Team Building for HMS Albion

  • Author: Nichola Aldridge
  • Date: Friday 21st July 2017
Team Building for HMS Albion Team Building for HMS Albion

Members of HMS Albion’s Ship’s Company have carried out some team-building training at Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC) prior to the ship returning to sea for the first time in six years

The Albion teams were also given tasks to complete in a range of scenarios from setting up a communications post to transferring stores and people across a river to deliver humanitarian aid.

For Leading Engineering Technician James Joce, who has served on HMS Albion for the past 18 months, it gave him an insight into what he may face on his Leading Rates Leadership Course later this year.  He said:  “Our divisional hierarchy are here, so the Chief Petty Officers are in overall charge and then the Leading Hands are working as section heads with the lads below.  It’s made me think about leadership qualities and helped me build my kind of leadership.  It’s given me a heads-up of what to expect when I go on course.”

This was one of a series of training packages organised for HMS Albion’s Ship’s Company put together by Lieutenant Nick Robinson at the Royal Naval Leadership Academy. 

Captain Jol Woodard, the Commanding Officer of BRNC said: “The training has been delivered by HMS Albion’s Senior Rates supported by our Staff here at the RNLA.  Prior to this the Senior Rates attended a one-day command, leadership and management course to refresh their skills and introduce new concepts of coaching and team building. We hope that the Ship’s Company will develop these skills further back on board. We will continue to work with them and any other RN units that wish to use the facilities at BRNC and the expertise of the RNLA Staff to further develop their coaching, mentoring and team building skills.”

HMS Albion was placed in extended readiness at Devonport Naval Base in 2011 and in the past two years has undergone a major refit in preparation for return to operational service. The ship sailed for trials on Friday 16 June 

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