Providing construction workers with greater expertise and wider career opportunities, Interserve’s associate civil engineering business in Dubai is paving the way with the establishment of its own in-house trades training school.
Opened in March 2014, the Khansaheb Training Centre runs a full trades training curriculum taught by CITB qualified tutors. The centre trains 160 employees per month, on a 12 day structured curriculum for each trade. Over 1,700 of our people have already benefitted.
The curriculum covers key site skills, such as masonry, block-laying, plastering, tiling and paving, steel fixing, carpentry and supervisory skills. Health and safety is also a critical component of the training, which includes demonstrated, practical tutorials with mentorship and ongoing peer review on how to get the job done, the safe way. As well as noticing a steady increase in quality, and health and safety performance, managers have seen a dramatic increase in employee engagement. Site supervisors reported a jump in the pride in workmanship, motivation and team work of those who had been through the training.