and ultimately helping those who receive care is something that very much appeals to me.”
Training Now specialises in delivering practical social care, education and business apprenticeships, to the adult social care workforce.
It also delivers bespoke short courses, professional qualifications and offers careers advice, support, coaching and more.
Agincare chief executive Raina Summerson said: “I’m delighted to welcome Andy to Agincare. I’ve known Andy and respected his values and commitment to social care for some time and look forward to working with him.
“The portfolio of skills, expertise and knowledge that Andy brings will be a great asset to our Training Now organisation as it continues to grow from strength to strength in the future.”