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To raise awareness of the many opportunities and rewards in Fenestration to encourage new entrants to make the industry their career of choice, and to support the building of skills through a network of employer led learning, practical training facilities and qualifications.

Talent Recognition

We are delighted to announce that Pace Resourcing Limited will be managing the Building Our Skills Talent Recognition Programme. If you would like more information about getting involved please email Vivien.globe@paceresourcing.co.uk or contact her on 0161 641 7423.

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What is the aim of the programme?

The programme is designed to identify a pool of employees who can be assessed, recognised and encouraged to achieve long term success in their careers in the Fenestration Industry and who through proper training, development and mentoring can contribute significantly to the industry’s future.

Who is the programme for?

The programme is designed for anybody who has been in the industry for less than three years or, in the case of more senior or technical roles, in their position for less than three years.

Who can nominate?

Anybody can nominate and employee, colleague, son or daughter for the Talent Recognition Programme, supported by the required information outlined in the application form. An employee or self-employed person can also nominate themselves.

What is the assessment criteria?

Nominees for the Building Our Skills Talent Recognition Programme will be assessed against a set of benchmarking key competency criteria specifically designed to identify their progress relative to where they are on their career journey, and to assess their potential for further growth and development. You can find the Talent Recognition Programme assessment criteria here

What does it mean to those who have their talent recognised through the programme?

The aim of the programme is to recognise talent and reward it, to encourage progress, and to support employee development to help them become the industry’s next generation of achievers, ambassadors and leaders.

Those who have their talent recognised will therefore be earmarked within their company as being capable of progression and career development and to have the rewards that come with it.
Each candidate achieving recognition will have access to an industry mentor for 12 months to help and guide them, and to offer advice and support as they develop their careers.

They will each achieve a merit certificate and award, and will have the opportunity to meet with their mentors at a special event being hosted on the Building Our Skills stand at the FIT Show 2019.

Who are the mentors for the Talent Recognition Programme?

Each Talent Recognition Programme sponsor is nominating a mentor to act on their behalf with those candidates who achieve recognition and our aim is to develop a robust network of people with vast industry experience who can pass their knowledge on to the next generation.

Why is Mentoring so important?

Mentoring can provide much needed additional support to someone who is in the early stages of their career, helping them to understand their role in the business, develop their career path, and provide a listening ear if they’re facing any problems and challenges.

A mentor will pass on valuable skills, knowledge and insights to the person being mentored and the process can be highly beneficial to both businesses and the individual.

When carried out well, mentoring not only provides the person being mentored with confidence and self-reliance, it can help to build strong teams, transfer valuable knowledge and prevent skills gaps from developing. Details here

How many categories are there in the programme?

There are 16 categories in the programme where employees can have their talent recognised, and for each it is hoped that there will be multiple achievers – we are effectively looking to create a ‘Class of 2019’ who will be recognised, supported, and allocated industry mentors to help them in their careers. The list of categories can be downloaded here

How do we nominate somebody to be a part of the programme?

In the first instance the nominator should fill in the simple form here and the team from Building Our Skills will commence the process.

What are the timescales for the Talent Recognition Programme - Class of 2019

Nominations for the Talent Recognition Programme 2019 now are open – simply fill in the form to start the process and the full timescales of all activity are here

Talent Recognition programme
Mentor :
Gary Davies , Managing Director, Sigenia

Best New Or Young Design/Technical Team Members

Mentor :
Mark Wadsworth , Managing Director, Senior Architectural Systems

Best New Or Young Fabricators

Mentor :
Dave Broxton , Managing Director, Bohle Limited

Best New Or Young Glass Processing Operatives

Mentor :
Jacqueline Crawford , Managing Director, Corgi Fenestration

Best New Or Young Installers (Commercial)

Mentor :
Richard Kirman , Managing Director, Truedor

Best New Or Young Installers (Residential)

Mentor :
Nicky England , Managing Director, MPL Locksmith Training

Best New Or Young Locksmith

Mentor :
Mike Stevenson , Managing Director, Norwood Windows

Best New Or Young Offsite Manufacturing Window Installers

Mentor :
Chris Costall , Managing Director, Nationwide

Best New Or Young Surveyors

Mentor :
Kevin Bowles , Managing Director, Mila Maintenance
Best New Or Young Technical Services/Site Engineers

Best New Or Young Technical Services/Site Engineers

Mentor :
Nickie West , Managing Director, FIT Show

Best New Or Young Trade Counter Personnel

Mentor :
Chris Globe , Managing Director, Inside The Box Marketing

Category – Best New Or Young Marketing Executives

Mentor :
Liam Webster , Managing Director, Identify Web Design

Category – Best New Or Young Website and Graphic Designers

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