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Professional Development

We believe people perform best when they have a clear sense of direction. For this reason we make sure all our employees are able to build the capabilities they need to achieve their aspirations. Last year we invested more than £21 million in training, development and education.

We offer a range of programmes to meet our trades-based and professional skills requirements.This includes a dedicated online training portal which gives employees access to a wide range of e-learning courses.

Those with the potential to fast-track into leadership roles can select from a structured series of full-time courses. Currently we have over 700 staff on these programmes.

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But, progression isn't just about training. At Laing O’Rourke we make sure that all our people benefit from structured career support. We expect all managers to work with their employees to help them achieve their aspirations.

A clear way forward

We have developed a set of ‘career toolkits’ covering a variety of job roles. These contain detailed information on the experience and qualifications required at each stage of development. This gives everyone a clear view of where they are and what they need to do to progress. Against this, employees can create structured development plans, taking them step-by-step towards their aspirations.

Supporting your growth

To really get the most out of your career it’s up to you to go that extra mile. But we don’t expect our people to go it alone. We’re here to help. Through regular performance reviews we make sure our employees get the support they need to stay on track.

These two-way feedback sessions are an important opportunity for you to discuss your professional ambitions with your manager and – working together – set goals that help you achieve these. We also use these meetings to identify any training needs you may have.

In a recent staff survey our employees told us they wanted line managers to do more to support their performance and progression. We responded by strengthening our appraisal process and launching a number of new training programmes that focus on leadership, mentoring, career coaching and effective communication.