Talent is retained within the company through developing workplace engagement with substantial opportunities for progression. We are an employer of choice, and have invested heavily to build a dedicated, highly committed team.
Personnel development is a key focus for the company and our culture is one that is conducive to learning and progression. This is emphasised not only in terms of technical capability, but also covers areas such as leadership, teamwork and communication. In addition to standard OPITO approved offshore personal survival, first aid and medical certification training; BOSIET, MIST (Minimum Industry Safety Training), employees have individual CPD plans, and are offered membership to a professional body as part of their employment benefit package. A number of Bibby HydroMap personnel (and main vessel crew) have successfully undertaken the JNCC approved Marine Mammal Observation (MMO) course.
Employees are supported through additional academic and professional learning through bespoke, structured development plans designed to optimise individual abilities and talent. The company provides resources and opportunities for employees to achieve their career goals; offering mentoring, access to external training and work experience, academic progression and formal performance recognition.
The company is active in the National Apprentice Scheme within the UK, providing a framework for the support and development of apprentices within the company. Targeting college leavers with A-Level mathematics, physics, geography, IT, geology, or similar, the scheme aims to attract those interested in a career in hydrographic surveying or marine geophysics. Personal mentoring and professional training is provided with the opportunity to pursue an exciting career and the prospect of advancement in the company structure.