The Academy creates visibility and promotes consistency in all training and upskilling undertaken within the business, whether that’s apprenticeships, new recruits, employee development opportunities, mandatory training or our online learning management system.
Through an ongoing commitment to training, development and investment we make it clear to our people that in the long term we encourage them to grow and develop within their profession, developing their career in exactly the way they feel they want to. We are committed to developing and identifying talent within our business, to generate exciting career opportunities and a consistent quality talent pipeline to meet the market’s growing demands and ensure the long term sustainability of our business.
We have a long and proud history of recruiting and supporting apprentices into the business. Many of our people now in senior positions began their careers as apprentices and the opportunity to learn whilst working alongside experienced professionals ensures that colleagues have pertinent up to date industry experience as soon as they pass the necessary qualifications.
Many of our core business activities would not be possible without apprentices and as such we are always looking at ways to improve our recruitment processes and encourage more individuals to join the Group to continue their professional development and establish their careers with us. Many apprentices just beginning their course of learning this year are the decision makers and team leaders of the future of the Group.
Management Excellence Programme
We are proud of our Group Management Excellence Programme, a modular training course created to support our Future Leaders initiative, identifying and encouraging talent and potential in a variety of roles across the business. The programme provides our people with a further route to advancement in their careers, as well as providing the business with a valuable talent pool in the development of our management teams.