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 their ability to maximise their contribution to make sure that A-Plant stays ahead of its competitors.
We are proud of the training support that we provide to employees and we understand how important it is for employees 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 A-Plant employees all have access to "The Green Café" - An on-line learning zone where employees can access interactive training modules covering a wide range of both general and skill specific training. Either at their desk or at 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 3 year Apprenticeship Programme (with Plant Maintenance, Customer Service and Driver streams) and our Professional Sales Programme for our Sales team. 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 an NVQ in Hire and Rental Operations whilst our Drivers can earn an NVQ in Carry and Deliver Goods and Support Staff can qualify for an NVQ in Business Administration.
At management level we work in partnership with CMI - Chartered Management Institute who accredit our A-Plant Professional Manager and Diploma in Management programmes so that our managers can develop their management skills and achieve a recognised management qualification.