Employees from across Tarmac are taking part in a UK-wide employee development programme (EDP) as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to helping its people build careers.
Now in its fourth year, The EDP sees around 200 colleagues from across Tarmac, supported by a mentor, work in collaboration to tackle a range of business challenges before delivering a final presentation to senior leaders.
Topics being researched by this year’s groups include communication methods for colleagues at some of Tarmac’s remote sites across the country, new ways to attract more people to the industry and developing inclusion and diversity activities.
Graeme Boylen, Tarmac’s HR director, said: “We’re really excited to be continuing our EDP programme which offers colleagues the opportunity to expand their networks, learn more about the wider Tarmac organisation and develop ideas and proposals which can make a real difference to the business.”
The scheme was initiated by a team in the company’s southern region working to expand development opportunities for colleagues before being rolled out nationally. The programme itself runs over seven months and is a combination of a work-related projects and classroom-based learning modules including presentations skills and finance training for non-finance managers.
Beth Williams, a proposals engineer based in Derbyshire, is in a group looking at inclusion and diversity and said: “I’m really proud to be involved in the EDP scheme and passionate about supporting change in the construction industry. This project is a great opportunity to get to know colleagues from across Tarmac and develop a range of skills and I’m looking forward to the challenge.”
The EDP part of Tarmac’s efforts to support and encourage colleagues, at all stages of their career, to build new skills and experiences to help them succeed and thrive.
For more information about careers at tarmac visit www.tarmac.com/careers