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Training Agreements



I went for a promotion last year (was already doing the job) unsuccessful as did not have "the" qualification asked for... two positions were filled one did not have the required experience (left before completing 6 month probabation) the other does not have the said qualification.  I asked about starting the qualification and started the years course which I managed to complete in 4 months just qualified.  I was also advised I would be getting a recognition payment for all the extra work I had done over and above my grade.  I was told I would have to sign a training agreement which I agreed to do... have recently discovered that I was given a "made up form" its true HR have confirmed and advised it was way out of the scope of the actual form no sliding scale etc 

I now have the correct form after much digging around and confirmation from HR... the form states if the course fees £2000 or more than the form must be signed, my course cost £1950 but I'm not sure if VAT should be added as it would go over the £2000 it does not state anywhere within the documents that VAT is included HR didn't know and said I should approach the "union" even though they confirmed VAT would be claimed back anyway..

I followed up with my manager (have new manager since all this started) re: the recognition payment and was asked to give in the signed form and he would discuss further... this payment was agreed and confirmed prior to the course but was told I couldn't have it till April... in all honesty I had actually asked for a review of my salary the difference between my salary and the other person who was brought in is quite a lot, agreement again prior to this that once I completed my course action would be taken to bring my salary in to line with the other I only have to mention anything that is owed to me and I am getting hassle over this form... HR have advised me to put in a greivance but I'm not going down that road... not sure where to go from here its obvious I am not going to get the agreed pay review I beleive some of my work is going to be downgraded to support not paying me the extra money.... any advice greatly appreciated...

Thank you

3 Responses

  1. Talk this through with an independent

    Hi there

    It sounds like there are several things at play here. It might be worth getting some advice from an independent about what to do. The ACAS helpline is a free service where you can speak to an advisor about your employment rights and any issues at work. They are impartial but will give you feedback on your situation.

    Hope this helps


    — Vanessa Harwood-Whitcher Director, Celodus

  2. Training Agreements



    Thank you both for the advice I have now logged on to the HR Zone as well but will try ACAS 

    Many Thanks

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