Developing Our People
Investing in employee professional development
At Cubis Systems we believe that people are our most valuable asset and investing in employee potential is fundamental to our company’s long-term growth and competitive advantage. Therefore it is important that we build a better workplace by developing and empowering our employees to succeed. We want to enhance the skills of our people, offering them growth opportunities and improving their performance. Regular professional development courses are held on site to engage employees in learning activities to develop and enhance their abilities. A cloud-based learning management system is used to monitor individual’s goals and ongoing performance as well as to deliver company-wide employee training courses. We have a number of talent management and development programs in place to ensure our people are fully supported in achieving their full potential.
Catalyst is a two year training program to develop employee leadership and management skills. Selected employees form a project team and are assigned a task that is central to Cubis Systems’ business. The current intake are working on a Communications strategy for Cubis Systems as well as completing a Professional Management qualification certified by the Institute of Leadership & Management training.
Our Mentoring Program, based on the ‘GROW’ Model, pairs some of our most experienced people with junior members of staff to support them in the development of their career in Cubis Systems. The program begins with training in leadership skills for technical professionals and the mentors then arrange bi-weekly meetings with their mentees where they discuss goal setting, development and progress, working together to develop a plan to achieve their full potential.
Lead by Example
At Cubis Systems, we develop our people at all levels. The Lead by Example suite of training programs enhances the knowledge and skills required to become a more effective leader of people across our organisation. Modules are focused on health and safety, performance reviews, new talent development, performance management and employment legislation. The current Lead by Example training program is focused on the importance of performance management as a personal development and improvement opportunity.
Engaging with employees
We believe that open communication throughout the company is key to fostering collaboration and innovation amongst our employees across the business. We engage with employees through regular online announcements and encourage feedback through employee surveying. We also accommodate monthly site engagement sessions and works and safety committee meetings. Other annual events such as sports tournaments and outdoor activities provide an opportunity for Cubis employees to interact and develop strong working relationships.
Supporting graduates, internships and apprentices
Cubis Systems provides employment opportunities at all skill and education levels through our various employment schemes. Our graduate, apprentice and internship programs help us recruit and develop talent, ensuring we have a strong, diverse and sustainable talent pipeline for the future.
Our Gradstart program provides recent graduates a unique opportunity to gain exposure to all business functions across Cubis Systems by spending allocated time in each of the core business areas. At the end of their first year, Gradstarts work with their mentor to identify a career path that best aligns with their strengths and interests.
We welcome undergraduate students from local universities to spend up to a year during their studies to work for Cubis and gain practical experience related to their degree. After their time with us they return to their studies with a new set of skills and a greater understanding of real-life applications.
Apprenticeships offer an opportunity for individuals to gain relevant, hands-on work experience while pursuing a nationally recognised qualification. Apprenticeships can take between one and seven years to complete and are available up to degree level and beyond. Each year, we take apprenticeship candidates from the communities surrounding our company locations to gain experience in many areas of our business activities.
Fostering inclusion and diversity
Cubis is a multinational and multicultural company shipping product to over 27 countries worldwide. Our aim is to attract and develop a workforce that is as diverse as our customers and our communities. Employing people from a broad range of ethnicities, demographics, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives creates an inclusive workforce. While traditionally, the construction products industry has attracted a higher percentage of males than females, our focus is to create equality beyond the numbers, hiring from a diverse talent pool and offering equal opportunity to all.