LEAP is a company that puts its staff at the forefront of everything it does. As a company, we recognise the importance of investing in our prime resource – YOU.
That investment is not limited to the generous financial remuneration, pension and health and well-being package that we offer but includes a commitment to your development, technically, professionally and personally.
We are fully committed to the professional development all our staff and support full membership of the Geological Society of London, Institution of Civil Engineers and Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management. New and recent graduates are automatically registered on the companies graduate training scheme. This involves regular formal in-house training sessions which have the added advantage of linking up all of the junior staff from across the regional offices. Every technical member of staff has a dedicated training supervisor and those approaching chartership level, a mentor, who will guide them through the process.
Alongside its undergraduate and graduate training programs, LEAP is also currently sponsoring members of its own staff to do part time Masters degrees.
Career development is not limited to our technical staff. Although the company has a relatively small administration department, equal importance is attached to their development and resources provided for appropriate technical training, be it financial, IT, health and safety or quality assurance related for example.
Training and development doesn’t stop at chartership and technical staff are encouraged and given the time and resources required to seek higher levels of accreditation for example as risk assessors through SoBRA; as specialists in land contamination (SiLC); as Qualified Persons (QP) under the CL:AIRE Waste Code of Practice and Suitably Qualified Persons (SQP) under the National Quality Mark Scheme.
The company recognises the importance of business skills for all and of management and leadership skills for more senior staff. All staff are actively involved in the business and the regular companywide staff meetings are used at the lowest level to introduce concepts of business and financial management. At a higher level resources are provided for formal training outside of the company.
Finally, the company recognises the importance of participating in the wider geoscience community, of supporting our own professions and the value to an individual of being so involved. LEAP encourages individual staff to get involved with the professional bodies as chartership scrutineers and as regional group committee members for example. We also actively encourage involvement on committees and working parties of industry backed organisations such as AGS and SoBRA.