Food & Drink Process & Packaging Issue 19 2018 - Page 44

Proseal awarded following apprenticeship expansion Tray sealing specialist Proseal uk the course and opened our training mechanics, assembly, electrical, systems has been named ‘Large Business centre, so it’s a real vindication of both and tool design. Apprenticeship Employer of the Year’ decisions.” by Macclesfield College, underlining the “Apprentices have been a vital part of company’s commitment to developing The new Proseal Apprentice Training Proseal from the very beginning, so it was the next generation of engineers. System (PATS) enables aspiring a natural progression to set up a more engineers to gain experience in every structured and widely available programme,” The honour comes after Proseal opened area of Proseal’s business, with a view says Andy Gray. “We have seen the benefits a new dedicated training centre at its to finding their path in the company and that training our employees has on our global headquarters in Adlington and maximising their career potential. success as a business.” scheme, increasing its capacity to Over a four-year schedule, apprentices This success recently saw Proseal receive provide training. are supported through a combination of a Queen’s Award for International Trade – practical training, mentoring by qualified recognition of the company’s outstanding The awards ceremony at Mottram Hall, and experienced staff, tuition at the continuous growth in export sales. Macclesfield, also saw Proseal second- Proseal training centre, and off-site year apprentice Louis Wright receive work experience at customer sites and “We want to continue to grow the an individual award for ‘Engineering various businesses around the UK. business, and this can only be done by significantly expanded its apprenticeship Apprentice of the Year’. training our future staff to the highest The establishment of the on-site levels of expertise to maintain our world- “It’s fantastic to be recognised like this training centre means classroom and class standards,” concludes Andy. “After for our apprenticeship scheme, and I’d shop floor learning are much more the Queen’s Award, these latest honours like to congratulate Louis on his well- closely linked than before. In addition, from Macclesfield College show how our deserved individual award,” says Andy whereas the company previously took training programme will be instrumental Gray, Training Manager at Proseal. “We on three or four apprentices per year, in achieving this.” began working with Macclesfield College there are now 28 apprentices in the at the same time as we expanded scheme, with specialisations including 44 FDPP -