Monday 24th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Investing in people

Ceva is the only large logistics company in the UK to hold an Investor in People (IIP) accreditation across its entire business. The company has received a particularly glowing review for its Learning Bus initiative – a programme which runs from the warehouse site Ceva operates for B&Q in Branston, Staffordshire.

The bus programme offers basic learning skills including numeracy and literacy, supported by computer based learning, for the people who work at the site.

The assessors commented on the effective use of internal expertise, saying it is used to develop a very competent workforce together with an informal network of on-the-job trainers and driver trainer/assessors. “This approach not only offers cost effective training and development, it also ensures a consistent standard of competencies.”

Tony Waddy, senior B&Q manager at Branston, says: “We are fully committed to the policy of investing resources in the people who work on the site. It benefits us all to have a motivated workforce, developing their skills and working to their full potential.”

The assessors visited 12 sites, interviewed 226 people and conducted a postal survey with a further 50 employees. They found that: “people consistently described a range of learning and training they had undertaken which had met their needs”.