Thames Reach appointed a dedicated manager to set up and run the GROW scheme, including the traineeships.
For the first two years of the GROW programme, the GROW project manager recruited and inducted the trainees.
She kept abreast of their development , conducted quarterly peer support review sessions, arranged the mini-placements and implemented the Stress Management Plans when required. (These can be downloaded from the traineeship resources page.)
She also provided specialist support to team managers, placement supervisors, buddies and life coaches working with trainees.