FTSE 250 and top 5 UK housebuilder Redrow has had its approach to employee training recognised with the award of one of the UK’s most highly recognised and prestigious learning and development industry accolades.
The British Institute for Learning and Development (BiLD), an organisation set up to professionalise Learning and Development, has granted Redrow its ‘Quality Mark’ award. This is the first time a housebuilder has achieved this status.
The BiLD ‘Quality Mark’ is one of the most prestigious Learning and Development industry awards issued by a professional institute. It challenges training quality standards by reviewing policies and processes, and assessing them against their own 12-point checklist.
Currently, Redrow delivers more than 5,000 training days per year at their purpose built training centres in Tamworth and Colindale, and over 15% of their staff are trainees.
Karen Jones, HR director at Redrow, said: “At Redrow we strongly believe in developing talent, from our award winning apprentice and graduate schemes, right through to succession planning to identify our future leaders at all levels of the business. Our training looks to provide individuals with the skills and opportunities they need to fulfil their potential in all aspirations. It is these efforts which lead to a number of our director appointments coming through internal promotions, many of whom started at Redrow on one of our trainee schemes.
“Receiving the ‘Quality Mark’ from the BiLD underlines that our learning and development opportunities are second to none. The award affirms that we are delivering training in line with our business needs, as well as helping to differentiate our organisation from competitors who do not possess such a quality assurance award.”
Rich Wootten, Business Manager at The British Institute for Learning & Development, said: “It is clear that Redrow has a strong culture of development and invests in its staff to help them to develop and progress, taking pride in the quality and the skills of their workforce. The ‘Quality Mark’ award is a guarantee of our confidence in the quality, credibility and good practice of Redrow’s training opportunities, and is something that all Redrow employees should be incredibly proud of.”