Helping our employees to develop and improve their skills is a vital part of developing our business.

We believe that helping our employees to develop and improve their skills is a vital part of developing our business. Through carefully targeted investment in training, we help our employees to improve their skills and ability to maximise their contribution, ensuring we stay ahead of our competitors.

We are proud of the training support that we provide to employees and we understand how important it is for them to benefit from ongoing investment in their careers. Every employee is included in an annual training plan, tailored to their role, including safety training, technical skills programmes, soft skills training and a range of management programmes.

In addition to traditional classroom based training, our employees all have access to "The Green Café" - an online learning zone where they can access interactive training modules covering a wide range of both general and skill-specific training. At work or home, employees can access an extensive and growing menu of interactive and informative learning material, which is regularly updated.

We provide a number of formal structured development programmes for specific roles such as our Rental Manager and Driver Induction Programmes. We also work with NVQ providers to provide employees with the opportunity to gain a work based qualification. Current initiatives include offering our Rental Managers the opportunity to gain a NVQ in Hire and Rental Operations, whilst our Drivers can earn a NVQ in Driving Goods Vehicles, and Support Staff can qualify for a NVQ in Business Administration.

At management level we work in partnership with the Chartered Management Institute, who accredit our A-Plant Professional Manager and Diploma in Management programmes, so our managers can develop their skills whilst achieving a recognised management qualification.

I joined Leada Acrow as an engineer designing formwork, falsework and various other elements of Temporary Works that Leada Acrow offers. I have been supported and given training to develop my professional skills. Through the MEVA partnership, I have also had the opportunity to visit their offices in Haiterbach, Germany numerous times to learn more about their products. I am currently studying for a Bachelors in Engineering degree.

Temporary Works is often overlooked with very little consideration given by the Permanent Works designers or contractors on the complexity of the structure or build sequence. In my role I work closely with customers to ensure their requirements and needs are met. This means attending site meetings, sketching initial ideas, planning, calculations and, finally, the finished design. As you develop your knowledge, you begin to realise just how much of an in-depth subject Temporary Works is – there is vast potential for career development with Leada Acrow.

Matthew Harrison – Leada Acrow Project Engineer