National education and training specialists, The Progress Group, have appointed Rosemary Abiodun as their new HR Director. The role will see Rosemary lead on the strategic development for HR and Recruitment across the group.
Rosemary, who previously worked as a HR Executive in Progress Schools – a subsidiary of The Progress Group, has an extensive background in HR, Rosemary has worked across social integration, sales and recruitment, tech, and private medical industries.
At University, Rosemary studied Law as an undergraduate where her interest in Employment Law was sparked. She began working in the HR industry whilst also working towards obtaining her master’s in Human Resources Management, and associate Level 7 CIPD.
Rosemary’s new role will see her work as part of the Senior Leadership Team in The Progress Group, leading on the organisational development of the business.
Talking of her appointment, Rosemary said;
‘’Our employees are at the heart of our operations, delivering on our values and mission in the communities we work in. Through fostering a positive and high-performance working culture, we can support them to continue on delivering on our promise to drive forward social mobility. By continually improving our organisational and workforce development we can nurture our current employees whilst attracting skilled professionals into the business. The education and training workforce is under more pressure than ever as it works to support the economic recovery. It is important now, more than ever, that we create a rewarding and cultivating workplace that supports them.’’
The Progress Group has six subsidiaries, providing training and education to individuals from age 8 through to 60. As a collective Group, they currently employ 165 people.
Talking of Rosemary’s appointment, Group CEO, Jayne Worthington said;
‘’As we look towards the future strategic development of the Group, it was only fitting that we sought an expert to ensure our workforce is supported and equipped to deliver on our mission. A passionate and motivated workforce will be a key driving factor to the Group’s ability to deliver on our promise to change lives through the power of education and training.
The past twelve months have been difficult for everyone, but we want to ensure that we create a positive working culture that our employees and stakeholders can be proud of. Rosemary’s appointment will strengthen our ability to foster a high-performance workplace that supports employees and helps us meet the social and economic demands.’’