Aarsleff Ground Engineering has launched it’s first ‘Young Talent for the Future’ Event and will be hosting the first of this new initiative here in the UK. We have reached out to our European colleagues to collaborate together and prepare for the future. In the two-day workshop, we will be asking questions such as – “How do we attract the younger generation into the sector?” and “How do we develop young people?”. Aarsleff’s Business and HR Manager Heather Jones comments:
Every business should do their part to grow the future generations, whether it is in the form of employing interns, creating graduate schemes or by setting up initiives like we have done so with the launch of our “Young Talent for the Future” event. By investing in tomorrow, we can secure a better today. Developing young talent means we can invest in their professional development, and, as long as we play it well, this could mean a long-term loyalty to our company.
Who is attending?
Managing Directors from our European sister companies have each chosen delegates to attend this event. This is a great acknowledgement by Senior Management that they have faith in each representatives potential in the future of the Aarsleff Group.
- From the UK- the host country, we have selected: Jessica Banham, Syed Ali and Simon Cottington
- From Sweden, we will be welcoming: Fredrik Ekström and Henrik Martinsson
- From Denmark, we will be welcoming: Peter Andreas Novak Hansen, Stig Mikkelsen, Anders Kjær Huntley and Rune Tranborg Tuxen
- From Germany, we will be welcoming: Nele Hennig and Katja Belak
- From Poland, we will be welcoming Agnieszka Jankowska, Piotr Tarnowski, Natalia Lasek and Jan Grobelny
What does the event involve?
The event will commence with an introduction from our Managing Director Chris Primett and Stig Weis from Per Aarsleff A/S, followed by a series of 45-minute group presentations. In each presentation, delegates will be delivering ways in which as a Group we can continue to encourage and develop young talent in the business – the main focus of the day.
After a “get to know each other better” meal and a round of golf team exercise in the evening, Young Talent members will attend a workshop the following day about attributes of a good business leader delivered by Johnny Statham. Attendees will be given a full tour of the UK head office and sister factory Centrum Pile Ltd.
Who is Johnny Statham?
An experienced, knowledgeable trainer and coach with a passion for personal development. Energetic and forward thinking, he specialises in linking the theoretical and practical elements of coaching to achieve excellent results for is clients. He has; a master degree in Personal, Business and Executive Coaching, is a Neuro-Linguistic Processing (NLP) Master Practitioner, a Business Management degree and is a member of MENSA.
He has a proven track record of helping individuals reach their goals both in his previous career as a military training officer and working with organisations such as The NHS, BAE Systems and Northampton Saints
Having commercial experience through his time at AVIVA and ALDI, along with his time in the military, gives him a balanced and varied perspective on personal and leadership development. Most recently as the Senior Leadership Instructor at the RAF Officer College Cranwell he was responsible for delivering and developing the leadership syllabus, in addition to taking cadets on the various practical leadership exercises, using a combination of coaching, mentoring and peer lead feedback to aid them in their development. Specialising in leadership development through John Adairs Functional Leadership theory and Psychometric profiling methods such as MBTI, SDI and BELBIN.
Watch this space for more photos and updates of the day ahead!