AIM Composites has introduced the first intake of students into the AIM Composites Training Centre on Monday 23rd March 2015.
The objective, the company says, is to train and lead students towards the required culture to manufacture world class composites for the aerospace industry. This internal initiative is to be run alongside Composites UK's, Composites Assured Practitioner Scheme (CAP), the intention of which is to introduce and implement a nationally recognised standard for composite technicians. Adding support to all of this AIM Composites are also backing the recently adopted Trailblazer Apprenticeship Scheme, giving a Government backed scheme for composite technicians of all levels from design and manufacture to installation.
Chris Leese-Wood, Managing Director, has given his full support and backing, along with all the senior management team, at all stages. Carl Brasher, Facility Manager, and all his team had a major supporting role to play for the quality and speed of the construction of the centre. Gary Burr, Training Officer, put in much hard work compiling the training manual and the delivery of this to the first intake of students. Gary, along with colleague Ricky Elbourne, will progress through the CAP scheme to become Assessors for the national standard of competence. David Howell and Rob Hewison will attend the initial meeting for the Trailblazer scheme in April to be held at the National Composites Centre.
To compliment an idea back in November 2014 and bring it to the opening of the training centre only four months later is testament to the commitment of all concerned.