Knowledgepool signs up Thames Water and Welsh Development Agency

KnowledgePool signs up Thames Water and Welsh Development Agency

KnowledgePool announced today that it has signed preferred supplier agreements to design and deliver bespoke management development programmes for Thames Water and the Welsh Development Agency (WDA). This is the first contract announcement from KnowledgePool since the organisation was acquired by Maxim Training Corp (UK) Ltd.
Through these agreements, management and staff at both organisations will be able to take advantage of the comprehensive portfolio of business skills training available from KnowledgePool to meet their development needs. KnowledgePool will customise training for both organisations from their existing portfolio, which include personal development training; business and commercial skills; leadership development and people management.
Courses will be run at locations to suit Thames Water. KnowledgePool will provide registration and administration support including the development of management reports and managing feedback from delegates and tutors.
Paula Aylen, learning and development manager at WDA agreed: “We employ 900 people throughout Wales and overseas with a wide range of learning requirements. Our HR team manages the process of collating their training needs and providing the opportunities to meet those needs. To do this we need to partner with effective, experienced suppliers to ensure the continued development of our staff at all levels. We are tasked with providing a robust learning infrastructure to take care of training needs as they are identified, support the ongoing development of high potential members of staff, capitalise on their talent and at the same time meet the requirements of the WDA Equal Opportunities Policy.”

She continued: “I am confident that KnowledgePool can provide the flexible learning programmes we require, it has shown its ability to create bespoke solutions via its considerable experience. We have recently finalised details of a project management development and delivery programme for 60 staff which will commence in April.””These important contracts prove that organisations from both the public and private sector recognise the value of investing in their people assets. In today’s competitive environment people are often the only differentiator and can be the difference between success and failure. Equipping staff with the right skills to enable them achieve organisational objectives is vitally important.” John Newall, client director at KnowledgePool

“As part of our ongoing investment in developing our staff, this agreement will enable us to take advantage of best of breed training that effectively meets our requirements. KnowledgePool clearly understand our needs and demonstrated that they are able to deliver the service we require.”

Prince Wani, contracts manager at Thames Water