We were delighted to have recently entertained 28 staff from Amazon at our base in the Brecon Beacons National Park for a team building event.
The focus of the event was to unite all Women Engineers within Amazon across the UK, to build relationships and empower women within engineering roles.
Outline Of Team Building Event
The long term objective to look for long term delivery programmes to integrate into their annual Unite Women in Engineering Retreat.
Through our experiential learning and the ingredients provided by the great outdoors, the objective of the 3 days was to help these women develop and build their relationships, unite and empower the women with a view to strengthening bonds. The importance of this objective was heightened due to the group working in traditionally male dominated roles male dominated roles and are dispersed across different sites in the UK.
Desired outcomes from this team building event were to have fun, lower barriers and create a space where they can bond.
Team Building Event Content
The venue was our centre based in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park. This provided the wild, isolated location required by the group. It helps that it is also a stunning location. We designed a 3 residential event involving team development tasks and challenges. This culminated in the group taking part in a gorge walking activity.
We also arranged evening entertainment with live music at our centre so the group could unwind after a challenging team building day 1. There also had to be obligatory campfire to add that memorable group experience.
Team Building Staff
Colin Brown – Lead Outdoor Instructor
Francesca Burrows – Training Manager and former British Army Combat Medic
Dr. Phil Knowles – Head of Corporate Development
“They provided the whole experience and from the start I built up an amazing relationship with the organiser Fran. We had thorough numerous meetings discussed our aims and goals and I am so proud of my team for what they achieved. It’s been an experience I don’t think I’ll ever be able to put into words and we are excited for the next one.”
B. Braithwaite – Event Organiser, Amazon.