With a central training team dedicated to improving the overall quantity and quality of both new and existing talent, Eddie Stobart is passionate about the development of its drivers, warehouse operatives, support staff and management. In recognition of this, Eddie Stobart recently picked up the Training Team of the Year title at the Talent in Logistics Awards 2019 having demonstrated outstanding achievements and accomplishments to grow their workforce.
Helping to redefine the training benchmark for the logistics sector, the training team ensures training is delivered to the highest standard, adhering to a philosophy of continuous professional development. The training team caters to various training needs for new employees in order for each individual to grow in their career – whether it’s operational training, management development or apprenticeship & graduate programmes.
Each individual has different learning needs, and so the team fosters a culture of precision, working to determine bespoke requirements for each employee. The supportive culture extends beyond training, for example, on completion of the Cat C+E license, drivers are guaranteed a driver interview at their nearest depot, a buddy to ensure they’re confident on the road, further tutoring and refresher courses for further development.
The team also recently launched a new learning management system to ensure online and face-to-face lessons are more integrated, as well as being one of the only industry teams to use psychometric testing in recruiting. This testing ensures the company recruits the best drivers with the behaviours and characteristics that fit the company culture and standards.
Angelina Miley, HR Director, from Eddie Stobart said: “I am absolutely thrilled that our training team has been recognised at these prestigious awards. At Eddie Stobart, we aspire to be the employer of choice and this award further cements the commitment we provide in delivering first class training across the industry.”
If you believe that your training team has demonstrated outstanding achievements or accomplishments in your area of expertise, then it’s time to enter the Talent in Logistics Awards 2020 Training Team of the Year category. Entry dates for the 2020 Awards will be announced in the upcoming months. Find out more about the category here.