By Olav Nortun, Chief Executive Officer, Thome Group
At Thome, we have always recognised the importance of our employees and understood that we need to continuously review individual career paths and goals to keep staff motivated and engaged.
Training is key to this and our programmes are updated on a regular basis to ensure that the information we pass on is relevant and meets industry standards and regulations to enable our teams to perform their tasks competently and safely.
As we expand into other sectors which require more specialist knowledge, training is becoming increasingly important and crucial to demonstrate to principals that we can manage a varied fleet.
Our Learning and Development team is tasked with ensuring that all our training programmes are fit for purpose to cope with the demands of a dynamically changing industry.
Developing new skill sets is another crucial requirement particularly as modern technology is being rapidly adopted by the industry to help improve operational efficiencies.
Having effective training is one thing but using that knowledge in a real-life situation is invaluable and is a model which the Thome Group uses to great effect.
In addition to being updated on knowledge and building the right skills, the right attitude is important for creating the competence we want. I expect an attitude where safety is first priority. There must be an attitude to share knowledge and to work in teams. Our Core Values is setting the example of behaviours and attitude we want.
Previous TGN articles from new recruits have always praised the help they have received from more experienced team members and they always appreciate the mentoring they receive which is a great way to learn.
Equally, our older colleagues can learn from the younger members of our workforce with regards to new technology and how to get the best out of digitalisation.
This issue is packed with articles which explore the upcoming trends in training, our career progression plans and modernisation of our training facilities so please do take time to read through them.