Wastewater treatment specialist Jacopa has been rewarded for its “exceptional commitment to learning and development during the past year” with a prestigious nomination for SME of the Year in the Engineering Construction Industry (ECI) annual Training and Development awards.
Jacopa’s nomination is an acknowledgment of its management team’s commitment to identifying areas of training and development that provide both the opportunity for personal development and enhance the performance of the organisation, its products and services.
Tony Hinton, Jacopa’s QHSE manager, said: “Jacopa has enthusiastically embraced membership of the ECITB. We recognise that it is vitally important to have one point of contact who can arrange and advise on training, either when individuals request it or when we identify a need.
“Our wholehearted commitment to this partnership approach has been rewarded with dividends both for the company and those working within it.”
To ensure that the training provided is fully effective, Jacopa asks individuals to provide written feedback on their training experience, enabling the company to evaluate improvements in business performance.
Jacopa is completely committed to continual improvement through the provision of further instruction and training
Tony Hinton, Jacopa’s QHSE manager
Annual performance reviews are also conducted during which staff can discuss their personal training and development achievements and needs.
Hinton continues: “Jacopa is completely committed to continual improvement through the provision of further instruction and training. We realise that our employees are our biggest asset and the development of their skills and knowledge is vital.
“Our investment in training enables individuals to plan their future, minimises our staff turnover, and leverages opportunities to diversify and develop new products and markets.”
The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) is the statutory skills body for the engineering construction industry in Great Britain.
It works closely with employers and the government on developing industry personnel across a wide range of related disciplines to the highest possible standards.
The awards are a highlight in the engineering construction industry’s calendar and recognise the commitment made by organisations to maintain the skills and talent that are imperative to secure the industry’s future.
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