Talent for the Future Programme
The biggest celebration was the graduation ceremony of the award winning ‘Talent for the Future’ programme where twelve candidates successfully completed their Leadership and Management Essentials Programme Endorsed by the ILM combined with a Level 3 Modern Apprenticeship in Food and Drink Operations. The programme involved many in-house assessments as well as written assignments and group ‘leading change’ projects which were presented in front of the UK Board at their graduation ceremony.
The programme has proved to be so successful for the organisation’s Fochabers site in Moray, that they have now asked us to roll out a programme globally starting with Baxters North America in the near future.
ILM Level 3 Certificate in Leadership and Management
We are delighted that four of the graduates from the ‘Talent for the Future’ programme have also now progressed onto the full ILM Certificate in Leadership and Management at Level 3 which started in January. This year long programme will take their learning to the next level as potential managers and will cover everything from Leadership and Motivation, Costs and Budgets, and Quality Management through to Developing Themselves as Effective Team Members. We are very excited to be working with them and to see them grow as individuals.
Behavioural Values and Business Principles
Working in conjuction with Polaris Learning, employees at Baxters Food Group attended facilitated focus groups on their Behavioural Values and Business Principles. Working with their Group Communications Manager, we developed facilitation workshops and guidelines for the focus groups to be delivered globally within the group which are proving to be an excellent way of engaging staff in shaping the future. This was covered at all staff levels, from factory floor to leadership roles.
Other Baxters Food Group initiatives include their ‘Recipe for Success’ programme. This programme will consist of bite sized training workshops designed to provide support to those who are responsible for employees, from new managers to board level. These workshops will take place throughout 2017 and will align to Baxters Behavioural Values and Business Principles.
Alongside the above initiative we are also developing and delivering Food Manufacturing Excellence (FME) workshops and training at Level 2 for their “Super Operators”. This training covers topics such as food safety standards and compliance, problem diagnosis and continuous improvement.