Wincanton has made the Skills Pledge – a voluntary, public commitment to support all staff to develop their basic skills, including literacy and numeracy, made in conjunction with the Learning and Skills Council.
Wincanton made the pledge at an official ceremony at Temple Place, attended by skills minister, Lord Young, and senior representatives from Wincanton’s customer base, including Nestle, Panasonic and Sainsbury’s.
Graeme McFaull, chief executive of Wincanton, (pictured right next to Lord Young), said: “By making the Skills Pledge we are publicly recognising the vital role training plays within developing both our employees and our performance as a business. We pride ourselves on employing the best people for the job and our commitment to help them develop within their roles is a key factor in the long-term success of Wincanton.”
Companies that make the pledge are committed to helping employees reach their potential by developing their skills and working towards relevant, qualifications to at least Level 2 – the equivalent of five good GCSEs, grades A* – C.
The pledge also gives companies access to Government services like Train to Gain, where they can get funding and advice for training.