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The Engagement and Leadership Immersive Training Experience (ELITE) is a one-day, immersive, multi-media induction programme, designed to enable everyone working across the EKFB supply chain to live the values expected of them.

EKFB is a joint venture that brings together international, market-leading expertise from four leading civil engineering and construction companies: Eiffage, Kier, Ferrovial Construction and BAM Nuttall.

EKFB has been appointed by HS2 to deliver civil engineering works across an 80km section of the new high speed rail link between the Chiltern Tunnel and Long Itchington Wood.

ELITE is delivered at a purpose-built centre in South Northamptonshire.

About the Day

A hard hitting, multi-media narrative examines a number of factors that contribute to a fatal incident involving a member of the public. High-quality production standards and industry-leading technology deliver a powerful immersive experience.

ELITE gives participants a lasting awareness of their role within EKFB’s culture and develops an understanding that, regardless of role, rank or function, the creation and maintenance of an effective, values-based organisational culture is everyone’s equal responsibility.

ELITE helps participants recognise the need for a culture of open and active communication: that people at all levels should expect and welcome the opportunity to Speak Up and to be challenged over adherence to the EKFB values.

Part 2 of ELITE is a Practical Leadership and Engagement Skills workshop. Participants explore the critical role of communication in delivering on the values; giving people an understanding of their own behaviour and the potential impact of this behaviour on colleagues, as well as practical communication tools to take back to the workplace.


In a single day we allow people to hear and see experiences and emotions that would take them months to understand on site to really bring them forward into understanding that making the right choice is important

Glenn Christiansen, Compliance & Business Assurance Director, EKFB

I’ve worked in the construction industry for over 30 years and seen some serious incidents. ELITE is completely different to any other type of training I’ve done because it immerses participants in the environment and brings home the impact of a serious incident on site

Andy Swift, Delivery Director, EKFB


The entire day was hugely engaging and thought provoking, using multiple film sets, audio visual equipment, and a highly relatable plot line to make the day varied and captivating. Definitely the most value I have ever taken away from a day of training, and will stick in my mind for a very long time

David Dickinson, Consents and Environment Project Director on HS2 Phase One, ASC JV

Fantastic training programme. One of the best experiences I have had. I believe this will be a game changer for our industry’s health, safety & wellbeing

Workshop participant

One of the most interactive, educative, and eye-opening inductions I’ve had. It made me challenge myself

Workshop participant

As a new graduate civil engineer this has totally changed my views on how to interact with people in the future. A really great event

Workshop participant