HIB launches new training academy

Bathroom products supplier HiB has launched its own training academy to provide apprenticeship opportunities and qualifications for new and existing employees.

And as it is currently National Learning at Work Week (October 5-11), it is certainly good timing for the launch.

The new academy is said to mark a new era in the brand’s history and will support its recruitment and learning development strategy to ensure that all employees have access to progression and growth at all stages of their career.

Among the first to take part in the scheme will be new apprentices and existing staff members from the warehouse department, who will complete a 12-month HABC-recognised certification in supply chain warehousing.

Customer and employee experience director Emma Cuggy said: “The HiB academy is a fantastic opportunity to offer training and development courses to our team across our London head office and Tamworth distribution site, empowering them with the skills to achieve their goals.

“We want the HiB Academy to be a centre for growth, learning and achievement for all. Those joining the academy will be following a structured programme to help them develop the skills, knowledge and enthusiasm to thrive at HiB for years to come.”

Robert Ginsberg, managing director of HiB, added: “As a leading supplier of innovative bathroom products, it is important that we not only lead the way in terms of product design and customer services, but also in staff development and training opportunities.

“By launching the HiB Academy, we are offering new recruits and existing employees the opportunity to learn new skills that not only benefit their progression and success in their role, but also the industry on the whole, allowing us to care for our community and achieve together, which are just some of our core values.

“The academy is a very positive step forward by trying a different kind of recruitment drive and I look forward to seeing how it grows and expands in the future.”

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