Employees from Siemens Healthineers were recently congratulated by Managing Director and VP Dr Fraser Logue, for completing Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) training courses with Busnes@LlandrilloMenai.
Siemens Healthineers is one of Welsh Government's 'Anchor Companies' which emphasises the company's importance to both the local and national economies.
The training was organised through Busnes@ and partially funded by the SEE Project, which aims upskill existing employees from the North Wales workforce and equip them and businesses with the appropriate training, skills and qualifications to take advantage of the growing regional economy.
Such has been the success of the training that a further two cohorts of employees have been commissioned, and the ILM programme at Siemens look set to continue in 2019.
Emily Williamson, Learning and Development Co-ordinator at Siemens explained:
We identified a number of team members who had recently gained promotion into supervisory or management roles or had been identified as potential managers of the future. These staff came from Manufacturing, Technical Operations, Scientific and Quality. Although each individual had strong technical skills and ability, they were lacking in leadership and management skills and training.
The SEE Project really helped, accessing funding made training accessible to a broader range of employees within the workforce. As a result of this we've seen staff change their leadership approach. We've also seen positive personal changes in the way some members view themselves and how they engage with their teams.
For information about SEE Project funding opportunities visit www.gllm.ac.uk/busnes/see/