Cruden recruits new learning and development specialist

Amy Hand

THE Cruden Group has recruited learning and development specialist, Amy Hand, to support the firm’s HR team and help in the future development of employees. 

The group, which has around 600 employees, has also announced an expansion of its Modern Apprenticeship programme by supporting graduate apprenticeships and other trainee opportunities.

Amy Hand has previously worked across a number of third and private sector organisations, including Sight Scotland and BMW. Cruden said she brings specific expertise in blended learning, combining online and in-person learning, as well as training design and delivery.

Laura Davidson, HR manager for the Cruden Group, said, “In the current climate where businesses are struggling to fill key roles, it is more important than ever to develop our existing employees. In this role we were looking for someone who would consolidate the areas of good practice that already exist at Cruden, but not be afraid to challenge the status quo.

“We wanted someone to show us how and where technology can be used to improve our learning and development offering, and most importantly help foster a learning culture across the organisation. We have already seen tangible results from Amy’s appointment.”

Amy Hand added, “I’m delighted to join the team at Cruden and look forward to driving our commitment to lifelong learning for all. Creating this new role with the focus firmly on investing in and developing the workforce, demonstrates Cruden’s commitment to future proofing talent in the business.”