National Timber Group Launches Management Development Programme in Scotland
The first cohort of 10 aspiring managers are from all over Scotland, working in operations, internal and external sales, as assistant branch managers, and in business support roles.
Over the next six months the programme will provide both professional and personal development through a mixture of NTG in-house workshops and bespoke residential development days created with JAMES Learning and Development Ltd.
Time will also be spent on the road with NTG’s business support team shadowing their diverse activities in branches.
Irene Robertson, business development director NTG Scotland said: “Investing in the development of our people is key to everything we do at NTG. Our selection process for the programme was face to face so we could properly gauge level of interest and desire to manage people in our organisation.
“The senior management team are involved in the workshops. We’ll be sharing knowledge on key topics from pricing to stock management, and supporting some personal development on personal brand, communication skills and change management. In other words, all the things we wish we had been told about when we started our careers!”
“It’s going to be exciting to see our colleagues flourish over the next six months.”
Nick Ratcliffe, managing director NTG Scotland commented: “Developing our people to suit our business ensures we have a robust succession plan which will enable NTG to continue going from strength to strength.”
“The programme is a fast-track to understanding the business inside out, which is invaluable for becoming an NTG manager.”