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SYNETIQ launches its first leadership and development programme to help reduce growing skills gap

SYNETIQ, an IAA company, has introduced their first Leadership and Development Programme to help reduce the growing skills gap.

SYNETIQ, the UK’s leading integrated salvage, dismantling and vehicle recycler, has launched the programme following results from the Department of Education’s Employee Skills Survey which revealed an increasing skills gap within the UK in comparison to previous years (5.7%, up from 4.4% in 2017).


SYNETIQ launches its first leadership and development programme to help reduce growing skills gap soc

The survey also showed an increase in the number of employers reporting that they had at least one employee who was not fully proficient in their role. There was also a decrease in the number of employers providing training for colleagues and a reduction in investment in colleague training.

Commenting about these results, Natalie Buckley, People Director at SYNETIQ, said: 

“These are worrying statistics, especially at a time where we’re seeing so much change within the industry which naturally creates a skills gap.

Now is the time to be upskilling and investing in colleagues’ development to help identify training needs and to prevent the skills gap from growing.

Our first Leadership and Development Programme has been put in place to address this issue internally. Our monthly training modules are designed to give our colleagues the tools, skills and knowledge to do their jobs to the very best of their abilities. This then ensures we’re doing the very best for our clients and customers.”

According to the Department of Education, there is a growing demand for employee development and providing a solid training programme is an essential part for business growth.

Natalie continued: 

“Our programme brings with it a range of benefits including creating a sense of value amongst colleagues, increasing productivity and performance, boosting morale, creating a uniformity of work processes and it prepares colleagues for higher responsibilities.

We’re so proud to offer this learning opportunity along with our mentoring and apprenticeship programmes as we continue to support, invest and help our colleagues flourish within their roles.”


SYNETIQ Ltd., the UK-based business unit of IAA Holdings, LLC (IAA), an RB Global, Inc. company, is the leading integrated salvage, dismantling and vehicle recycling company in the UK, formed to become the most innovative and trusted business in the industry. An integrated, data-driven and innovative business, SYNETIQ has led the way in raising industry standards and continually innovates ways of working to deliver great value, ensure complete compliance and provide a positive experience. SYNETIQ is proud to have major household names in its portfolio, including insurers, accident management companies, fleets, police forces, logistics companies, vehicle repair body shops, and remanufacturers. With cutting-edge data and software solutions, multiple sites, a specialist vehicle recovery fleet and over 800 dedicated UK-based employees, customers and clients trust SYNETIQ to create bespoke solutions to deliver the maximum benefit for their business. 

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Owain Griffiths

Head of Circular Economy at Volvo Cars

Owain joined Volvo Cars in June 2021 to lead Circular Economy in the Global Sustainability Team. The company has committed to being a circular business by 2040 and has financial, recycled content and CO2 based targets for 2025, all of which Owain is working across the company to make happen. Owain previously worked for circular economy consultancy Oakdene Hollins where he advised businesses on evidence led circular economy implementation. 

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The presentation will cover the work Volvo Cars is doing to achieve 2025 but mainly focus on the transformational work towards 2040 and the business and value chain changes being considered. Attention will be paid to the way vehicles are being dealt with at the end of life and the complexities of closing material and component loops. Opportunities and challenges which Volvo Cars is facing will be presented including engagement with 3rd parties and increasing pressure from stakeholders.

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