We continually strive to support our colleagues in achieving their full potential and have created a variety of development opportunities this year.
This year there was an emphasis on apprenticeships with programmes running across a range of disciplines in various parts of the business. This included apprenticeship training in Sales, Team Leadership, Management, Health and Safety, Engineering, Packaging, Brewing, Logistics, Digital Marketing, People Services, Warehousing and Quality.
Our “Raising the Bar”, initiative continued in Tennent’s this year. The aim of this programme is to ensure colleagues have the skills, confidence and knowledge to deliver, developing them personally and professionally. This year the focus was on leadership training within our management and team leader populations. Similarly, in Matthew Clark, a suite of internal management training interventions was delivered across a range of Behavioural and Employee Relations topics.
We continue to support professional development across the business and this year have supported colleagues through further education and professional exams including SVQ’s in Management, MBAs, CIMA, CIPD and IBD qualifications.
Further emphasis was placed this year on delivering a comprehensive range of skills training across the Group including Lean Operational Excellence, Wine Appreciate and Finance for Non-Financial Managers.
In line with our commitment to ensuring our activities do not cause or contribute to contemporary forms of slavery in the workplace, and taking steps to stop it from happening in our supply chains and elsewhere, a programme entitled “Tackling Modern Slavery in Business” was delivered to appropriate people across the group including members of our Executive Committee, Procurement, Operations Management and HR teams.
We continue to invest many training hours in specialised and compliance training, where appropriate, such as food safety, HACCP, manual handling, forklift driving, chemical handling, first aid and fire safety.