A-one+ delivers the Area 12 (Yorkshire & Humber) Asset Support Contract for Highways England. We have 350 staff who deliver highway maintenance on the motorways and trunk roads in Yorkshire & Humber. These roads are the life-blood of the regional economy, and it is important to us that our staff who keep the network functioning day to day, are respected, valued and professionally developed.
The particular challenges we face include:
- an ageing staff profile
- a five year contract without certainty of what lies beyond that
- budgetary pressure to support people development
- balancing training driven by business need with training driven by personal professional development
- legacy apathy from the time of the financial crisis around investment in training.
To address this we have developed a multi-layered programme of grass roots and top down training initiatives, and have recently consolidated these under the banner of our Engage for Success Programme.