According to HSS, it is the UK hire industry’s first dedicated training facility of its kind.
New recruits to the company will get six weeks residential training at the academy supported by six weeks practical training in their local HSS distribution centre. Existing employees will all have to go on a two-week residential refresher course to develop customer service skills and product knowledge.
The Academy will also provide a dedicated facility to train HSS’ apprentices and its opening follows on the heels of HSS’ newly launched multi-discipline NVQ apprenticeship. HSS has 60 apprentices at the moment.
Chief executive Chris Davies said: “The core purpose of the academy is to ensure HSS continues to invest in the career progression of young adults as well as more seasoned colleagues and managers. This is a major investment and commitment to continue differentiating our business by the outstanding quality of our people and service they provide.”