Face to Face Workshops are Back!

Our first Supervisory Workshop in Elgin

The Laichmoray Hotel, in what turned out to be a very cold Wintry Elgin, played host to our first Occupational Work Supervision (OWS) workshop since Covid forced our hand to move to our online delivery model. Back to doing what we do best with an in-house programme for one of our key clients W M Donald, a 212 staff strong Civils and Construction contractor who cover the North of Scotland.

12 W M Donald candidates attended, hailing from the Aberdeen and Inverness areas. They were warmly greeted by our team offering bacon rolls and hot coffee to settle them into a morning of supervisor training.

David is Thrilled to be back Facilitating

David Currie assisting Alysha Park to use Camscanner - a tool for scanning documents on the go
David Currie assisting Alysha Park to use Camscanner – a tool for scanning documents on the go

The day was expertly facilitated by David Currie who showed no signs of rust despite the 2 year gap since the last workshop as he helped the candidates navigate their way through the first unit of their training.

“After two years of being unable to hold workshops due to covid, it was great to get back to them. The candidate feedback alone made it clear that we should be doing more workshops going forward.”  David Currie

It was great to see how the workshops made the learning experience so much easier with group discussions and ideas explored through interaction. The candidates really engaged with David, Hamid and the team that included Karen MacArthur from the Delivery side and newcomer Tracey Sinclair from the Sales Team.

Amongst the 12 we were delighted to see 3 female candidates including Rachel O’Donnell, HR Manager for W M Donald, who coordinated the attendance for the workshop in collaboration with our own Business Development Coordinator Jenna Woods. As HR Manager, Rachel wanted to get involved, so that she will be in a position to advise first hand on the benefits of the training and the workshop setting for future candidates to come.

Happy Candidates

Rachel O'Donnell in discussion with her colleagues during the workshop
Rachel O’Donnell in discussion with her colleagues during the workshop

The feedback from the candidates gathered at the end of the day were fantastic, many complimenting the clarity of information and what a fun and welcoming environment Esteem had provided.

Three more ½ day workshops will take the W M Donald OWS Candidates to the end of their training where they leave with new found confidence in their role, will earn their SVQ3 Certification and be eligible for Gold Card Status.

More Workshops to come!

Following the success of the first workshops – we cannot wait to get back to what we do best. We are now recruiting for face to face developmental workshops – via regional group programmes. The next OWS programme will be held in the central belt in Cumbernauld, starting in June 2022.  Funded spaces are available now so don’t hesitate to book your place while you can!

Call Andy on 07766 658083 to discuss any training you may need for yourself or your team, or email him at andy@esteemtraining.com