The ‘Wright’ Qualification


Wrightbus Employees:

Sammy Currie
Tracy Coulter
Fred Greer

Human Resource & Learning and Development Trio at Wrightbus recently received their Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development qualification certificates. Pictured at the Wrightbus manufacturing site in Ballymena, where production of the 600 “New Bus for London” is underway; Lynn Carson presented certificates to Sammy Currie (Diploma in Learning & Development Practice), Tracy Coulter (Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management) and Fred Greer (Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Development).

The Wright Group is one of Europe’s leading suppliers in accessible public transport vehicle and has not been shy of some positive headlines in the past few months including: the investment of almost £15 million in research and development and staff training with support from Invest NI, a visit from the Mayor of London, winning the Disability Best Practice Award at the Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards 2013 and most recently a visit by TRHs the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.

With over 1600 employees the challenges facing the Human Resource and Learning & Development team are more complex than ever.

Lynn Carson, Managing Director of DMS Ireland explains, “by completing a CIPD qualification, it means that the team have studied best practice in their field, applied it to their organisation and recommended/implemented changes, meaning both the organisation and individual benefit greatly.”
Fred Greer, Wright Group Learning & Disability Manager, explains why CIPD recognition has been vital to the success of their team.
“By achieving our CIPD qualifications, we are demonstrating a level of quality and professionalism which is vital to an organisation such as Wrightbus. Recruitment, retention and development of our employees will ensure Wrightbus are poised to embrace the continued growth of the company with its vital resource, its people."


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