Willmott Dixon believes that developing staff is of the utmost importance and this is reflected in the investment of nealry £2m on training and development in 2009, with an average of 4.5 training days per employee (compared to an industry average of 2 days). To underline this approach, Investors in People (IIP) status was gained in the early 1990’s and has been maintained ever since.
Staff are encouraged to develop new skills and knowledge; the success of our business depends on it. We see personal development as a shared responsibility between employees and managers; developing skills to meet the day-to-day requirements of our business, to meet our company aims and objectives and improve employee job satisfaction.
We actively encourage the attainment of professional qualifications and membership of professional organisations, such as the Chartered Institute of Building or Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Over a third of the workforce has taken part in our comprehensive management development programme and, as part of this, we have an 18 month programme to help our current and future leaders maximise their potential.
We have a wide range of training courses which we deliver internally and detailed discussions take place on a regular basis with staff to produce their own personal development plan.
The Willmott Dixon Development Promise:
Employees can expect:
• Appropriate development activities
• Annual Performance Review
• Personal Development Plan
• Support for Professional Membership
Willmott Dixon expects:
• Employees will ‘drive’ their own development
• Feedback on learning activities
• Demonstrable return on investment