Training roundup

This
week’s training roundup

Safety
drive for Pfizer

Pharmaceutical
company Pfizer is undertaking a risk assessment and driver training programme
for its entire sales fleet. Initially, more than 2,000 company car drivers,
including 1,200 high-mileage sales staff, will undertake the specially designed
training scheme. The programme, designed by Drivetech, includes a CD-Rom
training aid and targeted training solution for drivers deemed to be at risk.  www.pfizer.co.uk

Thirst
for knowledge

Drinks
business Diageo has rolled out a new e-learning system for its 25,000
employees. It aims to improve the speed and efficiency of training provision in
over 180 countries. The TopClass e-learning suite also has mobile capabilities
so staff can train while on the move.  www.wbtsystems.com

Building
on investment

Shepherd
Construction has been awarded the Contract Journal 2002 Training Award after
investing more than £2,336 in every employee. The firm has spent more than
£1.8m on training over the last 18 months. The initiative included newsletters,
a company intranet and series of interactive road-shows to encourage staff
buy-in.  www.shepherd-construction.co.uk

Career
options online

The
National Training Partnership Group has launched an online database to help
young people choose suitable work experience placements. It will be used in
schools enabling youngsters to access information on career and work experience
options, including virtual visits to companies. The scheme will be further
developed to provide customised career advice.  www.dfes.gov.uk

Freight
initiative

The
Freight Transport Association and supply chain firm TDG are working together to
promote an industry-based initiative for drivers of commercial vehicles. All
FTA members will have access to a national training programme, the 5 Star
Driver Development scheme, which is designed to meet a range of challenges
faced when operating commercial vehicles.  www.fta.co.uk

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