26 March 2018

Tulloch Homes staff reaping the rewards of IT training

Tulloch Homes staff have been reaping the rewards of undertaking IT training courses delivered by Inverness College UHI.

Computing lecturer Gordon MacPherson visited the housebuilder at its headquarters at Stoneyfield in Inverness to provide a series of one-day courses after the university supported the company to apply for government funding through the Flexible Development Workforce Fund.

Around 30 members of staff have attended Word, Excel and Powerpoint courses in the last six weeks.

Lorna Cameron, Tulloch Homes’ HR and Payroll Director, said the courses had been extremely beneficial for staff.

She said: “Tulloch Homes is committed to offering training and continued personnel development to employees to ensure we keep up with changes and improve any skills gaps within the business.

“Our training team sources grants and funding opportunities and constantly ensures we train and retrain any new and current employees. We were delighted to have the opportunity to work and secure funding in partnership with the University of the Highlands and Islands, who have trained 30 of our employees through several courses at our office. The trainer has been approachable, patient and highly engaging along with assisting all of the staff whom have been at varied competency levels.”

Inverness College UHI works with Tulloch Homes throughout the year to provide training and qualifications to apprentices and site managers.

The Flexible Development Workforce Fund was set up to allow businesses who pay into the UK Apprenticeship Levy to up-skill and re-skill their workforce.

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