Investing in talent for the future

Investing in talent for the future

November 03, 2014

A new CEMEX UK Technical Development Programme has been launched this week to develop the technical managers of the future.

Six technicians embarked on the first 18 month programme with an Orientation Day at CEMEX’s National Technical Centre in Southam, Warwickshire. They had the opportunity to meet and work with their individual mentors and existing senior technical managers, as well as learn about the programme.  

The programme has been developed in-house and is on-going, allowing the company to develop and extend its own people over the coming years.  As well as a comprehensive range of learning experiences, one week in every month the technicians are taken out of their current role to work in different business areas, including aggregates, concrete, cement and building products, to gain valuable knowledge.

The programme is a mix of formal tuition and hands on experience, building on the trainees’ existing knowledge and equipping them with the skills to become the next generation of Technical Managers.

Steve Crompton, National Technical Director “It has become increasingly difficult to recruit externally.  We are not seeing as many engineering graduates and many of those within the industry who have specialist skills have moved out. 

The Technical Development Programme ensures that talented technicians learn not only the technical skills, but the management and people skills, that are so essential for our future technical managers.”

Nathan Kite, Aggregates and Asphalt Technician “It’s a great opportunity, as well as tuition we will be investigating real issues and looking at ways to help improve the business.

Gilbert Morgan, Readymix Plant and Field Technician “I want to be able to develop my skills and knowledge of the business and this course will certainly provide this,  as well as giving me an opportunity to develop and advance into management.”

Neil Woodfield, Aggregates and Asphalt technician “"the programme gives us the chance to broaden our knowledge across the whole business, not only our technical knowledge but in confidence as we learn different aspects about the business from our colleagues"


Notes to editors:

 For further information on CEMEX  UK contact Elizabeth Young; email: t: 01932 58321401932 583214.

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  • Helping to build a Great Britain – CEMEX’s vision is to help build a greater Britain by providing solutions to construction problems through our innovative building materials, our expertise, our understanding of the construction issues and our people.  We aim to create the best service and the best solutions for a better future.   
  • About CEMEX: CEMEX is a global manufacturer of building materials and the biggest Mexican investor in the UK, with 3,000 people employed across 450 sites nationwide. In this country, we are a leading provider of aggregates, cement, ready-mixed concrete and rail sleepers with annual sales of around £1 billion.
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