We actively encourage our employees to learn and develop themselves in order to engage in their own career development, encouraging them to obtain qualifications and become members of professional bodies. We even give an extra allowance for obtaining chartership. All levels of staff including our CEO share a commitment to learn, develop and progress.
We have both graduate and apprenticeship schemes in place, we are in the process of building a strong mentoring programme and have training seminars conducted by more experienced staff to facilitate succession planning. We have also, recently, been awarded Investors in People.
‘’We have so many skilled and talented people working here at the BBA, whether it’s on the technical side, supporting our marketing function or working within our test facilities. People engagement is a key strategic objective and features highly in our HR Strategy.
We do regular employee engagement surveys that helps to give us feedback on how our staff are doing and most importantly what their concerns are. The Management Team knows the importance of two-way communication and with our Quarterly Briefings we are able to cascade any important changes down the line. It also gives our staff an opportunity to raise any topics with the senior management team.’’
Rosemary Mathews Head of HR