People Development Academy
We have been registered as a LANTRA training provider since 2002. In 2016, we opened an entirely self-funded assessment centre called the People Development Academy to accommodate the training needs of our people, our supply chain and our clients.
This training hub is home to our team of LANTRA approved trainers, assessors and verifiers who proudly deliver comprehensive qualifications to hundreds of candidates every year.
Why we introduced the People Development Academy
We want each of our employees to have the opportunity to achieve their personal best, whatever that looks like for them. The People Development Academy ensures our people receive regular training to help them thrive in their roles and stay at the top of their game. We work closely with our staff to develop personalised career progression plans that are designed to help them reach their full potential.
Our People Development Academy is advantageous for our clients too as it ensures their projects are carried out by competent, capable experts that possess exactly what it takes to deliver the very highest of standards.
One of things that makes our People Development Academy so successful is the real-world experience and expertise of our instructors.
Each of our trainers has over 15-years of traffic management experience which adds essential, real world insight of practical applications to the theory.
Apprenticeships and Traineeships
The Academy allows us to offer comprehensive apprenticeships and traineeships which are a crucial part of our succession planning, and strategy for combatting the industry skills shortage.
Our apprenticeships and traineeships are open to all but are particularly aimed at underrepresented groups in the community such as those who are NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training) and not from a construction background. We provide a structured training plan, personalised to everyone, and a vital step up into a skilled profession with the promise of further development.
Purpose: to train individuals required to work on motorways and/or high-speed dual carriageways to ensure they are aware of safe working practices and the installation, maintenance and removal of temporary traffic management.
Including: 12A Foreman and 12B LTMO training; 12A/B Operative training and assessments; 12A/B Impact Protection Vehicle training and assessments; 12D Operative training and assessments.
Purpose: to assess and issue a CSCS card that reflect the construction occupation, qualification and experience of the individual card holder (includes a CITB health, safety and environment test).
Purpose: to ensure those with responsibility for incident investigations have the skills to lead a full on-site investigation.
Purpose: to ensure those with site supervisory responsibilities understand what is expected of them and how they contribute to workplace safety.
Purpose: to ensure those in project/site management roles understand their responsibility and accountability for site safety. This qualification is listed in the Approved Code of Practice for Construction (Design and Management) (CDM) Regulations as a demonstration of competence.
Purpose: to ensure those who are responsible for delivering team briefings can do so effectively, accurately and consistently.
Purpose: to ensure candidates have an in-depth insight into a range of health and safety procedures and their practical application.
Including: IOSH Supervising Safely and IOSH Managing Safely.
Purpose: to provide delegates with the basic understanding of temporary traffic management, associated design procedures, current best practice and minimum legal requirements.
Purpose: to instil confidence in all employees when dealing with a customer particularly in terms of understanding the background to conflict.
Purpose: to provide practical, on-road training to ensure drivers understand their responsibility to reduce the risks of driving in today’s urban environments.
Purpose: combines the NHSS 12A foreman qualification with additional continuous professional development such as IOSH certification and SSSTS plus a Log Book of criteria that must be visually demonstrated to an assessor to show that the individual can meet the demands of a modern traffic management foreman. For example, leadership qualities, organisational skills and good communication. Graduates are issued with a H W Martin Foreman Plus card.