Our rapidly growing local manufacturing firm is continuing to invest in our workforce, and the future of manufacturing by offering NVQ training to all of our staff!
Investing in NVQ training for staff has become an important part of Howells Patent Glazing’s working environment. Our firm is keen to address the skills shortage that is affecting businesses in the UK. We’re so dedicated to ensuring the whole team are educated to the highest level that we’ve been entered into the Construction News Awards for the ‘Training Excellence’ award!
According to The Employer Skills Survey (ESS), manufacturing businesses are most likely to encounter skills shortages. As a result, this accounts for 30% of hard-to-fill manufacturing vacancies.
One of our most recent employees to enroll on an NVQ course is Lewis Marsh, who has taken a role in sales administration. He has since started undertaking a Level 2 NVQ in ICT and functional skills level 2 in ICT.
Debbie Willetts, training mentor at Howells Patent Glazing said, “We have to keep up to date with training with IOSH, CSCS, Platform etc. More importantly, we feel that it’s our responsibility as employers to invest in our staff. Our long-term growth strategy isn’t just about processes; it’s about developing our staff by building on their qualifications and in turn, passion for our business. We are excited to be rolling out new NVQ qualifications to all our staff in 2017”.
The ESS say that employers are spending £4.9billion to train their workforce. Continued training from manufacturing businesses like ours is consequently aiming to have a positive effect on the UK skills shortage.
Our investment in staff is, most of all, an enrichment programme. It’s important to obtain the relevant skills needed to remain ahead of the pack within the manufacturing industry.
As a result, of over 41 years of experience, Howells is continuing to show that we’re here to stay!