Developing your personnel is not simply a case of sending them on a number of industry-mandated training courses. Each employee in your business will have specific knowledge, skills and experience and will have aspirations for their career development. We work with our clients to streamline not only the mandatory training, but also to develop a learning and safety culture that drives best practice across the workforce.
We ensure that all of the required training and competence development takes place across your entire enterprise, while addressing organisation-specific and individual-specific gaps in knowledge, skills and competence. We have worked with some of the largest maritime businesses in the world to improve compliance and competence across their organisations and to instill a robust and motivational learning culture.
Our work also involves analysing every cost element of the training delivery and working with our customers to improve the quality of the learning whilst also optimising the total training cost.
Companies can face significant challenges in determining the training required across their workforce to ensure all personnel are not only compliant with the required international legislation but are also competent to perform their roles. This can include variations for different classes of vessels operating in different global regions. ISG’s team of learning and development professionals work with our clients to define the skills and competences for all roles included in the training matrices for all types of vessels ensuring that effective training that develops these skills and competencies has been identified and is available. This will include mandatory training, development training, region-specific training, vessel-specific training and equipment-specific training. This training will ensure that each learner has the required knowledge and competencies to perform their roles safely and in compliance with the applicable legislation.
There are many different competence standards used across the maritime industry, some based on international standards that have been created by Awarding Bodies and some developed in-house to address specific, niche roles that perform a range of specialist activities. ISG can assist in developing the standards, to ensure that specific roles have clearly defined competencies that align with best practice and accepted safety standards and can also develop online competence management systems that will allow the competencies of all personnel across the enterprise to be viewed in real time. Clients can view their compliance percentages across roles, assets, projects, regions and other pre-determined criteria. Individual competence portfolios may also be managed, updated and stored to ensure easy access to all competence and compliance information required by the regulatory authorities.
ISG has worked with several global marine businesses to assist in optimising their training operation by:
- Optimising the training matrices to remove duplication and unnecessary training, whilst ensuring that all the required training is included
- Developing the optimum pedagogy for all courses in the training matrix, using a mix of online, instructor-led, and on-the-job training
- Developing the most effective assessment methodologies for all subject areas
- Assisting clients to identify the most cost-effective providers for all the training courses and consolidating the training supply chain
- Ensuring all mandatory training and certification requirements are being met
This work can be performed remotely or by placing a specialist in-house to support the clients’ Training and Development Departments.