Elgin firm take a top national staff training award

Craig Thompson, Ross Electrical, Aly Miller, NES Ltd and Hamish Miller, CABLEtalk at the awards in Glasgow
Craig Thompson, Ross Electrical, Aly Miller, NES Ltd and Hamish Miller, CABLEtalk at the awards in Glasgow (pic: Mike Wilkinson)

AN ELGIN FIRM has beaten of national competition to take a major industry award for the staff training programmes they have in place.

NES (North Electrical Services) Ltd has invested time and resources to their training – and that has won them recognition from electro-technical trade body SELECT.

NES won the ‘Best Use of Training’ award ahead of some strong opposition in the industry, the managing director of SELECT, Newell McGuiness, commenting: “By investing time and resources into training, SELECT member businesses highlight their commitment to developing and improving their employees’ performance.

“It is only as a result of such investment that a business can really stand out in a highly competitive market place.

“NES has developed personalised training manuals for all its staff. With one eye on the next generation and the other on its current business strategy, our winner has shown just what is possible in training.”

NES’s services include industrial and commercial electrical installation and maintenance works, control and instrumentation, electric motor repair, overhaul and rewinding. The company developed a strategy for the recruitment, development and retention of a skilled workforce with the specific skill sets for the industrial and commercial sectors.

It reviewed requirements and developed a Personal Development Planning (PDP) process for all employees – a strategy that was also built around their apprentice training and development programme and an apprentice review process.

SELECT’s head of technical services David Forrester said: “NES committed itself to developing its own resources, recognising that effort and focus was necessary to complement the current Modern Apprenticeship operated by SECTT and the local college.

“As a result, NES apprentices have best in class, fully rounded skills, the workforce is able to work in all sectors and disciplines, career development opportunities are identified and fulfilled and the programme helps ensure the supply of skilled electricians.”