At SCP we are committed to the development and training of our staff. SCP actively supports the membership of professional institutions, providing employees with membership of two professional bodies each year. A number of SCP’s senior team have leadership roles within relevant Institutes, including the Skills and Strategy Panel, Chairmanship of the Yorkshire & Humberside Infrastructure Alliance and national roles on The Skills and Strategy Boards for the CIHT.
SCP currently employs 7 apprentices, making up 16% of our workforce. They are supported through training at a local college alongside receiving structured development in the workplace. SCP is also directly involved in setting up and delivering the new Transport Planning Trailblazer course at Leeds College of Building, including delivering course presentations and out of the 32 technical personnel within the company, over 27 are qualified or actively working on attaining their professional qualifications.
SCP’s team work within local schools, for example one member of staff in an engineering ambassador within his former school. Another staff member is an ambassador for the WISE campaign, this involves visiting local schools helping inspire girls to study maths, physics and computing qualifications and seek a career in engineering.
Last financial year SCP invested £26,032 in staff training and development, this included various training courses with high investment in SCP’s apprentices as well as PRINCE2 project management qualifications and other professional opportunities.