National Timber Group launches management development programme in Scotland

23 June 2022

The National Timber Group (NTG) has launched a management development programme to boost career paths within the group’s companies in Scotland.

The first cohort of 10 aspiring managers are from all over Scotland, working in operations, internal and external sales, as assistant branch managers, and in business support roles. They are drawn from Thornbridge, Rembrand Timber, Scotia Roofing & Building Supplies, the National Timber Centre and the Business Support Team.

Over the next six months the programme will provide both professional and personal development through a mixture of NTG in-house workshops and bespoke residential development days created with JAMES Learning and Development Ltd. 

Time will also be spent on the road with NTG’s business support team shadowing their diverse activities in branches. 

“Investing in the development of our people is key to everything we do at NTG,” said Irene Robertson, business development director NTG Scotland.

“Our selection process for the programme was face to face so we could properly gauge level of interest and desire to manage people in our organisation. 

“The senior management team are involved in the workshops. We’ll be sharing knowledge on key topics from pricing to stock management, and supporting some personal development on personal brand, communication skills and change management. In other words, all the things we wish we had been told about when we started our careers!”

PICCAP: The first cohort of 10 aspiring managers taking part in the National Timber Group Scotland management development programme