The initiative runs parallel to the existing training programme but is much more in depth and allows staff to develop both their skills and their career, and is totally unique to Lodge Brothers.
The scheme has 5 levels matched to staffs’ experience, ranging from new entrants to the most experienced Chauffeur/Bearer. Staff are able to gain knowledge and experience outside their normal duties together with acquiring life skills such as communications, leadership and management.
As staff progress through the scheme they are rewarded to reflect their achievements, which are carefully monitored.
Lodge Brothers Director Janet Lodge said, ‘The initiative has already given Lodge Brothers Chauffeur Bearers more peripheral knowledge of their work which has resulted in an even better service for our clients’.
The picture shows staff receiving their first awards under the programme.