Leading trade fabricator Modplan has just opened an on-site Training Academy at its Newport headquarters. Heidi Sachs, Modplan’s Managing Director, said: “We’ve always taken training very seriously and our Training Academy is an investment in the future of our business and the wider industry. It gives us a dedicated space where we can provide training for the staff in our business and allows us to offer training opportunities to our customers too.”
The Training Academy gives Modplan a dedicated space to train personnel from across its business from NVQ level through to management training. Customer product training is always available too. Heidi commented: ”The Academy will help us build on our commitment to developing talent from within and provide a cohesive career path for growth and progression throughout the business. It’s an approach that means we have great staff retention – many key members of the Modplan team have been with us for decades. It will also help us continue to attract local employees keen to further their career with a company that cares about their development.”
As well as supporting its own staff, the Training Academy is also available to Modplan’s customers, offering both office-based skills development and hands-on fabrication training. This includes a complete training programme on the popular Leka roofing system for both internal and external customers.
Heidi said: “We all know that the industry is facing a skills shortage. Our programme of Open Days has always helped our customers build skills in their own business. The Training Academy takes training and development to the next level. It also means we will be playing our part in helping to develop a new generation of talent that plugs the gaps and showcases the value our industry has to offer people wanting to build a long-term, sustainable career.”
Modplan has always been a company focused on building strong partnerships by offering exceptional products and service. Its Training Academy shows that its commitment runs very deep. By investing in upskilling its own workforce, it will continue to deliver the best for its customers. It will also help address the issues facing the wider industry.