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Housebuilder cements its future with new training course

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Published by Claire Tinston for IPB Communications in Housing and also in Communities

Employees at a Coleshill-based construction company, Frank Haslam Milan (FHM), have invested in a ground-breaking training programme designed to help individuals and organisations in the construction industry to grow, develop and challenge business performance.

The leading community regeneration specialist, which covers the West Midlands, Yorkshire, South West, North East, Scotland and Wales, introduced the programme to ensure its staff are fully acquainted with all aspects of the construction industry.

The course covers a range of disciplines including finance, procurement, sustainable technology, health and safety and contract law.

More than 30 people signed up to take part in FHM’s six month ‘Dedicated to Your Future’ programme at Wolverhampton Training Centre to help staff at the firm gain a broader understanding of the industry.

Although the course is largely geared towards Quantity Surveyors and Site Managers, to increase their knowledge and skills base in the commercial and production side of the business, anyone can take part in the scheme.

Martin Smithurst, Managing Director at Frank Haslam Milan, said: “The course has given our employees greater confidence and focus in all the relevant skills areas of the business.

“It gives our staff the full package of understanding around how the company and industry works, while broadening their skills-base.

“Apart from increasing their awareness of the commercial and production side of the business it’s also going to give them an insight into contract law and dealing with clients, which is particularly useful for graduates new to the job.”

He added: “The company will undoubtedly reap the benefits as we continue to grow the business and move forward within the industry.”

The ‘Dedicated to your future’ scheme was devised by Paul Hughes, a former industry professional who now runs his own company, Hughes Training Strategies.

FHM has always placed people at the centre of its organisation and employee development is paramount to the company.

Last year alone FHM spent over £90,000 on training and development opportunities and the company aims to maintain its exemplary training record this coming year. 

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