Servest has launched a company-wide learning and development initiative called The 100 Club, as part of its Hidden Talent programme.
The campaign, inspired by the arrival of the apprenticeship levy in April, which exists to help the government achieve its target to fund three million places for apprentices by 2020, has been launched by the company’s L&D team to communicate the benefits, dispel the myths and drive interest in apprenticeships across the Group. The FM company’s 100 Club campaign aims to encourage the board of divisional directors and senior operations team to identify and nurture the hidden talent within their departments. Over the course of 100 days, 100 apprenticeships will be offered to the organisation’s shining stars.
Having mapped the job roles and levels within the business, Servest has identified 67 relevant qualifications that will develop its talent and the managers of the future. These learning programmes represent the development needs of all the Group’s departments, including service lines and sector divisions. The qualifications on offer include everything from management, business administration and accountancy, to hospitality, security, plumbing and electrical. The large number of apprenticeships available means that each and every one of the 23,000 employees can apply for one of the 100 places on offer.
Speaking about the new initiative, Rob Legge, Servest Group CEO, said: “As business leaders, I believe we have a responsibility to offer colleagues an exciting progression path. Offering people a chance to be able to carve out a career for themselves is the best way to inspire and motivate the lifeblood of your business. The 100 Club campaign is testament to our commitment to developing internal talent.”
Each department will house a Hidden Talent Champion who will be responsible for ensuring that the right people put their names forward. Successful individuals will embark on a qualification-led apprenticeship programme, co-facilitated by four Hidden Talent partners: West Suffolk College, HIT Training Ltd, South Staffordshire College and Dhunay Corporation.
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