JMS sets up online training for furloughed workers – and you can join in too

JMS sets up online training for furloughed workers – and you can join in too

The uncertainty and disruption brought about by the coronavirus pandemic has left many businesses in disarray.  Not JMS group.

The Engineering firm, headquartered in Ipswich, took time to take stock of the situation and the requirements of their clients, and whilst they have retained the majority of their teams engaged on existing and new projects, some of their staff have temporarily opted for furlough while the dust settles.

As an industrious bunch, who are very much driven by challenges and progress, they are still connecting with their furloughed colleagues throughout the week to undertake training on a wide range of subjects.

Whilst furloughed employees cannot work for their employer during this period, they can use the time for training. And our it seems staff at JMS have an insatiable thirst for knowledge and development.

The management team asked for input from the furloughed few on what topics they would like covered and have consulted with managers on what they feel would be of benefit. So far they have covered: Presentation skills, Productivity Sales, Highways Act 1980, Blue Beams, Calculation Proformas, Project Management, Time Management, Effective Use of Social Media, CAD Detail, Article Writing, CDM, Where our Money goes, London Drainage & SuDs, An Introduction to Foundations and may more…

The training is delivered via Microsoft teams with a presentation on the topic, followed by a series of practice exercises to do with the help of a crib sheet or briefing document. The presentations are fully interactive and cover a wide range of topics.

Daniel Staines, Managing Director of JMS, explains: “We want to ensure that the people who have been furloughed don’t feel left out or side-lined. We’ve quickly and effectively adapted our training programme to meet the needs of the current situation. What we have in place ensures that we do not lose touch, benefits those who have been furloughed – and the wider team – and ensures that they are set up to return to work at the earliest opportunity.”

JMS invites anyone who has been furloughed to take part in their training sessions.

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