Employees from RPS Group had the opportunity to develop their team working and leadership skills at an exclusive army event.
More than 40 employees visited Chetwynd Barracks in Chilwell where they took part in a series of challenges designed to help them develop their skills.
The day was run jointly by 170 (Infrastructure Support) Engineer Group Royal Engineers and 158 Regiment The Royal Logistic Corps (RLC).
Captain Terry Gillard, engagement and retention officer for 170 (Infrastructure Support) Engineer Group, explained: “I think events like this benefit the building of relationships between organisations and the Army Reserve.
“They have a better understanding of what we do and are more supportive of their employees who are also reservists.
“It also allows the company to learn a few techniques that will boost leadership skills and team building.
“We run similar events for other employers in the engineering sector that we engage with and positive feedback is always received from those who take part.”
On the day the employees were taught about the work of the Army Reserve before taking part in a planning exercise, a command task and a first-aidscenario. These were all designed to improve the group’s ability to work together in order to tackle any situation.
Captain Ben Wing, from 203 Transport Squadron of 158 Regiment RLC, said: “I’m running a planning exercise which is normally for potential officers.
“It’s a great way of getting people to work together, share ideas and formulate a plan in a pressurised situation.”
RPS Group is multinational consultancy in energy resources and built and natural environment working across diverse sectors in areas of engineering, architecture, project management, to occupational health and cultural heritage consulting.
David Dunbar, operations director of RPS, said: “It’s really useful for us to integrate as a company and reinforce the idea that we are all part of something bigger.
“I think it’s a really engaging environment that is totally new for a lot of our staff and it’s a very positive experience which I think will benefit the company in many ways.”