Cara Fullbrook reports on the benefits of in-company training.
Here at Penguin Random House we use PTC for in-house training for our junior editorial staff. We tend to run a three-day Copy-editing workshop and a one-day Proofreading workshop twice a year, supporting on average 30 editors as they start their careers with us. We always receive excellent feedback from the delegates, and the skills that they learn are put into practice straight away.
As a company split across three London locations, eight divisions and hundreds of imprints, having PTC come in-house to run our training is not only convenient, but also gives the delegates the opportunity to meet other employees from across the business, to share experiences and build relationships. PTC are great to work with, and I always take the opportunity to catch up with the trainer ahead of and after each course to make sure that we are continuing to develop the skills that the business needs.
Don’t just take my word for it, though! Below is some feedback from delegates over the past twelve months:
"The course clarified and gave set rules for many grammatical points I was previously unsure about. It also increased my confidence in this area enormously."
"It was very useful to learn certain rules and then practise them with relevant exercises."
"Doing lots of exercises but breaking them up with theory and practical demonstrations works really well."
"I used my new skills the very next day!"
"We were so fortunate to be trained by someone with such knowledge and experience."
Cara Fullbrook, Learning Partner, Penguin Random House