One of the UK’s leading engineering and construction specialists – ENGIE Fabricom – has enrolled several of its team members with a skills, standards and qualifications body to stay ahead of the curve in attracting new and highly skilled talent to the business.
Based in Grimsby and with offices in Immingham, Lowestoft, Stokesley and Middlesbrough, the business has engaged with the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) with seven of its staff now enrolled on its Supervisory Management Training and Development (SMTD) programme.
The ECITB is an arms-length body of the UK Government, reporting to the Department for Education.
Recognised as a national training provider and awarding federation it is responsible for the development of the UK’s engineering construction workforce.
The SMTD programme has been designed to enhance individual employees’ skills and knowledge of project management and engineering, as well as their competencies in supervision whilst also providing support in career progression and continued professional development.
The introduction of the initiative, follows on and compliments ENGIE Fabricom’s newly implemented apprentice recruitment programme – with the business working in partnership with Middlesbrough College and North Lindsey College – to attract the very best local talent. And this has seen 12 apprentices join the company on the last 18 months.
Speaking about the company engaging with the ECITB, Richard Webster, CEO at ENGIE Fabricom said:
“It is important for the business to engage with nationally recognised bodies, such as the ECITB, that can help with the progression of our staff in their very early careers.
Enrolling team members on the SMTD programme very much forms part of our advanced strategy and firm commitment to reinvesting into the extremely high calibre of talent within our business.
“The programme is really going to help to drive progression for our team members who have joined ENGIE Fabricom as an apprentice, encouraging them to really reach their full potential, whilst also equipping them with all of the relevant skills.
“It is through programmes, such as this, that really reinforce our commitment to attracting individuals to engineering construction, as well as retaining and developing those people – to ensure they have a fulfilling career – whilst at the same time preserving vital skills in our industry for the future.”
The company will be blending mentoring from senior team members for those completing the SMTD course, ensuring that all managers and leaders of the future are properly equipped to lead.
Such an approach will enable invaluable knowledge and experience to be shared across the business.
ENGIE Fabricom is part of the global energy group ENGIE, a 150-year-old energy and services provider with 150,000 employees operating across the world.
The business provides a complete turnkey solution from project concept to completion across sectors including renewables, oil and gas, power, chemical and energy from waste.
With over 43 years’ experience in high level engineering and construction the business employs 1000 highly skilled employees.
By ENGIE Fabricom