Lucy Percival, Paul Turner and Ian Hickmott, all senior technicians with Weeks Laboratories, are among the first wave of technicians to complete skills blocks successfully.
'Much of content is everyday stuff that we already know how to do, but it shows you where you have gaps in your training' says Hickmott. Percival agrees, adding that 'it sets out what we are expected to know and do at our particular level'.
Turner says it has created a path to follow if you want to change things: 'If you want to get out of cube crushing this is a way to do it'.
Although active participants in the scheme, all three agree that it is important for staff morale that it is not held against you if you don't do it. Interestingly, since the introduction of the scheme they perceive management to be more open and believe many more things are now available to them.