The Sureserve Academy is the central hub for all Learning and Development activity across the Group. We are creating visibility and promoting consistency in all training and upskilling undertaken within each of our businesses – whether that’s apprenticeships, new recruits, employee development opportunities, mandatory training or our online Learning Management System.
On Thursday 2 May the Company celebrated the first ever Sureserve Academy event, bringing together over 120 learners from across the UK to share their knowledge and experience with fellow trainees, managers and members of the board.
The event was held at Elland Road football ground and included a welcome from the Chairman Bob Holt, an update and presentation on the business from Michael McMahon, Chief Operating Officer, an activity including a tour of the stadium and guest speaker ex Welsh international footballer Dean Saunders.
The day provides an opportunity to meet others from different parts of the business and it highlighted the quality of people undertaking Apprenticeships, upskilling, and Management training across the Group. Attendees were invited to share a day of team building and discussions regarding the Academy’s aims, strategies and developments. It was an opportunity for many of our people to meet for the first time, and share their experiences of training within the Group, offering a valuable insight into the variety of paths to further development open to them.
The event also included the first Sureserve Academy Awards, an opportunity to celebrate the exceptional individuals across the Group who have achieved great things through their hard work and dedication to training.
A video showcasing some of the trainees and team members at the event is available here.