The training specialist said: “The campaign’s aim is to develop those already working ‘hands on’ in the sector to become inspirational trainers and offers an incentive package. The package includes a £5,000 bonus for all new directly employed trainers from industry, formal training, and qualifications, such as the Training, Assessment and Quality Assurance (TAQA3), and the Award in Education and Training (AET), alongside the company’s new induction programme and a dedicated, highly experienced programme mentor. The project, named ‘Emerge’, is ‘all about creating new pathways for talented and experienced people in the sector, and providing them with the opportunity to consider furthering their career with a move into adult education and training.”
Develop is particularly seeking to recruit engineers in areas such as electrical and mechanical, New Roads And Street Works (NRSWA), water systems and Legionella, gas distribution, the Gas Accredited Certification Scheme (ACS), general health and safety, and management development.
Another part of the programme seeks to develop existing trainers by providing mentors, qualifications, and further development opportunities – all with the aim of ensuring that Develop’s trainers are ‘industry-leading’. This project also seeks to help support and address the ageing workforce issues in this sector, and to plug the skills gap in this area.
Pictured is Brandon Clark, Develop Training’s F-Gas trainer.