Pruce Newman have made a formal commitment to raising the skills of the industry’s workforce.
The Wymondham-based pipework and steelwork fabricator works closely with the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB), and have signed up to the ECITB’s Skills & Training Charter at the their East of England Forum in June.
The Charter aims to develop and create an improved industry culture of training and development of the workforce for the future, and to give opportunities to school leavers and adults to obtain engineering construction knowledge, skills and qualifications, which are of long term value to them and to the industry as a whole.
For Pruce Newman, who have a 40-year history of training and developing staff on their projects across the South and East of England, signing the Charter is a natural extension of their philosophy of providing long-term career opportunities which allow individuals to reach their full potential.
Managing Director Graham Newman said, “We at Pruce Newman are proud to become signatories of the ECITB Contractor Skills & Training Charter. The goals of the charter are synonymous with the ethos of our company to develop a team of highly capable individuals, at all levels of the business and in all disciplines, with the skills to drive their careers, our company and the industry as a whole into a secure and productive future.
We work with clients in a range of industries, from food production to energy, and the market is constantly changing. By continuing to invest in training and development, we ensure that we have the skills to deliver projects in key sectors of the regional economy.”
Graham’s sentiments are echoed by Matt Knights, ECTIB Account Manager, who commented, “Pruce Newman are helping to develop an extensive pool of talent with people that will design, project manage, build and service engineering construction projects. This will assist in the ECITB goal of securing engineering construction skills now and in the future. The ECITB would like to thank Pruce Newman for their commitment and look forward to working further with them in the future”