09 March 2015 | Leyland

Runshaw secures Leyland trucks training contract

Leyland Trucks has chosen Runshaw Business Centre to advance the leadership and managerial skills of more than 60 members of its workforce.

The employees, which are from across the business, including assembly operators through to managerial levels, embarked on ILM Level 2 and Level 3 and CMI Level 4 training courses which are due for completion in September 2015.

  These nationally-recognised qualifications are designed to introduce and develop learners responsibilities within team leadership and improve the performance of the business.

James Jepson, senior HR advisor, said: "Our operations director, Peter Jukes, is an ex-apprentice and fully understands the benefits of developing hands on skills for the future growth of the business.

“Investing in people is an important part of our strategy and by cultivating the managerial skills at all levels means that we’re actively developing the leaders of the future.”

  Leyland Trucks also secured funding from the North West Automotive Alliance (NWAA), a government-backed initiative that gives UK automotive businesses a welcome boost to improve innovation and skills and grow their business. Runshaw is an approved delivery partner of the scheme.

James continued: “By partnering with Runshaw, we’ve been able to pick and choose the modules most relevant to us and deliver real life examples of how the theory applies to employee’s current roles. The results have been so successful that we’re already in talks to run the same courses again from September onwards.”

Adrian Roscoe, business centre manager at Runshaw College, added: “Leyland Trucks is such a well-known household name, not just locally but across the UK, and we’re proud to be playing a key role in improving its in-house talent and helping develop their future skills base.”

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