PROjEN, a specialist engineering Project Management Company, based in Preston Brook, Cheshire has had its approach to occupational health and safety recognised in an awards scheme run by the safety charity, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).
The President’s Award (following 12 consecutive Golds) is one of the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards for 2013 which will be presented in a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, at the National Exhibition Centre, on Tuesday May 14, 2013. Lyndon Workman will be attending the awards ceremony on behalf of PROjEN to collect the award.
Dating back 57 years, the RoSPA Awards scheme is the largest and longest-running programme of its kind in the UK. It recognises commitment to accident and ill health prevention and is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas. The scheme not only looks at accident records, but also entrants’ overarching health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.
David Rawlins, RoSPA’s awards manager comments:
“RoSPA firmly believes that organisations that demonstrate commitment to continuous improvement in accident and ill health prevention deserve recognition. PROjEN has shown that it is committed to striving for such continuous improvement and we are delighted to honour it through the presentation of an award.”
Martin Seabrook, PROjEN’s Managing Director is delighted with PROjEN’s achievements:
“This award is testimony to PROjEN’s exceptional Health and Safety record and is a welcome recognition of the hard work that all our employees show in maintaining this high standard. Although anyone can talk about safety I know it takes a lot of work, commitment and team effort to ensure everyone is involved in the process. I am delighted to see PROjEN gain this 12th consecutive award”.
Specialist Engineering Project Management company PROjEN, based in Preston Brook, Cheshire has recently recruited another apprentice – James Cull. James will be joining PROjEN as a Microsoft IT Apprentice initially employed on a 12 month distance learning apprenticeship through Remit Academy.
James went to Weaverham High School and Mid Cheshire College gaining a B Tec Diploma in IT. The majority of James’s training will be completed via on-line distance learning, through which the apprentices will be taught the vital elements of the qualification which can then be taken into the work place and used in a practical way. A Remit assessor will then visit the apprentice at PROjEN to ensure they are competent in the work they are doing and are applying the knowledge gained from the IT Academy. The balance between work and the IT Academy will ensure the apprentices have the knowledge to carry out their work.
James applied directly to PROjEN for the position and was one of five candidates interviewed for the role. PROjEN is also looking into taking on another EC&I Apprentice as well as possible apprentice’s for other roles.
Apprenticeships offer an alternative and rewarding route to further and higher education, combining work-based training with theoretical knowledge and practical experience. Work-based training is designed to maximise the learners’ potential for career development and future employment.
PROjEN are fully committed to the on-going development of their people and therefore fully support apprenticeship programmes and recognise the benefits for both the apprentice and the company taking on the apprentice.
PROjEN’s Managing Director- Martin Seabrook comments: “”we are keen to give apprentices the opportunity and being a growing company, it’s important for us to invest in the future of our staff and the company. PROjEN recognise that the benefits involved in taking on an apprentice include higher productivity, quality of work, staff retention and employee satisfaction”.
PROjEN’s objective for future growth is to maintain a sustainable growth pattern that involves all their personnel. The company will continue to achieve a more sustainable business by re-enforcing existing programmes and developing new initiatives, which include their support to provide employment opportunities for the young, support for charities and the local business community.