Technical Development Programme – Turning Your Voices Into Action

Congratulations to all the Technical Development Programme TDP delegates who recently completed the 18 month programme and celebrated with an end of programme event.  

Voices into Actions resizedAs with all our employee development programmes TDP is one way that CEMEX UK offers employees the opportunity to develop their skills. Technicians from all business areas remain in their existing roles whilst undertaking an 18 month programme which is aimed at developing technical knowledge and leadership skills.

The next 2016/2018 TDP will start in September and is open to Technicians, Plant Technicians, Plant and Field Technicians, Laboratory Technicians, Technical Sales Support and Technical Administrators The application process will begin in mid-June and will be circulated via Technical Management and via Shift.

As part of the programme delegates undertake an individual and group project based on real challenges faced by the business, prepare a technical report on the findings and present at the end of programme event.

Rob Greenfield, Training and Development HR Manager, commented: “All of the delegates did an excellent job on their projects with some robust findings and business decisions based on the outcomes.  The presentations were really well communicated and kept the audience engaged throughout the day. The projects are listed below by delegate.  The technical reports produced will be shared on the Technical Development Programme Shift Community and held in the project report library on the UK Materials Technical & Quality Community”.

Barry Mottershead: An evaluation on the development of a web based system for logging aggregate particle size distribution (PSD) for the UK Materials business.

Neil Woodfield: An investigation into the stability of CA201 and CA202 air entraining agent in hardened concrete.

Gilbert Morgan: An investigation into the continuing issue with pyrites contamination in the materials supplied to CEMEX Concrete Products at Northfleet.

James Tyghe: An evaluation on the use of 0/4 concreting sands at static Readymix Plants in the production of Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC) and the impact this has on delivery options.

Nathan Kite: An evaluation of the potential uses of recycled asphalt.

Gary Gibson: An evaluation on the use of a recycled waste product for use as a supplementary aggregate in Masonry blocks or Paving blocks.

Group Project: Development of a UK Technical Training Matrix for Technician Roles.

Mike Higgins, National Technical Manager, comments:  “I would like to offer my personal congratulations to each delegate on graduating the TDP and to those who have, during the process, been promoted into managerial/supervisory roles – well done all!”