Like any company, the ongoing success of our business is underpinned by our ability to recruit, retain and motivate high-quality, skilled employees and contractors. Our experienced and motivated staff are key to the success of IGas, and we are committed to developing our employees through investment in technical and professional development and by promoting diversity, fairness and respect in the workplace.
We presently employee 5 apprentices, three of whom will complete their apprenticeships at the end of the summer. Following the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy earlier this year, we will now look to extend apprentice training to both external candidates and our existing employees by identifying appropriate NVQ courses at all levels across a range of subjects.
In addition to NVQs we continue to deliver a suite of training to staff across all disciplines, from obligatory health, safety and environmental awareness to vocational development and professional accreditation. In addition to mandatory modules, the annual appraisal process seeks to encourage personal development through the identification of individual training needs.
One of the tools for delivering training, available to every employee, is a suite of online training courses provided by Safetycare, covering topics from behavioural safety through hazard and risk assessment, to the use of heavy engineering equipment and CoSHH. The training videos are also used as part of a tailored approach to team safety briefings, whether in an office or field environment, and all employees regardless of their role have unlimited access to the entire range of courses.