New Cohort Welcomed on CIOB Professional Initiative
Winvic Construction Ltd, a leading main contractor specialising in turnkey solutions for industrial, build-to-rent, student accommodation and commercial projects, has celebrated its ongoing partnership with the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and launched a new group of employees on to its CIOB Chartered Membership Initiative.
At a launch event held on 3 April, Winvic’s Managing Director Dave Ward spoke about why it is beneficial for construction professionals to gain relevant accreditations and why Winvic supports staff who want to achieve CIOB Member status (MCIOB). Ruth Kennedy, Development Manager for the Midlands CIOB, talked about the different routes to becoming Chartered before current Winvic MCIOB members gave overviews of their personal routes and offered words of encouragement and support to the new cohort.
Managing Director of Winvic, Dave Ward, commented: “It’s wonderful to see another wide selection of employees who are keen to develop their professional status, are ready to increase their knowledge and broaden the way they think. We want to employ professionals who can clearly demonstrate their engagement with the built environment, commitment to ethical working and promoting a culture of continual improvement so we fully support them in making that journey. I believe internationally recognised accreditations help to raise standards of construction management but I also see the training enhances passion, and that’s what makes our business work.”
Ruth Kennedy, Development Manager for the Midlands CIOB, said: “While those on the CIOB Chartered Membership Programme (CMP) will have likely worked in management role for a few years, a wide range of technical and specialist professionals also find the training extremely beneficial. The CIOB also offer a shorter route to MCIOB for candidates with a degree level qualification through the Professional Review process, but with both routes the Institute creates a bespoke training, learning and development plan for each individual, helping them to reach their full potential.”
One Site Engineer, Adam McKenna, is an example of a knowledge hungry employee; he started at Winvic in June 2016 on a ‘year in industry placement’ and chose to begin the Professional Development Programme during this time. He completed degree in construction management in July 2018 when he returned to Winvic as a full time employee, and now he is able to recommence his work towards MCIOB.
Kayleigh Shaw, Training Development Coordinator at Winvic, added: “We have a company training and development policy for all of our staff, and every team member undertakes a bespoke programme that may incorporate guidance from in-house teams, external trainers or both. We continually invest in training and development to help people achieve their full potential and we offer the accredited CIOB training free to our workforce.”
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