Vale Academy

At Vale we have a tradition of quality going back almost 40 years so it’s no surprise that we are known for being the best.

However, becoming the best isn’t the end of the hard work; it’s just the beginning! Now that we are the best we have to work harder than ever before to make sure we stay there.

To do that we need to recruit, train and develop the best talent we can. It was for this purpose that the Vale Academy was created. Like many businesses our plans were disrupted by COVID and we weren’t able to focus on learning and development in 2020 as much as we’d hoped to.

We have emerged from COVID as strong as ever though. Our ethos of quality and dedication to our customers has seen us secure strong sales despite the turbulent times. In the future our goal is to welcome new talent and expand the skills of our existing staff. Due to to our unique processes and unmatched commitment to quality, we are pledging to design, build and implement our own trainee programmes across a range of specialisms.

Trainees

We currently have trainees in everything from from Costings to Joinery and are investing in subjects as diverse as Management and Advanced Excel Usage. We have roles, as well as potential training opportunities, in painting, welding, site joinery, bench joinery, concept art, glass operations and project management to name just a few with many more under consideration. Our purpose built facility houses a fantastic environment for learning where trainees can get to grips with every part of the business from Sales to Design to Manufacturing to Support Services.

This is just a small part of our plans for the future. We are evaluating our current and future training needs and looking at where we are going to invest further.

Our trainees come from a wide range of backgrounds. Then one thing they have in common? A desire to be the best at what they do! Our training is designed to develop people to our own high standards, train with us and you’ll be at the very top of your game.

As a Vale trainee you’ll join us on a 12-18 month programme where you’ll be given guidance and support from experienced trainers and mentors. Clear, positive and constructive feedback is provided to make sure that you achieve our joint goals.

Bespoke In-House Training

Vale run a bespoke Management Development Programme, along with one-to-one and support in management training – customer service, IT etc. This is for existing employees and is delivered by a fully qualified trainer.

Apprenticeships

Due to COVID and it’s subsequent disruption we have not been able to utilise our Apprenticeship Levy funding as mush as we had planned. We plan to use this levy money to fund development opportunities for both new and existing team members.

Contact

If you have any questions about training opportunities or if you are training provider seeking to work with us please contact academy@valegardenhouses.com in the first instance or call 01476 564433 and ask for the HR Department.

We look forward to seeing you soon, view our list of current vacancies on our careers page

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