Professional Training

Increasing the proportion of professionally qualified staff is an important component in ensuring performance quality and enabling organisations to remain competitive and agile.  Employers who value professional training and qualifications enjoy higher staff retention and satisfaction, as well as reputational benefit, increased efficiency and higher average earnings.  The provision of professional training and support can be difficult and many organisations find it challenging to implement and maintain company training schemes, alongside their core functions.

Our Lead Director for Professional Training, Ian Yates, has over five years of experience working within the Institution of Civil Engineers providing specialist support to companies and trainees, achieving a pass rate of over 90% for candidates sitting their Chartered Professional Review.  Professional training and development is not limited to those at chartered professional level and our support covers a full range of levels from trainee technicians & apprentices through to mature candidates, which complements the support available from within the various professional institutions.

We are able to prepare and manage company training schemes that are compatible with Engineering Council regulated professional institutions including the Institution of Civil Engineers.  Companies often accrue significant levels of abortive costs on training agreements that are elongated or abandoned by trainees, partly due to a lack of management capacity and trainee support.  We offer a full range of services to companies wishing to improve their success rates and make better use of their training budgets.  This can include the development of new company training schemes, managing existing company training schemes and coaching for career appraisals & technical report submissions.

We provide mentoring and support services for companies and trainees, directly contributing to improvements in the completion of training agreements, career appraisals and pass rates for professional reviews.  For staff that are preparing for a professional review, we can deliver mentoring support to provide your staff with an accurate assessment of where their professional development is up to and practical support in how to progress to the next level.

In addition to professional training services, we offer a range of tailored specialist training to public and private sector organisations.  These include specialist training in the latest techniques for delivering capital projects and particular types of education capital programmes.  We develop a bespoke set of training requirements with each team or organisation to ensure the content adds maximum value to the organisation.