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Our Training and Development Manager, Victoria Hayward, makes sure our Training and Development programmes are tailored to our employee’s specific needs to help them achieve their full potential. We are also active members of the London Region Construction Training Group, the “go to” place for construction companies in the capital who are committed to developing their staff and supply chains. www.lrctg.co.uk/members. Our Director, Paul Conway, is chairman of the London Region Construction Training Group (LRCTG) and works to highlight training opportunities across the capital.
“Training is a prime opportunity to enhance knowledge, skills and team work experience. We actively encourage the attainment of professional qualifications and membership of recognised organisations, such as the CITB or RICS. This also includes development of on-the-job learning such as First Aid or Health and Safety Leadership.”
We have supported several of our employees with their personal development and training initiatives. Gary Ryan, who has recently taken his CMP level 6 CIOB examination, details his training and development experience below:
“I have been with Cosmur for 5 years. I started my construction career as a Bricklayer and progressed to Assistant Site Manager with supported development through level 3 BTEC. I then undertook a level 4 CIOB CMP where I was promoted to full Site Manager, and I have most recently completed my examination at CMP level 6 CIOB, awaiting professional review to become a Member of the Chartered Institute.
In addition to this I have also completed the following with Cosmur’s support: SMSTS, CIRS CSCS Scaffold Inspection, First Aid, IPAF and PASMA.”
One of our dedicated Site Managers, Collin Brome, details his training and development experience with Cosmur:
“I gained my MCIOB after Cosmur construction included me on their training programme that was aimed at getting several of their Site Managers chartered and to support them in gaining their membership with professional bodies. Cosmur construction provided me with the support to purchase reading materials and time away from site for classroom-based learning for over four years!
This training ran alongside other opportunities and courses such as asbestos awareness, scaffold inspections, Temporary works coordinator, PASMA courses and other refreshers, including SMSTS, as part of my continued personal/professional development.
Cosmur construction are also passionate about growing the awareness of mental health within construction and enabled me to attend a three-day mental health first aid course which I have found invaluable.”
Harry Kavanagh, currently completing his HNC construction course with Cosmur, states that:
“With Cosmur, I have enrolled on a HNC construction course at the London South Bank University which will later develop into B.Sc. Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management. This involves working 4 days a week managing my own project as well as helping on other projects too.
In the last year, they have helped me improve daily with constant support offered and monthly review meetings ensuring any queries or worries are seen to. I have three and a half years left of my education at London South Bank University which I no doubt believe I will have Cosmur’s continued support. As well as this, my colleagues always help with anything I find challenging regarding University and my day-to-day work.”
Nilesh Patel, one of our experienced Quantity Surveyors, also states that:
“Whist working at Cosmur Construction, I have successfully completed my degree and achieved a 2.1 in B.S.C. Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management, broadening my knowledge and professionalism.
I studied part-time at the University of Westminster who are accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. This has given me a faster route to gaining chartership in Quantity Surveying in the future.
Cosmur consistently supported me during any difficulties I had, including juggling full-time work and academic studies, and have shown they will welcome any further opportunities for development and training.”
In addition to the development of our own employees, we recognise that our engagement on our Client’s projects must deliver much more than physical improvements and, through our various training partnerships, already have the infrastructure in place to deliver a range of apprenticeship and local labour aspirations.