UK-based engineering solution provider Nylacast are proud to have been shortlisted as Finalists for the 2014 “Made in the UK” awards for best Apprenticeship & Training Scheme.
Having won the “Made in the Midlands” award in May, up against Siemens and Caparo Industries, Nylacast were automatically nominated as finalists for the national awards which took place at the BT Convention Centre in Liverpool on the 21st of July.
The Made in the UK event which featured an exhibition and conference program alongside the awards evening showcased and celebrated the best of the world renowned UK manufacturing industry and its future. It also welcomed a range of UK manufacturers selected as winners from across 10 regional award dinners in recent months, with a total of over 700 guests.
The manufacturing Apprenticeship and Training Scheme Award held 9 contenders, all of whom provided firm competition, including globally recognised manufactures including Jaguar Land Rover and TATA Steel and FSG Tool & Die who won the award on the night.
Junaid Makda, Marketing Manager of Nylacast says, “Nylacast are elated to have been shortlisted as finalists for this award, having won the regional midlands award and getting to the finals for the UK exemplifies the dedicated focus on continually developing our core assets; People, Polymers and Passion.
“Being shortlisted alongside a high calibre of finalists illustrates the fact that not only does UK Manufacturing continue to excel in global industries, by means of developing and implementing outstanding Apprenticeship & Training Schemes we are all collectively on the frontline of combating the skills shortage, paving a strong path and foundation for future generations.”
With a dedicated Apprenticeship scheme for young engineering students, coupled with bespoke training programs for their current workforce, Nylacast recently invested in an onsite Engineering Training Academy which houses the wide range of practical and theoretical training programs delivered.
Nylacast Group HR & Training Manager, Ian Mallabone, says: “With our most valuable asset being our people, we took the decision to invest in and create our own dedicated engineering training academy in 2014. In addition to facilitating our apprenticeship program the academy also allows us to nurture talent and realise potential within our own workforce and company by tailoring and delivering specific training programs across all areas of Nylacast”.
Nylacast recently won three others for their dedication to helping local charities and communities, and look forward to continuing their development of people.