Productivity Through People

Productivity Through People

A twelve-month programme in partnership with three world class manufacturers; BAE Systems, Siemens and Rolls-Royce, designed to support and invest in the manufacturers of tomorrow. Gain access to the latest techniques, thinking and research to transform your productivity and working practices.

About the Programme

You'll begin with a residential induction, which is a two-day overnight event made up of leadership exercises, focused discussions and peer-to-peer learning. Stepping outside of your workplace, you'll be encouraged to think about your business differently and reflect on your current practices. This experience is designed to develop trust amongst the participants, breaking down the barriers to learning and providing opportunities to connect your new knowledge to real-life situations.

Following this, you'll participate in a series of elements to develop your knowledge and skills as well as an unparalleled opportunity to meet key people from leading UK organisations where excellence in productivity lies at the heart of business. You will have access to gold standard manufacturing organisations including BAE Systems, Siemens and Rolls-Royce.  These companies will demonstrate how they have transformed their workplace by putting employee engagement at the very centre of their improvement processes.

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Programme Elements

The Productivity Through People Programme includes two non-consecutive days away from the workplace every month. You'll participate in a range of challenges, workshops and tasks to develop the tools and techniques to transform your productivity and working practices, and the focus on practical learning means there are no formal assessments. You may need to do some pre-reading, and you'll be expected to contribute via the online forum. 

A residential induction to build trust and start the challenge

Masterclasses from world-class speakers such as Jonathan Warburton, Edwin Booth and John Timpson

Business workshops addressing the key issues facing SMEs, as well as shadowing opportunities for observational learning

Access to gold standard manufacturing organisations including BAE Systems, Siemens and Rolls-Royce

An online forum to discuss, debate and share knowledge

Individual mentoring by an experienced manager from our industrial partners, providing coaching and support.

Get in touch

To discover more about the Productivity Through People programme, and how it could transform your organisation, please complete our enquiry form and we'll be in touch shortly.

The Benefits

This programme will help you to empower and engage front line staff leading to better usage of skills and abilities, transforming management practices and developing leadership skills.You will develop a support network of other SME owner/managers to build a more productive future together, and the exposure to world-class manufacturing environments will enable you to formulate high-performance workplace strategies.

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"It’s not that people are our best asset – it’s that at the end of the day they are any organisation’s only asset. Engaging employees in the mission and purpose of the company, and really empowering them to do the job as effectively as possible, lies at the heart of successful organisations.” 

Nigel Whitehead, Chief Technology Officer, BAE Systems


Costs & Apply

This programme has received significant investment from the industrial partners, both in its design and finance. As a result the subsidised cost of this programme is £2,500 per delegate. For more details or to join our next programme, please get in touch with us before completing an Application Form.




Our Partners

The Productivity Through People programme is proud to have investment partners in Lancaster University and Lancashire Enterprise Partnership, and work with the Northwest Aerospace Alliance.