Glass reinforced plastic manufacturer MPM is celebrating after scoring a double win at the Composites UK Awards for the second year running.
Production Leader Jonny Haley beat off stiff competition to win Employee of the Year for demonstrating commitment to quality, and his dedication and professionalism to his team. Patternmaker Kaylee Mitchell was awarded with Apprentice of the Year for her quest to continually learn, and for making a real difference to the workplace by leading key initiatives and improving factory efficiency and safety.
In the past four years the manufacturing firm has boosted investment in its apprenticeship scheme and appointed a full time on-site adviser – Paul Williams, a former NVQ assessor - to ensure the youngsters get the support, training and development that they need to succeed.
The improved in-house scheme is proving to be of huge benefit to the company’s three apprentices, who have found themselves with a chance to learn in a diverse, fast paced business whilst achieving NVQ levels 2 and 3 in a range of courses.
These awards come hot on the heels of over two years’ worth of success including more than seven appointments, five awards/commendations and increasing turnover by nearly 50 per cent despite a challenging economic climate.
Ben Wilson, Director at MPM said; “These awards are really special to us as they celebrate something we value very much, our people. We are beyond thrilled that Jonny and Kaylie have been recognized for their outstanding commitment to excellence and that our in-house apprenticeship scheme has given them the necessary skills and knowledge that they need to progress in the industry.
"Apprentices are vital to MPM’s future and we hope that the government will continue to support and encourage the scheme."