At Broadways Stampings Ltd and Dyson Diecastings we are committed to ensuring that all staff have access to learning and development opportunities which equip them with the knowledge and skills required to carry out their role. Our people are pivotal in ensuring the company can meet its strategic objectives and deliver a quality product to our customers.
The following principles drive our approach to learning and development across both companies:
- We consider that our people are an asset as well as a cost, and believe that we should invest in that asset
- We believe that all our people have the potential to grow and develop
- We will ensure that any learning and development opportunities will be based on the requirements of the business, and decisions about investment in staff learning and development will be made accordingly
- We believe that the responsibility for learning and development is equally shared between the organisation and its workforce
- We will ensure that appropriate procedures are in place to plan, deliver and evaluate learning and development activity
- We will encourage staff to take some ownership of their own learning and development, with support from their managers and the organisation as a whole
- We are clear that line managers, supervisors and team leaders have a key role to play in developing our people
- We will regularly review our overall level of investment in staff learning and development to ensure that adequate and appropriate resources are provided
Learning and development initiatives
We provide a range of learning and development opportunities to staff. These fall into four broad categories:
- Training and development related to the enhancement of skills for a current or future role. These include on the job training, working with a mentor, e-learning and video resources, internal and external courses providing technical or specialist training.
- Programmes leading to a professional or academic qualification. This includes our apprenticeship programme that supports our local and wider community in developing people to become the future engineers of our business.
- Programmes that have a specific management or supervisory focus. These include internal and external courses on manager development.
- Health and safety training. This includes courses in manual handling, risk assessment, fire safety and first aid
We encourage our staff to discuss their learning and development needs with their line manager on an ongoing basis. We also have a performance review process that provides an opportunity to discuss your individual learning and development needs. These discussions and emerging individual needs inform the planning and decisions on the suitability and applicability of programmes.