Training and Development

Training and Development

Why It Matters

As a key infrastructure builder, Gamuda conducts high-risk and high-skilled construction works at densely populated areas. Therefore safety is important and we need to ensure our workers are well equipped with the specific knowledge and safety awareness to operate at our project sites, and that the level of competency amongst them is consistent. Establishing our own training centres that cater to the specific requirements of our projects have led to increased work efficiency and allowed us to be more professional as we execute the infrastructure projects.

On the ground for our various projects, we strive to equip all our employees with proper and structured training before they begin work as this is important to ensure all the tools, equipment and machineries are operated in a safe manner. Through proper training, we could reduce downtime and maintenance cost while ensuring the smooth operation throughout the project duration.

As a key infrastructure builder, we need to ensure our workers are well equipped with the specific knowledge and safety awareness to operate at our project sites, and that the level of competency amongst them is consistent.

Establishing our training centres that cater to the specific requirements of our projects have led to increased work efficiency and allowed us to be more professional as we execute the infrastructure developments. Our training and development initiatives include the below.

Gamuda Plant Operator School (GPOS)

Established in 1997 to streamline the different competency levels of crane and earthmoving plant operations in Malaysia, GPOS has trained more than 45,000 trainees. GPOS trained as many as 75 percent of Malaysia's certified crane operators.

Tunnelling Training Academy (TTA)

In 2011, Gamuda set up the world's first Tunnelling Training Academy, upskilling over 1,000 trainees in the highly specialised field of the tunnelling industry. The training courses designed in collaboration with international experts from Siemens, Bosch, to Herrenknecht from Germany.

KVMRT Safety Training Centre

Established in collaboration with CIDB and National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) as a pioneering institution to elevate the Occupational, Safety and Health (OSH) standards. Training programmes are focused on developing skills and competency in high-risk activities, with training based on the Construction Skills Certification Scheme, Master Trainer Programme and Safety Performance Assessment Scheme.

BIM Academy

Established with the aim of training over 1,000 employees and subcontractors from 2020-2022 to be able to design and operate automated process using BIM software for our projects.

Construction Management Programme (CMP)

CMP is offered via the Construction Training Unit (CTU) to boost the quality of our managers by utilising real site work exposure to train young site supervisors and engineers. This programme facilitates training with internationally benchmarked construction skills adopted from the best practices in Australia, Europe and Singapore, and accredited by CIDB for Civil and Structural or Building and Architectural Works.

Gamuda Excellence Transformation (GET)

Instituted in 2020, the GET unit drives and elevates digital excellence across the Group in collaboration with all business units to improve our digital engineering landscape and catalysing innovative opportunities.

Gamuda Learning Centre (GLC)

Centralised learning centre for the Group which oversees the training and development of all employees including skills-based, technical training and professional competence.

English Language Unit (ELU)

Established in 2016 to upskill our employees’ English language competency. We have our dedicated e-Resources for English Language Learning (eReLL) and conduct training sessions for employees in critical function departments

Career Development Unit (CDU)

The CDU is set up as part of talent development initiatives to support and encourage employees to take ownership of their career in Gamuda. CDU offers internal career guidance and coaching to enhance employee’s effectiveness in current and future roles. Employees are also provided with access to assessment tools to discover their personal strengths and development needs to navigate their career progression in the workplace.