21 Jun 2017
RPS Water were the proud recipients of an award from the Certification and Assessment Board for the Water Industry (CABWI) for Water Training Organisation of the year 2017. The award was presented at the Institute of Water’s annual National President’s Dinner and Awards ceremony at Manchester Cathedral on the 14 June 2017.
The award was presented by Mr Paul Byrne, Chief Operating Officer for CABWI awarding body and presented to Fergus Black, RPS Training Support Manager who attended the ceremony on behalf of RPS Water. It recognises a training provider that consistently delivers top level training to an exceptional standard and achieves consistently excellent results.
Prior to making the award Mr Byrne said “In making this award CABWI is recognising a training organisation that shows a commitment to providing the very highest level of quality training and assessment provision.
Tonight’s winner is no exception and devotes whatever time is necessary to ensuring that their workforce gain the knowledge and skills necessary to perform their job roles with the upmost dedication and efficiency. These skills are further recognised by the learners undertaking and achieving Ofqual Regulated Vocational Qualifications. I am proud to present this award to the training department of RPS Water”.
RPS Training Support Manager, Fergus explains:-
“Workplace training culminating in the awarding of a recognised industry wide vocational qualification through CABWI, was identified by RPS Water as an excellent opportunity to expand both the knowledge base and skills of all our field staff. To date 450 staff have completed various qualifications in leakage at both QCF levels 2 and 3. Due to these being site base qualifications costs have been kept to a minimum. However, despite the potential drawbacks, training and development is able to provide both individual employees and the company as a whole with benefits that can make the time and money spent a worthwhile investment.
As well as our employees feeling valued the other benefits from this training includes improved performance, increased consistency, employee satisfaction and happy clients. Access to training structured training and development programme ensures that all employees have a consistent experience and consistent knowledge of tasks and procedures, something which is particularly important when it comes to basic company policies and procedures.”
The CABWI website notes that ‘in making the award CABWI recognises a training organisation that shows a commitment to providing the very highest level of quality training and assessment. The training division of RPS Water is no exception and devotes whatever time is necessary to ensuring that their workforce gain the knowledge and skills necessary to perform their job roles with the upmost dedication and efficiency. These skills are further recognised by the learners undertaking and achieving Ofqual Regulated Vocational Qualifications.’
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