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Gelder Group recognised for ‘Outstanding Training and skills development’

Princess Royal Training Awards

CEO Steve Gelder accepted Award from HRH The Princess Royal

Gelder Group is celebrating after being amongst just 46 recipients of the 2018 Princess Royal Training Awards granted for their commitment to training and skills excellence by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal at a ceremony at St James’s Palace in London on the 31st October 2018.

CEO Steve Gelder, who accepted the award on behalf of the company commented:

I am grateful for everyone at Gelder Group who made this possible, it is a great honour.

I’d urge other organisations to enter in 2019, not just because the feedback helps you improve but the auditing process is so thorough. So many awards ranging from the Times Top 100 to regional awards have become too commercialised, this award is completely free to enter, the auditing process is unbelievably intense and the judging is very challenging, so I’m delighted we made the 2018 cut.

The Princess Royal Training Awards are delivered by the City & Guilds Group, to highlight the value of training and employee development and celebrate examples of best practice. Applications are assessed against three Hallmarks of Excellence by the Princess Royal Training Awards Commission, which comprised of HRH The Princess Royal and seven leading figures in the business and training community. For the full list of recipients and their training schemes, please see the link here.

Commenting on this year’s recipients, Chris Jones, Chief Executive of the City & Guilds Group said:

It’s fantastic to celebrate the third annual Princess Royal Training Awards and honour Gelder Group. In an ever changing world, it continues to be important for Britain’s businesses to invest in training to boost their productivity, address skills gaps and further develop their teams. I congratulate all of the 48 organisations who have achieved the standard this year and presented examples of the innovative, inspiring and impactful training that’s taking place across the UK today. They are truly worthy recipients of this rigorously assessed royal award and we are delighted to be able to honour their achievements.

Gelder Group welcomes Apprentice joiner from Germany

German Apprentice

Left to Right: Chris Kent (Branch Manager), Nadine Fehmer (German Apprentice), Steve Gelder (CEO).

In partnership with Lincoln College, Gelder Group have taken on their first apprentice from Germany. Nadine Fehmer who is 17 and from Coesfeld, West Germany is in the second year of a joinery apprenticeship and will be spending 3 weeks working at Gelder Group alongside experienced joiners in the field.

The programme which is funded by the Europe Commissions Erasmus+ funding which is for vocational education and Training. The funding enables students and apprentices to gain work experience in another country.

On the experience Nadine said:

From being very little my dream job was to be a joiner, and I am very interested to see if there are any differences in the work over here.

On the partnership Steve Gelder, CEO commented:

I’ve always been a huge advocate of apprenticeships, having been an apprentice myself, so I was very interested to learn of this exchange program Lincoln College have been running, and I’ll be very interested to see what feedback Nadine has for us after her 3 weeks

European Officer at Lincoln College Ann Stanley commented:

Close collaboration with employers in support of the project in both enabling their own apprentices to participate and in receiving apprentices and vocational students from our European partners is so important.

German Apprentice

Nadine on her 1st day at work for Gelder Group.

For further details on the project please contact astanley@lincolncollege.ac.uk

Gelder Group named as Princess Royal Training Award winner 2018

Princess Royal Training Awards

City & Guilds Group has today released the names of 48 businesses commended by the 2018 Princess Royal Training Awards. Other companies given the prestigious award included River Island, John Lewis, RBS, and the Royal Air Force in recognition of their outstanding training and development programmes, which have directly resulted in commercial success.

From apprenticeship schemes, to gamified e-learning, to health and wellbeing programmes, each of the recipients had to display a unique dedication to developing their workforce.

The full list of recipients includes public and private sector businesses of all sizes, from areas including hospitality, banking and financial services, retail, education, manufacturing, not for profit, and healthcare. The Award recipients, who were all subject to a rigorous assessment process, will receive their Awards from HRH The Princess Royal at a ceremony in October.

Commenting on this year’s recipients, Chris Jones, Chief Executive of the City & Guilds Group said:

Congratulations to all 48 organisations who have achieved the Princess Royal Training Awards standard of excellence this year. Once again, it is evidence of the very real benefits that investing in staff development can bring to employers, large and small, private, public and not for profit. At a time of increasing economic uncertainty and reduced investment into workforce development it is great to see critical business issues being addressed through impactful L & D. Through the Awards we highlight excellent examples of training that have already proved to be effective and we encourage others to build on their success.

Commenting on being awarded Steve Gelder, Chief Executive Officer of Gelder Group said:

At Gelder Group we believe in training staff from within and progressing them through the organisation, we have a very established and successful apprenticeship programme which has been created to train and develop our staff. Myself and the rest of the Senior Management Team are thrilled that this has been recognised by such a prestigious award.

My hope is that this award will further highlight the apprenticeship programmes available in the construction sector, which is so needed.

For more information about our apprenticeships, visit our dedicated apprenticeships page.

Gelder Training secure PASMA accreditation for the 9th consecutive year

On 9thAugust, an external annual audit was carried out by George Lopez from PASMA to confirm that Gelder Training continues to meet PASMA’s rigorous quality requirements. Gelder Training successfully passed the audit with flying colours and were awarded accredited centre status for the 9th consecutive year.

Gelder Training are thrilled to be able to continue to deliver our successful PASMA Towers for Users training. For future training dates please contact Katie Scott on 01427 788837, or email info@gelder.co.uk.

Get into Construction!

Over 1200 School Children Take Part in Hands-On Construction Taster Event at Lincolnshire Showground.

Get into Constuction

The Gelder Knight with children who successfully completed the scaffold exercise.

The event was organised by The Lincoln Group Training Association (LGTA), in partnership with The EBP and Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). The 3rd, 4th and 5th of October saw the Lincolnshire Showground give over 1200 local school children in Lincolnshire the chance to take part in a number of construction challenges provided by local employers.

The Gelder Group took part, introducing and guiding the students through the ins and outs of tower scaffolding using miniature versions. Special thanks goes to Ian Cooper from Redline for creating these.

Students take on the Scaffolding Challenge.

The students were given the opportunity to build up the scaffold and also question the activity leaders, Katie Watson (Training Coordinator), Tori Norval (Architectural Design Assistant), Kyra Elston (Apprentice Administrator) and Chloe Lamming (Apprentice Receptionist) about how they got into the industry and what it is like on a day to day basis.

We look forward to taking part again next year.

Get into Constuction

Get into Construction.

Gelder Group get behind New Construction Careers College in Gainsborough

Steve Gelder presenting high visibility jackets and hard hats to the students.

Steve Gelder presenting high visibility jackets and hard hats to the students.

Inline with the Gelder Group’s 20 by 17 Vision for training, the company has been the driver behind seeing the UK’s first ever Construction Career College open in Gainsborough – a partnership with Lincoln College Gainsborough Campus.

The Gelder Group were also delighted to assist the students to get ready for work by donating Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the form of hard hats and high visibility jackets, presented to the students by Group CEO, Steve Gelder.

On the College Steve Gelder commented:

According to the Government Farmer Review, published 17th October, the UK faces a 20 – 25% reduction in the available construction workforce in the next decade, something the UK has never faced before.

I’d urge other construction companies to get involved with the College. I’d also urge other Gainsborough kids to give a career in construction consideration, I started out laying bricks, it’s a great career and I have absolutely no regrets choosing it.

If you would like to know more about the Construction Career College, please get in touch.

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