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Tarmac EDP programme now into fourth year

Tarmac EDP

Company’s continues to support continuous learning with UK-wide employee-development programme

EMPLOYEES from across Tarmac are taking part in a UK-wide employee-development programme (EDP) as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to helping its people build careers.

Now in its fourth year, the EDP sees around 200 staff from across Tarmac, supported by a mentor, work in collaboration to tackle a range of business challenges before delivering a final presentation to senior leaders.

Topics being researched by this year’s groups include communication methods for colleagues at some of Tarmac’s remote sites across the country, new ways to attract more people to the industry, and developing inclusion and diversity activities.

Graeme Boylen, Tarmac’s HR director, said: ‘We’re really excited to be continuing our EDP programme, which offers colleagues the opportunity to expand their networks, learn more about the wider Tarmac organization and develop ideas and proposals which can make a real difference to the business.’
The scheme was initiated by a team in the company’s southern region working to expand development opportunities for colleagues before being rolled out nationally. The programme itself runs over seven months and is a combination of work-related projects and classroom-based learning modules including presentations skills and finance training for non-finance managers.

Beth Williams, a proposals engineer who is in a group looking at inclusion and diversity, said: ‘I’m really proud to be involved in the EDP scheme and passionate about supporting change in the construction industry. This project is a great opportunity to get to know colleagues from across Tarmac and develop a range of skills, and I’m looking forward to the challenge.’

The EDP is part of Tarmac’s efforts to support and encourage employees, at all stages of their career, to build new skills and experiences to help them succeed and thrive.

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