SLG Academy

SLG Academy

The multi award-winning Scottish Leather Group Academy was launched in April 2012 to support the learning and development of employees within the Group.

The Academy originally offered two apprenticeship programmes, Engineering and Leather Manufacturing and Production, however now supports several additional apprenticeships such as Warehousing, Payroll, Administration, and Business Improvement Techniques, and continues to grow year on year to support employee development in line with business needs.

In 2016, our third cohort of Leather Manufacturing and Production apprentices joined our business and during their apprenticeship programme they will learn from several of the original class of 2012, many of whom now hold key positions within the Group, and are testament to the effectiveness of the Apprenticeship Academy.

In excess of 140 employees have completed an SVQ Level 2 in Leather Manufacturing and Production since the Academy’s inception and this number continues to grow. Some employees have now completed their SVQ Level 3 to gain a more in depth understanding of how leather is produced and manufactured.

The Academy has supported several Managers in completing Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) certified qualifications and continues to support others in completing these qualifications. In addition, it also continues to support Prince 2 and Six Sigma qualifications, a number of recognised Health and Safety qualifications, as well as encouraging businesses to support employees through degree courses and professional qualifications alongside bespoke in-house programmes.

Developing our people continues to be a strong focus, helping the Group to gain a competitive advantage through our talented workforce in a highly-specialised industry.

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Scottish Leather Group
Locher House
Kilbarchan Road
Bridge of Weir
PAll 3RN
United Kingdom

Telephone +44 (0)1505 691730

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