Nylacast in the Running for National Industry Awards
International engineering specialists, Nylacast, was among a star-studded cast of world class companies at the 15th annual Plastics Industry Awards and were runners up for the top prize in the Best Training and Development Programme of the Year category.
The Leicester based engineering firm with worldwide operations and facilities, has seen investment in people flourish from the opening of its Engineering Academy in 2014. Now taking on and training 16 apprentices and 4 graduates, Nylacast also place importance on the up skilling of current staff, as well as waving the flag for engineering externally through its community and education outreach programmes aimed to drive interest into engineering careers from a young age.
Mussa Mahomed, Nylacast Group CEO, said: “We are so pleased with our training programmes and value all our staff members, so it is great to see we have been recognised by the judges at The Plastics Industry Awards. We believe in rewarding the loyalty of long serving and dedicated employees with structured training programmes and opportunities to further their knowledge and gain qualifications. Each of our employees brings different skills and qualities that we can build on. There is currently a deficit in engineering skills worldwide, and we’re pleased to be able to help fill that gap and show other young people that there are exciting career paths in engineering out there that they might not have considered.”
Nylacast is also working to increase the awareness of engineering in schools, colleges and communities.
Ian Mallabone, Group HR & Training Manager said, “These are exciting times at Nylacast. Our Engineering training academy allows us to expand on our learning and development programmes, both internally and externally, to help bridge the engineering skills gap and help build the engineers of tomorrow. We have state of the art machinery in our production facilities, and our success depends on having high calibre Nylacast engineers to operate and run the technology.”
Celebrating its 15 year anniversary, the 2015 Plastics Awards took place at the glamorous London Hilton on Park Lane and were a true recognition and celebration of excellence in an increasingly competitive market.
Nylacast specialises in the development of custom polymer components, from design to manufacture and testing. The firm works with international, blue chip manufacturers in the construction, automotive as well as oil and gas sectors, including household names such as Shell, BP, JCB and CAT and Volvo.