94% of employees would stay longer at a company if it offered learning and development opportunities. MGISS employees are involved in career development through CPD or various courses; which helps them feel empowered. We encourage opportunities for training and development and attendance to conferences and networking events to promote learning and connection with kindred professionals.
Our values govern our day-to-day work, believing in an inclusive, positive, trustworthy and informed workforce. We’ve participated in Equality, Diversity & Inclusion training (with Health@Work/Declan Doyle) to improve our outlook on everchanging work practices across all dynamics. Additionally, Mental Health Awareness training (with The Mind Map/Philip Bridges) helped us become more understanding and empathic towards each other and highlight the significance of mental health interventions. We have completed full Mental Health First Aid training, in addition to having two qualified Emergency First Aiders in the team.
We regularly supervise student projects and dissertations at University College London (UCL), for aspiring GIS Professionals on topics ranging from geospatial detection of assets, to positional accuracy of augmented reality in the built environment.
We recently sponsored a PhD student at University of Liverpool Centre for Doctoral Training in remote observation and urban analysis. These activities are supported by our Academic Liaison (GIS Consultant) who also attends UCL careers fairs – to answer questions and support graduates about to embark on their career in GIS.