TEN EMPLOYEES and subcontractors at Bracknell Roofing have already completed their Slating and Tiling NVQs this year – as the company continues to drive forward with its programme of investing in its workforce to develop the skills needed for the continued growth of the business.
All ten – who are roof tilers and slaters from across the company’s nationwide network of branches – achieved their Level 2 accreditations. The latest crop of successes puts the Burton-on-Trent-based company well on track to surpass last year’s total of 11.
As well as developing key slating and tiling skills, Bracknell Roofing – which is part of Avonside Group Services – has also been investing in its contracting teams at its seven offices across England. Two people recently completed Level 6 Construction Contracting Operations Management NVQs, and three are currently working towards the accreditation.
Freddie Wade from the company’s South Coast branch and Luke Redgate from the Midlands branch have also completed their Level 6 while Mark Ford, Daniel Walker and Andrew Cramp are all studying for it.
Commenting on all the achievements, Divisional Director Simon Smith said: “Having ten people complete their Slating and Tiling Level NVQs already this year is the headline story because it highlights the importance the business places on continually developing arguably the most essential core skill for our business
“This sends a strong message to everyone who works with Bracknell Roofing – such as housebuilders and suppliers – that we place the continued development of core roofing skills at the heart of what we do.
“But our investment in our people is more wide reaching than that and extends to every facet of what we do because it’s of paramount importance to the future of Bracknell Roofing.
“This programme is delivering great results for the business and is very well supported by the senior management team who recognise the value of developing our people to ensure that the business can continue to deliver projects of the highest quality, safely and to budget for our customers.”