Monford become first Australian construction company to partner with the CIOB
Based out of Perth, Monford Group have become the first Australian construction company to commit towards a fully Chartered workforce by entering a Training Partnership with the Chartered Institute of Building.
Through the partnership Monford will gain access to bespoke training, learning plans and ongoing developmental opportunities that will give them an edge in a construction market set to grow by 1.6% each year until 2030. The agreement will see Monford employees benefit from international recognition gained through Chartered membership of the CIOB.
Declan White, Managing Director at Monford Group said: “We are delighted to be the first organisation to establish a training partnership with the CIOB in Australia. Given the steady growth forecast in the Australian construction market over the course of the next decade, we remain committed to increasing the capability of our workforce and embedding a culture of professionalism into every aspect of our work. We are delighted to partner with the CIOB who share our commitment to upholding the highest standards in construction and embed the core values of integrity, honesty and leadership in their training portfolio.”
With over 150 members of staff, Monford operate across the infrastructure and resources sectors. The Group has provided construction services on mine sites, gas plants, power plants and pipelines. Current projects include the development of the Stadium Rail Alliance project and Wheatstone Village on the western coast.
Commenting on the announcement, Bridget Bartlett, Deputy Chief Executive of the CIOB said: “Monford plays an important role in delivering quality services and major infrastructure projects in the Australian construction market. We know that Australia is a demanding environment to work in and recognise the need to look at ways in which contractors can differentiate themselves and enhance the service they offer to clients.
Bartlett added; “Professionalism is at the core of the work we do and is imperative to developing strong relationships across the construction industry – whether at home, or abroad. Our work with Monford signals the quality of the CIOB’s training partnerships which will enable employees to make the most of their talent, and achieve greater recognition amongst potential clients.”
Further information about the CIOB’s Training Partnerships programme can be found at: www.ciob.org/company-membership/training-partnerships.
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