61 train to gain on SCA’s courses

Published:  09 November, 2011

UK: The business mantra of up-skilling staff during a recession is evident this autumn with 61 trainees having signed up for five separate SCA Timber Supply customer training courses.

The courses comprise a mixed group of builders merchants and SCA staff at the company’s Stoke-on-Trent headquarters, and four dedicated courses for staff at Buildbase, E H Smith Builders Merchants, Harlow Brothers, and LBS Builders Merchants.

The Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development’s 2011 Learning & Talent Development Survey found that companies are reducing training budgets yet focussing on developing ‘high value individuals’. SCA’s customers seem convinced that by creating their own ‘high value individuals’ through training will benefit their bottom line.

SCA Timber Supply’s courses will conclude with a visit to Sweden for successful graduates in March/April 2012 to visit SCA’s FSC-certified forests and sawmills, in company with the winners of SCA’s sponsored Career Development Awards.

Sign Up

For the Builders' Merchants News enewsletter.

In the spotlight


Builders Merchants Vacancies – UK Wide

At Arco, we are an industry specific recruitment consultancy, providing sales and managerial staff Nationwide to Merchants, Distributors and Manufacturers of Building Materials within the Construction Sales Sector. Priding ourselves on our unparalleled customer service and hard work, we offer a fresh, innovative and personal approach to recruitment specifically designed to meet our clients’ needs and candidates’ skills.

Guest Blog by Simon Damp

Is DIY a lost art?

As time goes by, the art of do-it-yourself when it comes to activities around the home and garden is fast becoming more and more of a lost art.