Speller Metcalfe: People Development

Speller Metcalfe (SML) is a building contractor that is proud of our family roots, with people at the heart of our business. Our vision is to encourage, develop and combine the individual skills of our personnel, valued supply chain and project teams to deliver on our key values in a sustained drive towards innovation and best practice.

In 2016-17 we have undertaken a range of initiatives including establishing our own Adopt a School programme run by our CITB Construction Ambassadors, and building on our Construction Apprentice Academy which launched in 2014 with 3 apprentices and now supports 16.

Internally we support our staff through Graduate Trainee Programmes, professional development, apprenticeships, junior board opportunities, mentor schemes and more.

Externally we support our supply chain through training, workshops, continued Meet the Buyer engagements and an annual Supply Chain Forum, as well as offering ‘getting into work’ opportunities through a Fast Track into Construction scheme. In 2017 we are also launching the Knowledge Series in Bristol, a series of CPD events to provide development opportunities; this follows 2 successful years in Birmingham with 80-100 delegates at each event.

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