There are no limits to the progression with MAN Commercial!” We chat to four of our office team about their training and development within the Company.
At MAN Commercial Protection Ltd our passion is our people. We employ close to 1500 people across the UK; their training, development and progression is consistently one of our top priorities.
We have a team of 40 based at our Head Offices in Solihull, with many of them having been with us for several years and being promoted into more senior roles or different departments within the business. We passionately believe in maximising the potential of our teams, and support this by providing access to apprenticeships and training courses up to degree level.
Jamie Relph, our HR Administrator says “When I started at MAN Commercial, I was in the Vetting team but after working for MAN for about 5 months, a vacancy arose for a HR Administrator and having completed my CIPD Level 3 and looking to start and develop a career in HR, I was keen to apply. I was successful in securing the position, which I have now been doing for over 6 months. It was great to see that MAN look to recruit and develop from within, by giving current employees the opportunity to take on new roles within the business.”
Jamie was delighted to have landed his dream role at the company he was already enjoying working for, “The main reason for wanting to progress my career with MAN is due to the continual growth that the company is experiencing. This means that opportunities for career progression aren’t just about waiting for someone to leave the business before you can climb the career ladder, as departments are continuing to expand. The company has also been very supportive with my ambition to further my education, by supporting me to complete my next CIPD qualification and I am hoping to further my career development at MAN in the near future.”
Chloe McCarthy, Recruitment Manager at MAN Commercial, says “From joining 13 months ago I’ve worked my way up from Office Junior Administrator. I was given the role of Recruitment Advisor a few months after starting and I was then promoted to Recruitment Manager in June 2021. This has given me the opportunity to continue the growth within the business and work on some exciting projects.”
“There are no limits of the progression with MAN Commercial,” enthuses Chloe, “With the constant growth in the business this is creating further opportunities that offer great personal progression.” Chloe now leads our recruitment team and works with our Contract Managers and Site Managers nationwide to place candidates and fill vacancies.
Tom Burke, who is now in the role of Marketing & Communications Executive, is excited about the future of MAN, “I started as a Vetting Officer and I am so pleased to have progressed within the company. The continuous growth has created exciting opportunities within the business. This motivates and inspires me to be a part of MAN’s future, as we are only going in one direction.”
Lauren Bracken, who started her career with MAN Commercial as a Vetting Officer and now heads up the team as Vetting Manager, is grateful for the support she has received, “Various training has been provided, as well as regular discussions on how I am getting on. I am offered help to assess my strengths and anything I need to improve on and I am always supported by management and other colleagues. I believe this has helped me progress within the company.”
Pictured: Jamie, Lauren, Chloe, Tom.
It is also crucial that the whole team enjoy their time at work and are passionate about working for the company. “I love working for MAN Commercial Protection because of the people that I work with,” says Tom, “Ever since I joined in March 2021, I have felt part of the MAN family. Everyone has been so friendly, supportive, and encouraging. The company have always treated me with respect and offered opportunities.”
MAN Commercial pride ourselves on our strong work ethic and working together as one team, which is something our people appreciate. “One of the main reasons I love working for MAN Commercial is the company culture,” says Chloe, “Although there are several different departments within the business, we all work as one. This comes with support, opportunity and brilliant team work within the business.”
Jamie echoes this when asked what is his favourite thing about working for MAN, “The team environment. The departments in the office work very closely together and people are happy to support and help with different functions in the business. The various departments communicate and support each other effectively, creating a collaborative team environment.
As a business whose service provides people, we are proud that our team recognise the importance of teamwork and the passion we put in to encouraging everyone to work hard and be the best they can be. As is emblazoned on a piece of our office artwork; the heart of our business is our people.