If you want results from your learning and development schemes, then you need to invest in them believes Stephen Oakden, director of BE Design.
Our company is focused on upskilling staff by paying for them to attend University courses. Currently 6 employees spend a day a week at University and the other four working here mentioned Oakden. “We also sponsor work placement students with the intention that when they graduate they will come and work for us and we run an apprenticeship scheme for school leavers,” he added.
BE Design also organises courses with material suppliers and manufacturers, so its employees can learn more about new developments. “Just last week we had a manufacturer come in to talk to use about new multi-slab technology and automated robots running around a warehouse floor,” says Oakden. “It helps our team develop their design and engineering skills in new and relevant areas.”