ECITB – The ACTIVE CUP Cranfield University

RB Plant were privileged to enter the ACTIVE Cup Competition organised by the ECITB (Engineering Construction Industry Training Board). The ECITB is renowned for its unwavering commitment to supporting employers with their training needs across a wide range of craft, technical and professional disciplines.

This was RB Plant’s first entry into this competition with 10 other companies and the experience did not disappoint. This team comprised Mitchell Carter, Dominic Kempt, Matt Taylor, Andy Wheeler and Lauriann Williams.

The team couldn’t be faulted for their energy, enthusiasm and ability to perform extremely well under pressure having given up their entire weekend and working long days from 6am until midnight! Although RB Plant didn’t win the event, it was an exceptional learning and team-building experience, further enhancing their project management skills. This is a vital component of the engineer’s professional development to manage deliverables to the required quality on time in full meeting client’s budgets.

Mitchell Carter – Process Engineer for RB Plant who attended added his personal experience of the weekend.

“The ACTIVE Cup was an unforgettable experience. It was a pressure cooker for project management and delivery. I personally found that the competition really showed me the kind of person I am under pressure. Throughout the competition I found I was able to focus and be calm under the pressure. What I learnt was that collaboration and teamwork does not just come within the team I am working in. It extends to the client and beyond to suppliers and external contractors to deliver a successful project. I like to think I have tried my best to bring the collaborative work ethic to my day to day job. This involves honest and open communication within the RB Plant project team and any other parties that are involved or consulted as part of a project delivery”.

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