Maria Sava Director of Operations
Set up the Academy with CEO Sylvie Neylon

Neylons manager Maria Sava Photo Martina Regan

Why an Academy?

The Neylons Academy For Growth is a unique in-house training programme that provides all staff with an opportunity to progress to management level. It was formed in 2014 when Neylons recognised the increasing need for skilled site managers. The Academy is used to train individuals who are keen to fill this need.

The programme is delivered by our Director of Operations, Maria Sava, and is funded solely by the company. The objectives of the Academy are to enhance operational measurement and management strengths in order to deliver sustainable customer satisfaction, mobilise skilled staff to complete projects on customer sites, ensure staff succession planning, service continuity and growth capacity, to develop a pro-active culture of first-time success with staff trained and accredited to the highest standards in order to deliver quality customer service, sustain current business and build for the future. The Academy also plays a pivotal role in managing behaviours within the company structures.

Mihai Moldovan Southern Operations Director
First Academy Graduate Cohort 2014

Neylons manager Mihai Moldovan Photo Martina Regan

The Graduates

See what Mihai, one of Neylons Academy For Growth first graduates says:

“This programme gave me a new set of eyes. I learned to recognise the best from each individual and that each is different but very good in their own way.”

Mihai is now the Southern Director of Operations

Neylons has enjoyed a succession of graduates for 3 years running, ranging from our first class in 2014 of 5 graduates to our latest class of over 25 students in 2017. All graduates are now in management roles within the company. We are confident our focus on staff training is one of the most important investments made for the company’s future.