Good leadership
drives success


In today's competitive marketplace, good leadership plays a vital role in maximising the success and profitability of engineering businesses.

Why good leadership is important

Leadership is a process of social influence which maximises efforts of others towards the achievements of a goal.

Kevin Kruse

  • For engineers

    Leaders have the confidence and knowledge to take charge, project lead and problem solve. They set themselves apart as an engineer whilst adding high value to the businesses and the workplace.

  • For organisations

    Strong leadership and a motivated team can lead to high employee retention, improved operations, the identification of savings opportunities, new product development and in turn greater profit.

Why invest in leadership training

Modern motivation isn’t about Maslow and money, engineers thrive on having problems to solve, complexity to unravel and unique perspectives to grasp. The best leaders understand this and empower their talent to work autonomously within their specialist areas in order to help the organisation achieve its goals.

  • Leaders can be born and made

    Most people are born with a degree of leadership capability. With the right direction and the commitment to invest time and effort into developing the relevant skillset, those people can become good leaders – and even great leaders.

  • New pressures on  businesses

    Changes in workforce behaviour, changes caused by the fourth industrial revolution and the shortage of engineers push businesses to adapt or suffer difficulties in attracting and retaining the best candidates.

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There are many paths to leadership

Through understanding the many different paths to leadership, we help engineers by designing and delivering carefully thought out training solutions that will meet their needs at any stage of their leadership journey.

Over many years working with engineering organisations worldwide, we have identified seven common types of leadership paths that engineers take.

Common paths to leadership for engineers

The first choice for leadership training for engineers

We understand the key differences between leadership and management; the roles, the impact and the benefits. Moreover, we recognise the challenges that engineers and technical people face in harmonising the demands of time, cost and quality, with the softer side of motivating a team. The key here is leadership, and we can help to build this knowledge.
First choice for engineers

Get in touch

Get in touch if you would like to talk to one of advisers to help find the the right course, qualification or solution for you or your team.

Train your team

Tell us your team’s development needs and we’ll come to you with a specialised training programme, customised for your organisation.

What options are available?

  • Off the shelf – we can deliver any of our training courses at your chosen location, providing you with a cost-effective and efficient solution
  • Tailored courses– our personalised programmes can help you work through issues specific to your team or sector and equip you with the practical tools you need to move forward
  • Blended programmes – we use a range of delivery methods, development subjects and performance resources to ensure your team have the knowledge and skills they need to help your business thrive

More about in-house and tailored training.

Offers and bundles

We have a range of options to help you maximise your training budgets.

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Some of the companies we've worked with

  • Alten
  • AMH Material Handling
  • Avara Foods
  • bmt
  • Bombardier
  • Bombardier
  • Frazer Nash
  • Gas Networks Ireland
  • International Nuclear Services
  • JCB
  • Martin Baker
  • National Composited Centre
  • Network Rail
  • Smurfit Kappa
  • sse

Our training acumen

  • Over 30 years of experience delivering training
  • More than 200 courses designed for engineers
  • Over 10,000 engineers trained each year
  • Trusted by over 800 companies
  • Business solutions delivered in 48 countries

Average customer rating: 4.75 out of 5