At Optimum, all staff members are encouraged to continually improve their skills and knowledge.

Training and development

At Optimum, all staff members are encouraged to continually improve their skills and knowledge.

There are no barriers to advancement at Optimum, and every individual follows a fluid career path that offers the potential to change discipline.

For example, people have moved across into finance from engineering; from maintenance into management; and from administration into IT. Others have extended the breadth of their technical knowledge to cover a range of skills, so that they can work across multiple roles or become a Project Manager.

Investing in excellence

We invest on average £900 per year, per employee.

We are proud of our unparalleled, comprehensive training programme. Because we are not a large, faceless corporation, there is no chance of anyone being lost in the system, or overlooked, as happens in some organisations.

In fact, Optimum has the friendly, relaxed atmosphere of a family company, in which everyone is on first name terms and knows that their contribution is valued and integral to our success. There is no hierarchy to restrict anyone communicating directly with any of their colleagues about any matter, even at Director level.

Sharing our knowledge

We do not only train our own staff. When contracts are won and customer personnel join our team, we ensure that they are retrained the Optimum way – we don’t just change their T-shirt!

We are transparent about our training processes and our customers enjoy visibility of our training plans through our Opti-MIS system and our induction activity. Customers’ staff members are also able to attend our training courses.

Typical skills that can be developed at Optimum include:

  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Boilers
  • Refrigeration
  • Air conditioning
  • Water treatment
  • Fabric
  • Maintenance
  • Project management
  • Administrative management
  • Accounting & Finance
  • IT