We are committed to developing our people to continuously improve skills and gain experience. In 1996 we were awarded Investors in People (IIP) status and since then have achieved the year on year improvement in staff development required to maintain IIP status, gaining the Silver level in 2018. Every employee has a training and development plan which is reviewed during the annual appraisal process. Our employees are also encouraged to further their careers through professional chartered qualifications, degrees and specialist training courses.
We also provide health and safety and IT training to our plant operators and we have our own full time in-house heavy plant trainer/assessor who is certified to train and assess the competency of plant operators under the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) training scheme. Our in-house trainer has played a key role in developing and setting up a licensing scheme for plant operators. We have developed an extensive induction, training and licensing scheme that is far more challenging and robust than other third-party industry schemes, thereby raising our standards in the safe, efficient and responsible operation of all our mobile and non-mobile plant. In devising our own scheme and employing an accredited trainer/assessor, we have been able to raise the bar on the national standards and provide a benchmark for employees to continually develop their skills in plant operating and associated site based skills.