My employer recently received a letter on 9th March 2017 from Cambridge Regional College advising that the company I am currently studying an apprenticeship with – Decorus UK Ltd – are being investigated due to a “whistleblowing allegation”.
The letter was signed by Paul Skitt, Assistant Principle.
As a result, Tutors have cancelled their existing appointments with Learners pending the outcome of the investigation. This is somewhat annoying for me as I am currently studying an NVQ and BTEC in Management with Decorus UK and have almost come to the end of my course.
No contact from Decorus UK Ltd
I was disappointed that the first I heard of this incident was the letter from Cambridge Regional College. One would have expected that Decorus would have made the effort to contact and reassure Learners in advance.
On receipt of the letter I called my Tutor who advised that there was nothing to be concerned about and that Decorus were confident the matter would be resolved very soon. It would later transpire that this was not exactly the case; calls to Decorus UK just rang and rang between 24th and 27th March 2017; I gave up calling at this point.
The letter from Cambridge Regional College told me to contact Jamie Hall on 01223 226348 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Jamie called me back quite quickly and reconfirmed the contents of the whistleblowing letter. He said that I should wait until the investigation was completed and either way either Decorus UK or Cambridge College would be in touch. In the meantime I should hang on to my folder.
He assured me that either way I will complete the course and that if Decorus UK are unable to complete it,the college will provide a tutor to finish the course with me.