Talent Development Programme.

Talent Development Programme – ‘Building Careers’

At RG Falla, we are proud of our history of developing talent in staff who join us, either straight from school or via a change of career from another profession. With close links to the Guernsey College of Further Education, we can structure a formal training plan to suit an individual’s ambitions over a range of career paths in construction..

Examples of training we offer:

  • Trades training apprenticeships:  City and Guilds qualifications in carpentry, decorating or trowel trades, involving day release to College.
  • Management training: BTEC Level 3 and 4 qualifications, involving day release to College of Further Education, leading onto a degree programme.
  • Site Management training: CIOB Level 3 and 4, day release to College of Further Education.
  • Quantity Surveying training: BTEC Level 3 and 4 qualifications, involving day release to College of Further Education, leading onto degree programme.

Please contact us directly at careers@rgfalla.gg.

RG Falla Limited Talent Development Programme

We believe the key to the future of the company is in the identification, recruitment and training of new talent. The Talent Development Programme aims to attract and retain the brightest talent, to fill skills gaps and to future-proof the workforce. We aim to achieve this by:

  • Close liaison with training partners e.g. CGFE and CIOB
  • Internal training programme/pathway/targets
  • Personal development plans with support from line managers and TDP team
  • Visiting schools to promote careers in the construction industry
  • Recognising different skill sets
  • Encouraging trainees and new employees to work alongside experienced employees to share learning and knowledge
  • Mentorship
  • Provide employees with clear sense of purpose, and an understanding of their role in the company

A Day In The Life.

Andy Butt

Andy joined RG Falla aged 15, as an apprentice carpenter in 1999. He successfully completed his 5 year apprenticeship and CIOB Level 3 Site Supervisor course. With extensive experience in carpentry and joinery he is a valued member of the RG Falla team. Andy is currently studying for the CIOB Level 4 Diploma in Site Management. 

Andy is married with two young children, and enjoys sport, running and playing guitar.

What do you enjoy about your work?

Like Billy, I enjoy seeing a project from start to finish – seeing something that you can look back on and be proud of. A standout project for me was the Rockmount. I also like the range of work I get involved with from small projects to well-known local buildings.

What do you particularly like about working at RG Falla?

I am the third generation of my family to work for RG Falla, so it still feels like a family business, where we are all looked after and supported. There are some great characters and we all get on really well.

Billy Le Poullain

Billy attended school in Alderney, and came to RG Falla for his year 10 week’s work experience, aged 15. He enjoyed it so much that in 2011 he moved to Guernsey to start a carpentry and joinery apprenticeship with RG Falla when he was 16.

Billy completed a 5 year Apprenticeship attaining his C&G Carpentry and Joinery qualification, and CIOB Level 3 Supervisory course.

RG Falla are keen to see Billy develop his career and are supporting him through a 2 year,  CIOB Level 4 Course in Site Management, which he hopes to complete this summer.

Away from work Billy is a well-known local amateur boxer, competing in the Commonwealth Games in Australia in 2018, and winning the Channel Island Sports Personality of the Year Award 2017.

What do you enjoy about your work?

I enjoy seeing a project through from start to finish. It’s great to see your own workmanship in a public place, for example The Slaughterhouse restaurant, and take pride in your personal involvement. 

What do you particularly like about working at RG Falla?

Definitely the camaraderie, we have a really good team, and work together well.

Bradley Smith

After completing his GCSE’s Brad attended Guernsey College, completing a 2 year course in Art and Design. In 2016 he decided on a change of direction and joined RG Falla as an apprentice carpenter. 

Brad is now 3 years into his apprenticeship, working alongside Andy, and is enjoying the wide range of work experience he is getting at RG Falla.

Away from work Brad is a keen football player, and cyclist, cycling at Island level for the Guernsey Velo Club.

What do you enjoy about your work?

I am exposed to a wide range of jobs, and getting to advance my skills at work to complement what I am learning at college. I have enjoyed working on kitchens for the Guernsey Housing Association.

What do you particularly like about working at RG Falla?

I like how everyone is really friendly;  the management are approachable and I feel able to ask any questions and discuss my work and career path with them. I work with a great team which makes day to day work enjoyable

Sammy Archenoul

Sammy joined RG Falla in September 2018, as a trainee site engineer having completed a Level 3 full time engineering course at Guernsey College. Sammy is now half way through a BTEC Level 4 HNC in Construction and the Built Environment, and once completed hopes to undertake an on-island degree, supported by RG Falla.

In his spare time Sammy likes to keep fit, and play football for the island.

What do you enjoy about your work?

I enjoy that my job means I get to spend my days both on site and in the office, and no two days are the same. I am working on an exciting project, with a friendly team.

What do you particularly like about working at RG Falla?

Having decided on a career in construction, I wanted to work at RG Falla as they the biggest construction company on the island and were able to offer me great career and training opportunities.

Working in Construction.

There are over 150 different career options available in construction and at RG Falla we offer over 20 different roles. 

We have a number of options of how you can work for us:

Apprenticeships
We offer day release courses and support for trade based careers such as decorators, carpenters and trowel trades.

Trainee Roles
We offer day release courses in conjunction with Guernsey College for technical and management courses such as quantity surveying, engineering and project management.

Urban Myths about working in Construction:

  • You don’t have to be male! 
  • You don’t have to be site-based – there are a number of roles that are office based or there are some where you could spend 50% on site and 50% in the office.

Why work in construction?

  • You are part of a team.
  • You help to produce something that you can show off and be proud of.
  • It is very rare to have two days the same working in construction.
  • RG Falla will support you with your career on island. We provide mentoring and help you gain the qualifications you need.
  • Working in Construction is a long-term, varied and rewarding career.  

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