1st August saw the start of a new Corporate contract for MAN, with us taking over security teams at two Head Office sites in Preston and Walsall. As well as setting up the mobilisation on these sites, our teams were also kept occupied with events throughout the month. August is always a busy time for events, and our teams enjoyed providing cover at a range of Summer occasions including Coventry’s Godiva Festival and the Windsor Park Boxing in Belfast.
Our in-house Head Office training room was put to good use in August – we ran a 2-day Aviation course for our security staff who handle airside packages. The training is informative and in depth, with a focus on the handling of air side packages and anti-terrorism training. We were proud of all our delegates as we received a 100% pass rate. With training and staff development in mind, we also took a team from HR down to Poole to roll out some Recruitment & HR Process training with the Supervisors and Managers who lead our teams at Sunseeker. The training was enjoyed it by all and we received great feedback from the learners who were excited to pass on their knowledge to their teams.
We also enrolled 2 more Security Managers on higher level Management course using our Apprenticeship Levy, and also began the hunt for a new Apprentice Accounts Assistant to join our Head Office team.
August was also a busy month for distributing our 25th Anniversary Cupcakes to officers around the country. Traci and Laura from HR enjoyed spending time with teams on the South Coast, Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire and Warwickshire. Presenting the officers with their cakes is a great opportunity to catch up with them on an informal basis, and get them feeling involved in the Company’s anniversary celebration.