A team building event gets physical for Amey at Glencorse Barracks

30 October 2018
Amey employees carrying out an assault course.

A team on our Regional Prime Scotland and Northern Ireland contract recently teamed up with colleagues from the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and the Army Regional Infrastructure Cells (RICs) team for a physical team building exercise to improve their communication and relationships. Also joining them on the day at Glencorse Barracks were colleagues from the Aramark Defence Services. Representatives from each of the four businesses made up five teams.

The Army RICs were in charge of arranging the events on the day and manoeuvring the teams through the challenges they had arranged. The planning and focus throughout the event was mainly on building relationships, creating team building opportunities and working together. The teams had to work together on five team building challenges, the same ones that are used by Army recruits when they begin their induction.

The event kicked off with a quiz to break the ice. Lunch was a BBQ provided by Aramark and was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone in attendance. Following this, the teams took part in a camouflage face painting competition, which was an interesting take on building relationships to say the least.

The five No Command Tasks are low level risk physical challenges and taking part is voluntary so they attended a health and safety briefing, training and PPE fitment beforehand. The young Army recruits who complete similar team building challenges as part of their induction rely on their youth and physical advantage, but the five teams competing on the day had a lot of work and life experience. They approached the challenges, and completed them successfully, using and developing their scoping, planning, communication and delivery skills to get through each of the five challenges together as one team.

Steven Ellison, Operations Director for Regional Prime Scotland & Northern Ireland, said:

“It is fair to say that they all learned at least something about their colleagues and a lot about themselves. All in all, a great day enjoyed by all and a few stories that will be retold long after the aches and pains have worn off.”