Our employees achieve these goals most effectively when they are able to work in an open, dynamic and stimulating environment, where individual progression and personal welfare are prioritised.
We consider it a workplace responsibility to provide ongoing education for all our employees. Campus Veolia is a dedicated centre for staff training, learning and development. It offers the opportunity to acquire new skills, knowledge and increase competencies, progressing careers with the Group. Courses are written to national standards and range from mandatory Health and Safety or customer service training to driving skills or management programmes run in partnership with universities.
- In 2009, almost 2000 employees from the Veolia Environnement UK Group achieved some form of accredited learning qualification.
- Campus Veolia delivered 10,152 training days for 6459 delegates in 2009.
- Following our win in 2008 we were again shortlisted for Employer of the Year 2009 at the National Employer Services (NES) Learner First Awards.
- In December 2008 Campus Veolia became the first UK organisation to achieve full accreditation with Standards Verification UK, part of the Institute for Learning
Since 2008, nearly 170 students have enrolled in our Apprenticeship Scheme, with a view to gaining ‘hands on’ experience in the workplace, whilst still studying for their qualifications.
In 2010, 30 new Apprenticeship places will be offered in the following disciplines:
- Electrical Mechanical Engineering (Energy Recovery)
- Mechanical Engineering (Mechanical Fitters and Plant Technicians)
- Business Administration and Horticulture
English lessons in Westminster
As part of a major training initiative, we have helped around 100 people who don’t speak English as a first language to improve their communication skills. Participants take the first and second stages of the ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Skills for Life course. The initiative increases employees’ skills, confidence and their ability to communicate with the public.
Taking an industry lead in Health and Safety
We’re committed to achieving the highest standards of operational Health and Safety. Our responsibility to ensure safe working conditions is recognised and supported throughout the business. We proactively identify situations that represent a potential risk and improve controls to prevent future accidents. Our communications include poster competitions, screensavers, texts and a touring Safety Bus, where Andrew Longley, a member of staff injured at work, tells his story to make Health and Safety personal to all our staff.
Our efforts have seen us become a reference point for the industry, winning the 2008 and 2009 National Recycling Award for Innovation in Health and Safety Practice and 16 prestigious Gold Occupational Health and Safety Awards from RoSPA.
For further information on our health and safety policies, please see the downloads below.
Because fairness counts above all in the workplace, in line with our Equal Opportunities policy, we ensure that everybody is given every chance to progress, regardless of colour, gender, origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability.
Our Equal Opportunities Policy is designed to prevent any form of direct or indirect discrimination or victimisation. For further details on this and many other innovative workplace practices please view our Annual Review.