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Future proofing our workforce

Like most businesses, we’re only as good as our people. Our industry relies on a high level of technical expertise, so we have to constantly plan ahead to ensure we have the right people with the right skills.

More than 50% of our workforce are now 40 or under, as we recognise the importance of attracting new talent to replace colleagues taking well-earned retirement.

Our apprenticeship programme continues to thrive, providing a launch pad for new talent, and we run a succession programme which sees older, more experienced colleagues mentor younger colleagues, so that priceless knowledge gets passed on.

60% of colleagues are now on modern terms and conditions, which have replaced the old ‘clock on, clock off’ mentality with the opportunity to earn more through productivity and great customer service.

And we’ve developed a new in-house training programme to ensure colleagues’ skills are at the cutting edge.