Purpose of Training

The purpose of training is to equip people with the necessary skills, knowledge and attitudes to meet the organisation’s needs in relation to its objectives. By investing in people through their training we ensure we harness their full potential and focus their energies on the needs of the company while fulfilling their need for personal development and job satisfaction.

The company recognise that such development is a continuing process for every employee at every level of the organisation. Training is seen as a necessary investment in order to provide the excellent services the company demands.

Training should be undertaken after a critical appraisal of the company’s needs in relation to its objectives to improve quality, cost and delivery performance, while taking account of the realistic aspirations of those employees.

The Company will strive to ensure that:-

  • Employees are properly training in the skills they need to carry out their present roles at a standard acceptable to the company and its customers:
  • Employees are provided with the skills they may need for changes in the way roles are carried out;
  • As far as possible, employees are encouraged to develop their skills and talents to enable them to progress within the company and reach their full potential within the company.

The company is committed to making the most effective use of talents, skills and abilities of its workforce.

To this end individual training needs are assessed on an annual basis.

Any training undertaken is recorded using the departmental skills matrix or in the individuals personnel file.

Training Resources

The training process will ensure that the resources required to meet training needs are fully identified, that training is properly focused and that the benefits of the training can be demonstrated.

The company will always make budgetary decisions about training in the context of overall company finances but the company is committed to investing in its people and will ensure wherever possible sufficient funding is made according to the needs identified.

Management Team’s Role

The Management Team has a key role to play in training

  • Demonstration of a commitment to train and develop employees in relation to company’s objectives.
  • Induction of new employees.
  • Identification of training needs jointly with employees in relation to company objectives.
  • Formulation of training plans.
  • Carrying out on-the-job instruction and coaching.
  • Making all employees aware of training and development opportunities open to them, selecting employees for training and briefing them.
  • Ensuring that those who are trained share their learning with others wherever possible and appropriate.
  • Evaluation of the effectiveness of training events in relation to Company objectives with those involved.

Individual Employee’s Role

The individual employee’s role is to: -

  • Identify personal training needs in relation to the company’s and their own personal objectives
  • Be aware of training and development opportunities open to them and request training where appropriate to their training needs.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of training with their line manager.
  • Share learning with colleagues wherever possible and appropriate.


Training provided can fall into any of the following categories

1. Induction Training

Everyone who joins the company or changes role will receive induction training. The induction will cover working practices, job arrangements, fire and emergency procedures.

2. On-the-job Training

Experience and expertise gained whilst working with, and under the supervision of, another employee. Apprenticeship is an example.

2. Qualifications

Training deemed appropriate by the company. Depending upon the role, there may be a need to study for further qualifications at the appropriate level.

3. Skills / New Technology

Job skills training and new technology training required to keep employees informed and up to date.

4. Legislation

Training required by new legislation

5. Management & Supervisory

This training aims to develop the skills required by managers and supervisors, for example, communication skills, problem solving skills and team building

6. Professional & Occupational updating

Members of a professional body may need to ensure that they are up to date with new developments and legislation in their particular field.

7. Health & Safety

Training is provided to ensure that all employees are fully aware of and understand the requirements of current health and safety legislation.

Steve Randle

Production Director

TEL:  +44 (0) 121 262 2978

FAX: +44 (0) 121 236 7217

Toye Kenning & Spencer

77 Warstone Lane



B18 6NL