New support for aspiring managers

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Employees aspiring to become managers at Kier North Tyneside are being given the opportunity to realise their ambition in a unique training course, which starts this month.

The Aspiring Managers Programme is being run in partnership with Tyne Met College and is open exclusively to Kier North Tyneside employees, 63% of whom come from the local area.

Kier regional director, Mike Furze, said: “At Kier we’re strongly committed to providing high quality training to our employees, as this programme demonstrates. It benefits our employees, allowing them to develop and progress their careers, while ensuring we can continue to provide a first-rate service to local residents.”

Last year, 15 Kier North Tyneside delegates took part in the course and are all continuing to use their skills. The 15 trainees completed three projects as part of the community challenge, with one group promoting health and well-being at work, another revitalising scrubland for Battle Hill Primary School in Wallsend, and the third raising money for the Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade (TVLB).