What is Factory La Grup?
Factory La Grup is aimed at those wanting to start a career working as a PA or Concierge, or those who have already started working in the industry and wish to further develop their skills and make progress in their career. Factory La Grup is a mentoring programme in which candidates will gain professional experience by working alongside Lourdes Carbó – a Lifestyle expert, with more than 25 years experience as a PA and Personal Concierge. Throughout the mentoring programme, students will learn and experience the creative process of working as a PA or Concierge, as well as experiencing personal and professional development. We will aim not only to develop the fundamental skills required to be an excellent PA or Concierge, but also to provide a wider vision of this field of work. At the end of this period, we will offer the student the opportunity to work, whether in Alberta La Grup or with another family or agency. Factory La Grup offers the mentoring programme for either a three-month or six-month period, as well as shorter and more intense courses for those already established as a Personal Assistant and who would like to advance in their career.
What is mentoring?
Factory La Grup is a mentoring programme, but what exactly does ‘mentoring’ mean? For us, mentoring means that the student has the opportunity to learn the profession by experiencing working as a PA, whist being guided by someone with professional experience who will share their skills, give guidance and provide advice and information to the student.
The fundamental difference between a mentor and a teacher is that on one hand, a teacher provides information that is then learnt and processed by the student, the aim of a mentor is to act as a guide that constructs the learning experience for others, whilst encouraging them to develop their own ideas and solutions to problems. The principal objective of a mentor is thus to encourage the creative development of the student, whilst encouraging them to see and do things from a fresh perspective.
What are the benefits of this course?
At the end of the course you will have gained a range of valuable skills that form the basis of an excellent PA and that will ensure that you are well-equipped for a successful career in the industry.
In addition to the skills you have learnt, you will have had the opportunity to do the mentoring programme with one of the most highly reputable companies in the lifestyle industry.