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News Item: Investing in Your Greatest Asset, Your People

Investing in training and developing the workforce is an essential part of any organisation considering the long-term success of their business.

Having good systems in place, a strong client base and a wide range of equipment in your fleet is important.

However, organisations large and small who consider investing in their people benefit both in the long run and short term.

At HAE EHA there is a team of colleagues who can offer advice, support and guidance on a range of training programmes, some of which are delivered and others by appropriate providers. The key thing is supporting you, our members, to invest in your greatest asset, your people. This could be via short courses, it could be technical training, management and supervisory or apprenticeships. Through CITB there is currently funding available through the Employer Network Pilot to assist with a wide range of programmes.

In addition, with the advent of the Apprenticeship Levy, support is available across a range of programmes to help businesses large and small invest in an apprentice.

As someone who joined the industry through an apprenticeship, association CEO Paul Gaze, often meets up with members who are engaging with apprentices. Today Paul attended Myerscough College in Preston to support one such member Vp Brandon Hire Station, that are investing in training apprentices undertaking the Land Based Service Engineering programme. It was a great opportunity to hear about developments in the programme, see a range of innovative products, meet the apprentices and hear from the staff and college tutors.

Paul said, “Apprenticeships are the backbone of the sector and utilising the Apprenticeship Levy is a great opportunity for members to gain support from the Government to invest in their team”.

For further information about training visit the webpage or contact the team on 0121 380 4617, or

Find out more about the Apprenticeship Levy here.

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