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Film Students Praised for Hospital’s Training Video


kettering-campus-2015-189webA short training film produced by a group of our Level 3 Media Studies students for Kettering General Hospital (KGH) has been highly commended at the recent Allocate Awards 2016.

The college was approached by KGH to take part in a work placement project for media students to increase the
visibility of a new online roster (produced with Allocate Solutions) so staff could see their own shifts and to support a better home/ work life balance.  It had been identified that staff needed additional support to show them how to use the technology available to them and make it as easy as possible to use the online app and their employee online HealthRoster account.

Since the training film was included within staff engagement sessions, staff at Kettering General Hospital have
increased views of the app from 750 between September 2015 and January 2016 to 34,212 views between February and August 2016 (more than 2000%!)

The training video increased staff awareness and understanding of how to use the technology that has been introduced.

Kettering General Hospital has since seen a gradual reduction in turnover and a slight reduction in the overall
absence across the trust which has improved patient continuity of care.

Paul Franklin, Deputy Head of School for Creative Arts, Computing and Digital Media said:

“It’s great to get local businesses to provide meaningful work experience that will make a difference to their staff and make our students more employable.”

Martyn Tyson, student at Tresham and the team leader for the project said:

“I believe that this app will benefit a lot of people if people are just able to understand how it works and how it will benefit them, that’s why I am proud to be a part of this project.”

Following the success of the training video, there are plans to create more training videos to give our media
students additional opportunities for further work experience within a commercial setting.


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