How we develop our people

At Jehu Group our learning and development strategy aims to ensure our employees have the skills and competence to meet the current and future needs of the business.

As a valued member of the team you will have the ability to progress your career through personal development opportunities and have access to professional and technical training.

Whether it’s professional or health, safety and environment, quality, technical, behavioural or leadership or management development, we will seek to ensure that you are provided with the appropriate development opportunities designed to meet both your developments needs and those of the business.

Personal Development Reviews

All Jehu staff have regular PDR meetings with their line manager.  The review meeting is an opportunity to review their targets and performance and consider their development needs and personal objectives.

Site Managers Development Programme

We have invested in developing our own bespoke training programme for Site Managers.  All our site managers have been through this eight-module programme and each year this programme is rolled out for all new starters.   The programme covers modules such as Lean Construction and leadership standards, but also aims to train our site managers on the Jehu way of doing things.

Management & Leadership Development

We support many staff members through management and leadership qualifications including the Construction Futures Wales programme, which is run by Cardiff Metropolitan University.  This extensive course offers a Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) in Leadership & Management and a Level 5 and Level 7 qualification in association with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).  We recognise the importance of strong inspiring  leadership and invest in executive coaching and mentoring in this critical area of staff development.

Health and Safety

A safe and secure working environment is our number one priority.  Everyone should return home at the end of each day to their friends and family safe and sound.  With this aim in mind we invest heavily in accredited, high quality health and safety training.

Further Education and Professional Membership Status

We recognise the value of encouraging our staff to pursue formal qualifications and Chartered status.  We encourage everyone to achieve appropriate professional qualifications and employees can request study leave for professional body examinations.  By studying and gaining higher level educational qualifications in their relevant subject area, our employees are better equipped to operate at the highest possible professional level delivering a first-class service to our clients.

We encourage our employees to work towards achieving Chartered status of a professional body (e.g. CIOB, RICS, CIPD, CIPS, RIBA, RTPI etc.) and we meet the annual costs of membership fees for our employees.  By employing Chartered professionals who have gained a specific level of skill or competence in a particular field of work, we benefit from the industry best practice and best in class professional services that brings into our organisation.  Such standards and the associated frameworks give assurance to our stakeholder and clients that we will be providing a professional service.

Jehu Group are working towards being a Chartered CIOB Company and currently hold CIOB training partner status.

Chris Wood

Name: Chris Wood

Job title: Assistant Site Manager

Time at Jehu:
I’ve been working for Jehu for 12 years. I started as a part-time labourer when I was 16. I was then offered a full-time position and I’ve since worked my way up through the ranks.

Construction Futures Wales Leadership Programmes Level 5 – 7

The Construction Futures Wales programme, run by Cardiff Metropolitan University offers a Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) in Leadership & Management and a Level 5 and Level 7 qualification in association with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). The fully Welsh Government funded construction focused course is aimed at aspiring leaders and managers in the construction industry in Wales

Jehu invests in cloud technology

Following recommendations from our IT manager Simon Street, Jehu undertook its largest innovation in IT moving all of its staff to cloud technology.

This was a huge undertaking taking everyone from on premise services to a cloud hosted service – Office 365, bringing with it improved opportunities for communicating between sites and head office with video conferencing and instant messaging capabilities amongst the tools rolled out.