RJV awarded Training Employer of the Year

22 April, 2024

RJV has been announced as the Training Employer of the Year at the 13th annual WA Civil Construction Industry & Training Awards.

Held at the Crown Grand Ballroom on Friday 19 April, it was the biggest attended awards night to date. 113 nominations and 513 registered attendees from over 55 companies came together to recognise and celebrate individuals and companies from across the industry in a range of categories.

With 2023 boasting the largest number of personnel undergoing training at RJV in our 65+ year history, we were thrilled to have received this award.

In 2023 we had:

  • 72 people undertaking some form of formal training, equating to a huge 40% of our entire workforce;
  • 24 of these 72 personnel in a certified training program through Civil Train (Cert III plant & pipe laying apprenticeships and Cert IV) or TAFE (LV and HD apprenticeships);
  • 26% of women and 87% of our Aboriginal personnel participating in formal training; and
  • 43 employees successfully completing their training program during 2023.

Our training programs and initiatives

From plant operators and drainers, to mechanics, safety advisors and civil engineers; roles throughout the civil construction industry are in high demand. Training and developing this next generation of civil industry personnel across all areas of our business has been a long running initiative at RJV and continues to gain momentum year on year.

RJV has implemented a ‘lifecycle’ approach to training and development, where employee engagement in training opportunities and programs is communicated and planned from candidate stage right throughout their RJV journey – no matter the employee entry point or level in the business.

Training programs are personalised and designed to build the required skills within the organisation, while also meeting the goals of the employee. We find that we get the best results when the program is equally beneficial for the employee and the company. An employee’s training and development progress is tracked against their personalised plan and is revised and updated annually during their ‘performance and development plan’ review.

Each employee’s interests and strengths are identified and nurtured with tailored and flexible career development plans which support their passions and enable them to reach their full potential.

We also place considerable emphasis on enhancing behavioural training as well as practical skills training to ensure we maintain an inclusive and supportive work environment. This approach translates to employees gaining more responsibility in the business and being equipped with the soft skills to manage a variety of circumstances.

Training is delivered in a variety of ways, from on-line courses to classroom learning and on the job skills upgrades and assessments.

RJV’s partners play a huge part in supporting our training programs. We have had great success sponsoring students coming through Motivation Foundation and then continuing their learning and development journey with RJV.

We also have a long running association with Civil Train, who have provided RJV personnel with formal training, skills assessments and certifications for many years. Through our partnership with Civil Train, we were very proud to be amongst the first organisations to have an employee awarded a trade certificate as a qualified tradesperson in plant operations.

RJV has a long track record of recognising employee contributions in the success of the business, with a strong culture of promoting from within. This is only possible with the continued development of our most important assets: our people.


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