Vivienne Compton is Director/Founder of Industry Learning Solutions Limited (ILS), a Costain Supply Chain approved, staff development company working with manufacturers across Wales and the UK. She was appointed to the Wales Nuclear Forum steering group in 2018.
Viv has been providing staff and organisational development solutions to employers for over 20 years and closely manages the relationship between industry and education partners to ensure companies maximize the opportunities available to them for Levy funding and achieving ROI. Through a collaborative approach she was instrumental in developing, securing and piloting a new tailored Apprenticeship ‘Future Team Leader’ associate programme for Honda of the UK Manufacturing Ltd incorporating engineering training provided by a Welsh FE college in a three-way partnership. Viv has previously worked with Bridgwater College and the National Skills Academy for Nuclear who have a close connection with HPC and the new nuclear industry. She was reminded at a recent Costain supply chain event that 80% of new nuclear is non-nuclear!
With industry experience gained in Exxon Chemical geotextiles manufacturing and ICC (Telcordia) building market-share in the UK, European and American markets, Viv now supports Welsh supply chain companies in Aerospace, Automotive and Nuclear. Viv keeps her customers ‘front and centre’ at all times – working in partnership to manage external training requirements. She specialises in Lean Manufacturing, Operational Excellence and ILM Management. Viv holds a Masters’ degree in Education Management, is Governor on the executive board of the largest FE college in Wales, sits on the steering group of the Wales Nuclear Forum and is a Skills Ambassador for the Aerospace Wales Forum. She keeps bees and produces her own woodland honey.
A recent graduate of Cardiff Metropolitan University’s sector leading 20Twenty Business Growth programme Viv says. “I am a strong advocate of life-long learning at any age. Employers who choose to support their staff with work-relevant skills are investing in the future of their company and sending a strong motivational message to the individual. With Brexit around the corner, a motivated workforce could become your strongest asset.”