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The Importance of Workplace Training in the Vehicle Recycling Industry

Change is inevitable, not only in life but in business too. According to Yale University, companies must continually evolve to stay relevant, innovative, and competitive. “Adapt or Die” is how it is commonly phrased. If businesses do not respond to change positively then they quickly become irrelevant. Fundamental to this is ensuring that people are equipped with the skills to manage change, so they too can stay relevant, adapt to innovation, and remain competitive. The World Economic Forum says that more than half of all employees will require significant reskilling and upskilling by 2025 in order to keep pace with business innovation. While many companies understand the importance of employee training, for some, implementation remains a challenge. Our series of web articles will look to better understand why this is the case, and whether or not current perceptions of workplace training are preventing the maximising of business potential in the vehicle recycling sector.

With the UK’s decarbonisation plans denoting clear phase-out dates for fossil fuel powered vehicles, and EV demand surging in the UK and across Europe, the vehicle recycling industry is now facing its greatest challenge as it incorporates the biggest technological change since the invention of the internal combustion engine. That’s why now is the perfect time for the industry to rethink its approach towards depollution training, continuing professional development and recruitment, and why you should make a statement of intent to ensure your vehicle dismantling and recycling business remains relevant, and ahead of the competition.

Too often workplace training is perceived as a necessary evil. Sure, everyone needs induction training to be able to carry out their job, but most workplace training is driven by legislation, a company requirement, or as a consequence of enforcement action or serious workplace incident. In order to keep pace with the speed at which businesses need to adapt, workplace and employee training needs to be so much more far reaching than simply enabling you to meet your legal duty to protect employees. So, how can training be a real force for change in your business, and how can it address the many challenges currently faced by the vehicle dismantling sector? In our article series we hope to provide a compelling argument on how training can not only protect your most valuable assets, your workers, but also your equipment, your reputation, and your bottom line. We hope that we will encourage you to dig a little deeper into your organisational data, identify priorities and discover for yourself how workplace training can support your business in achieving them.

ELV Training is a company founded on delivering a single objective - to support the vehicle recycling industry by building competence and capability within it. With 28 training courses and two qualifications available covering a wide spectrum of vehicle recycling disciplines, and a syllabus built completely around the newly published IMI's National Occupational Standards for vehicle dismantlers, you can be confident that our training framework meets all your business needs, built by the industry for the industry.



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