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Employee Case Study - Steve Tart, Agent

Steve Tart joined SWH in 2001 as a road worker with some construction experience but no formal qualifications to speak of.

From day one Steve showed great potential and was keen to take the opportunity to develop himself.

Over a decade later and Steve now holds a Street Works card, first aid and 12D Traffic Management qualifications. His CSCS card shows an impressive 10 NVQs in addition to a full CPCS plant operator's card.

SWH is proud to be an Investor in People and as part of our commitment to the scheme; we take Learning and Development seriously and are keen to provide everyone with the opportunity to develop within their role.

SWH has helped Steve to progress within the company. He has recently passed a range of supervisor’s courses including Street Works Supervisors, 12D Unit 6, Construction Skills Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme as well as a NVQ in Occupational Work Supervision (Level 3).

On 3rd December 2012, Steve was promoted once again. He is now an Agent and his role involves managing and supervising construction/footway and patching type works, and more recently helping Devon County Council validate and pre-measure jobs at the job design stage.

Steve believes his formal training has helped him to lead and supervise his team. He said, ‘After being given the opportunity to work at SWH in 2001, the training and support that has been given from the company has helped me get to the level of site agent. I couldn’t be happier in my role'.

(Above) Steve is awarded a cheque for £100 as part of SWH's inhouse Innovations Award scheme. Pictured right is Ben Pyle, Managing Director.

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