Royal recognition for Balfour Beatty’s commitment to Learning and Development
Balfour Beatty was commended for their workplace learning initiative at the Princess Royal Training awards this week, presented by HRH Princess Royal and delivered by the City and Guilds Group.
Balfour Beatty was recognised for their Commercial Development Programme which focuses on providing employees with the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to deliver the commercial decisions needed for business success. The commercial training has led to a significant return on investment and an increased awareness of commercial governance, enabling an Expert and Trusted workforce.
The awards, now in their fourth year, recognised 44 inspirational UK employers for their commitment to learning and development, celebrating their exceptional training and development programmes and their substantial impact on their organisation and its people.
Jo Volk, Balfour Beatty Talent and Development Director, said: “We are delighted to have received this prestigious award for our outstanding Commercial Training Programmes. The award reflects the major focus we place on both the ongoing development and positive engagement of our Expert workforce to enable us to deliver industry leading infrastructure to our customers.
“With the current skills shortage we are experiencing in the industry, it is essential that we provide employees with the skills required to nurture a long-term, successful career in the infrastructure and construction industry. I’m proud to say more than 2000 employees have benefitted from our Commercial training and we have further programmes planned for 2020 and beyond.”
Chris Jones, Chief Executive of the City and Guilds Group, commented on the award: “The remarkable employers we recognised last night demonstrate the power that comes from investing in people and training as a vehicle to strengthen organisations and open up opportunities for people.”
Balfour Beatty invests in their workforce, offering opportunities for continuous development and embraces blended learning which spans formal training programmes, e-learning, webinars, in role development, coaching and mentoring.
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