Our reputation relies on the skills and capabilities of our people, that’s why we’re so committed to supporting employees at every stage of their careers. We want everyone to reach their full potential within the company, as recognised by our Investor in People status, and illustrated by an outstanding staff retention rate and regular internal promotions.
Working at the MD Group you will be part of a structured programme of development based on your individual needs and the requirements of the business as a whole. From apprenticeship programmes to management qualifications, we provide accessible and inspiring training to ensure you’re able to excel in your role.
It all starts with a comprehensive induction programme. The course includes full health and safety training, environmental awareness, customer care guidance, equality and diversity and interpersonal skills.
Training needs analysis establishes an annual training plan that includes statutory exercises for qualification renewals, refresher courses triggered by changes to relevant regulations and opportunities to learn new skills.
Managers are responsible for ensuring everyone on their team has the appropriate capabilities. Annual assessments provide an opportunity to measure progress and discuss training needs in a structured, 360-degree framework.
We work with local training organisations across our office network to provide tailored activities to match role requirements, including technical and management skills. We typically include our customers and supply chain partners in many of these sessions to compound our shared capabilities.
In addition to formal training, coaching and mentoring are also a critical component in our development programme. Junior staff have the opportunity to work alongside experienced tradespeople, learning first hand. On an on going basis, regular, on site, toolbox talks, address practical applications specific to individual projects.
We believe work should be challenging, stimulating and rewarding. We ensure your rewards and benefits packages are competitive and motivating, and regularly recognise individuals who have made an outstanding contribution, helping to secure talented people for the long term.
We’re proud to have supported MD Group employees achieving qualifications including: