Premier Nutrition is offering its production operatives the opportunity to enhance their skills and move up the career ladder, with a new performance recognition and reward scheme.
Clare Clarke, Premier Nutrition’s HR manager, said that empowering and developing talent is at the heart of the company’s culture.
She said: “As regular participants in ‘Great Place to Work’ and the recent opening of a new state of the art facility in 2018 , we want to continue to ensure our staff have opportunities to thrive in their work, hence why we set up the career progression scheme.”
The scheme includes four different salary grades, built around a series of training modules and tasks. Operatives have the chance to move up a level every six months if they meet the set criteria, or they can continue to work at a level they feel comfortable for as long as they wish.
Individuals joining the company with prior experience may also be able to fast-track through the scheme, if they can demonstrate the required ability in each set area.
Ms Clarke said: “Once staff members have reached the top grade, they will unlock the opportunity to progress into supervisory or team leader roles. There are also opportunities to acquire new skill sets and transfer into different areas of the business, such as quality control or maintenance.
“On top of the graded pay system, staff can work towards bonuses that are based on Premier Nutrition’s overall business targets, but also specific production-based targets, such as feed safety, health and safety and personal performance.”
Gary Cowan and Paul Clews, Premier Nutrition production managers, played a vital role in setting up the career progression scheme.
“We want to give the team a sense of pride and for everyone to see a bright future for their careers at Premier. So, we were sure to involve the production team in the development of the programme, to ensure it met the needs of the staff,” said Mr Gowan.