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More than 50 staff at Nexus are celebrating the completion of a nationally recognised management training programme.
Nexus, the public body which delivers local transport services and owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, saw 57 employees from across its business successfully complete the training course.
The staff, from a mixture of office, engineering and frontline jobs, have gained a Level 3 qualification in First Line Management from the Chartered Management Institute – with a 100 percent pass rate.
Nexus introduced this training scheme as part its ongoing commitment to develop the skills and talents of all its staff.
Managing Director of Nexus, Tobyn Hughes, said: “This management training is vital for securing the long term future of our organisation and it provides out staff with a nationally recognised qualification. We will always invest in the skills of our workforce.
“These are exciting times for Nexus, with our plans for new Metro trains and a new depot making progress, so we need the right people with the right skills as we move into this bright new future.
“My congratulations go to our staff who undertook this training scheme alongside their day to day duties. It shows great commitment and effort from everyone involved.”
The training allowed Nexus managers to develop their knowledge, skills and behaviours to meet the needs of the business.
They took part in workshops and completed assignments in four modules, including key management principles, organisational culture, managing communication and improving team performance.
The programme was part-funded by Nexus and the Go>Grow programme which aims to upskill workforces and boost productivity across North East England.
The specialist leadership and management training provider, Amacus, a subsidiary of Gateshead College, delivered all of the training modules to the Nexus staff.
Christine Hall, Managing Director of Amacus Ltd, said: “The engagement and participation from the Nexus employees in order to complete the training programme within the timeframe is commendable and they should feel immensely proud of their achievements.
“Nexus is fully committed to developing its workforce to meet its strategic objectives and Amacus is delighted to have played a small part in supporting that plan.”