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Essential Site Skills emphasise importance of staff wellbeing

For National Work Life Week (7 – 11 October 2019), Essential Site Skills (ESS) took time to recognise their hard-working staff members and their families, as well as their strong belief in a modern working ethos.

As an award-winning, nationwide training provider, ESS promote a working culture where the passion that their business was founded on is visible. They constantly encourage their employees to continue their professional development within their careers, making a point to always listen and offer learning opportunities where possible.

Excessive working hours and a lack of flexibility can lead to a lack of productivity and an unmotivated, uncaring workforce. Ensuring employees are supported in their working week creates a positive outlook, engagement, motivation and a loyalty to the organisation.

ESS are big believers in helping to ensure their employees’ wellbeing is supported both at home and at work. The whole team embolden one another, encourage engagement and champion each individual success – both in and out of work.

Meet Client Sales Co-ordinator, Laura Wagstaff with two of her children, Bronte and Olan.

Laura said: “Working for ESS has been a breath of fresh air for me. I have never felt at ease asking to nip off to children’s school events or appointments and was always weighed down heavily with the guilt, worried that this would affect my progression at work. That is not ESS at all, all managers are so supportive of my home-life commitments which has meant that I can still have a fantastic career as well as being a mummy!”


Meet Training and Consultancy Manager, Michael Harcourt, spending some quality time with his daughter Mila.


Michael said: “Working for ESS has enabled me to spend time at home with my daughter when I’m not out training. This is a huge benefit for me and keeps me motivated to work hard for the company. Work life balance is a big part of the ESS ethos and is actively promoted by my line manager.”


Meet Training and Consultancy Instructor, Matt Fletcher with his two daughters Esme and Lily.

Matt said “Creating a balance between work and family time is so important. ESS have always supported me and I’m given the flexibility to manage my own training diary, so that I can be around for school plays, sports days, drop offs and pick ups.  I really value this time with my children and wife. Your relationship with your employer is a two way street and I can honestly say, after the support I have received they will be repaid in my hard work and graft. That’s the key to a healthy and positive workforce, take care of them and they will give you everything back.”


Every team member at ESS has the opportunity to not only work flexibly, but also do what they enjoy, developing their learning with further training. ESS are a happy and forward thinking team; with a strong belief in the quality and integrity of the training delivered.

Click here to find out more about Essential Site Skills

Brogan O'Callaghan

Destination Chesterfield Coordinator (Marketing and Investment)

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