Find out more about what makes the drainage sector such an attractive proposition for those looking for a change in career.
Training here at Lanes is not just about the basics; we want to give you the knowledge and confidence to do the best job you can, and to do it safely.
At Lanes we are proud to promote a culture of ongoing personal and professional development, and we are dedicated to helping our staff enjoy a rewarding and successful career.
As a result, we run a range of industry-leading training courses and programmes for our employees.
We’ve built a multimillion-pound business around a strong health and safety (H&S) culture, and our commitment to safe working means we take our responsibilities further than any legal obligations, so H&S training is ongoing.
As well as a core focus on H&S, there are practical courses that allow you to learn skills in your chosen field - many of which are mandatory, depending on the job role you take on.
For example, drainage engineers must take courses in high-pressure water jetting, street works and more.
However, optional courses are also available to increase your skill-set. For instance, drainage engineers have the opportunity to gain their HGV licence and undertake OX19 training.
We have even developed our own programmes, such as a City & Guilds-accredited drainage engineer course and City & Guilds-accredited CIPP pipe renovation course.
We also offer WJA Blue and Red code of practice training, bespoke CCTV training and on-site one-to-one guidance with field engineers.
One of the most unique things about the training opportunities at Lanes Group is the Igloo - a 360-degree projection theatre owned by Lanes Utilities at the CSC Centre in Slough.
The Igloo delivers wraparound sound and vision, which allows teams to instantly see and hear what it is like to be inside a sewer - even in hazardous situations - without having to leave the training room. This means the trainee is able to gain a totally different perspective on the industry than they would get elsewhere.
In our opinion, this pioneering training aid delivers a more real, meaningful, interactive and effective learning experience. That’s why we invested £60,000 in the virtual reality-style space.
Customer-facing staff will need to complete an NVQ in sales, admin and customer care through our training partner, National Training Academy, which also runs a series of TLC (‘tender loving care’) workshops about customer service behaviours, skills and leadership.
Office-based staff will also get hands-on training on our CRM and finance systems to ensure they are as effective as possible.
Additionally, we have enlisted Aspire Development to deliver Institute of Leadership Management courses covering strategy formulation, HR, leadership behaviours and establishing team cultures.That’s because we think it’s important that our management team develops and acquires new skills too.
Furthermore, members of the team are encouraged to develop individually, which is why the company has fully funded or part-funded courses such as:
If you’d like to find out more about what it’s like to be part of the Lanes family, get in touch with us today by visiting our contact page.
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Lanes teams from our London area depots are working with ATC Joint Venture to jet clean and CCTV survey track drainage in the central section. https://bit.ly/2tw9kAW
Darlington Borough Council are supporting a new initiative to set up over 30 refill stations around the town. The project promoted by Northumbrian Water aims to reduce the reliance on single use plastics by allowing people to fill up their refillable bottles with tap water, free of charge. https://bit.ly/2UG8gWM
Our 'Get Home Safe' campaign urges people to stay safe and healthy whilst at work so they can get home safe! https://bit.ly/2HgziSy. If you would like to work for a company that values their employees safety to the highest standard have a look at our careers website today. https://careers.lanesgroup.com/