Taylor Woodrow staff learn on-site

Lloyd, Tom
July 2004
IT Training;Jul/Aug2004, p7
Trade Publication
Building company Taylor Woodrow PLC has successfully trained 1,500 staff on two core Information Technology (IT) systems in just four months, following its purchase of a rival firm. Staff needed to learn to use two critical applications: a program used by sales staff to process house sales, and one used by site managers to order materials from a central procurement system. There were also a variety of other applications that different staff needed to train on. The company brought in two trainers from Learn IT to supplement its three-strong in-house team, and used two of PC Coaching's vehicles as mobile training rooms. Trainers traveled around the country delivering two weeks of training at each site immediately after the new systems were rolled out. Taylor Woodrow has worked with PC Coaching in the past, but this was its first time with Learn IT. Prior to the project, Learn IT trainers spent time learning Taylor Woodrow's culture and systems.


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