Solihull colleagues have put their non-production week to good use, creating experiences colleagues, family, friends and the local community will love for life.
If you thought it was going to be quiet at Solihull during the recent non-production week, think again. Between Monday 4th November and Friday 8th November, Solihull colleagues have jumped at the opportunity to get involved in a range of different activities.
As a result of feedback from our colleagues, Solihull’s management team handed over the keys to their management vehicles for colleagues to take their friends and family out for experience drives.
Craig Mortimer, who fits window aperture seals in FA2 was one of those to take his family out for a spin. He explained, “It’s been five years since I started at Solihull and I’ve never had the chance to drive the cars we build; I couldn’t miss this opportunity. Me and the girls loved the experience and all I’m sure for the next few months all I’m going to get asked is ‘when are we going to get one Daddy!’”
In the local area neighbouring the plant, Range Rovers were swapped for wheelbarrows as over 650 hours of community activity took place.
Colleagues have been in community parks maintaining and clearing, working on the JLR community allotment and were thanked by the Mayor of Solihull after improving facilities at Balsall Common Primary School.
Dave Handley, a Principle Engineer along with a team of willing volunteers put their green fingers to use at the local allotment. He commented, “To give something back to our local community feels great. Everyone who has volunteered should be proud of themselves and the positive impact they are having on those who need it the most.”
The non-production time has also been a valuable opportunity to reflect, align and look forward. Everyone who manages a production team at Solihull participated in the ‘Accelerating Change’ two-day offsite workshop, as well as various other activities.
Dave Owen, Solihull Operations Director commented, “This week colleagues have been involved in a range of activities, supporting local good causes, experiencing our amazing vehicles and taking time to reflect and plan for changing how we work together. Thank you to everyone who has been involved and to those who have stepped out of their comfort zone."
You can check out all of the action from the non-production week at Solihull here.
This week colleagues have been involved in a range of activities, supporting local good causes, experiencing our amazing vehicles and taking time to reflect and plan for changing how we work together. Thank you to everyone who has been involved and to those who have stepped out of their comfort zone.