Taylor Wimpey Investing in employees
Leading housebuilder Taylor Wimpey is helping its production staff across the UK to further their careers thanks to an exciting training programme.
The Production Academy is a structured learning and development programme, aligned to job levels and career paths, which has been specifically designed to enhance the skills of the company’s site management teams who have responsibility for managing housing developments across the UK.
The first enrolment of approximately 100 employees started the scheme in August 2016 and the second group, comprising a further 60 employees, were enrolled in February and March of this year.
Employees completing the initiative will gain a Taylor Wimpey Production Diploma (TWPD), a recognised qualification made up of an enhanced National Vocation Qualification (NVQ) supplemented by complementary and key training modules. As they progress their careers, employees can re-enter the Academy at the next level and work towards enhancing their qualifications.
Taylor Wimpey has selected the NHBC (National House Building Council) – an accredited provider in conjunction with Edexcel – as the training provider and assessor for the enhanced NVQ.
Andy Wyles, Divisional Managing Director for Taylor Wimpey, said: “This initiative is a unique and original programme developed solely by Taylor Wimpey, supported by the NHBC, to further demonstrate our commitment to improving the skills and knowledge of our employees to help them continuously improve and build a proud legacy based on quality and customer satisfaction.
“It offers our production staff excellent opportunities to realise their full potential and develop their careers within the business.
“Our aim is to build on our already strong culture of education and development so our employees can be the best qualified and capable workforce in the industry.
“With a more highly skilled workforce, we expect this programme will help us to deliver better quality homes and improve the overall experience for our customers; both of these are key priorities for us.”
The full TWPD will take between eight to 12 months to complete and it’s hoped that the first employees will gain their diplomas in the summer.
The programme will be rolled out nationally to offer Taylor Wimpey colleagues up and down the UK an opportunity to gain new skills and enhance their qualifications.
Details about career opportunities within Taylor Wimpey are available at www.taylorwimpey.co.uk/careers.