Everyone in the team would like to congratulate Jack and James for recently passing their apprenticeships in Performing Manufacturing Operations.
Jack and James were registered as Manufacturing Apprentices in August of 2014. They qualified in September 2015, having been awarded the Diploma in Performing Manufacturing Operations (NVQ at Level Two); augmented by a Technical Certificate issued by City and Guilds.
In order to gain their Diploma they were required to demonstrate proficiency in preparing for manufacturing operations, producing and finishing moulded products, controlling manufacturing operations, concluding manufacturing operations, promoting effective working relationships, complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements.
LTR: Jack Watson and James Kilbane.
To earn their Technical Certificate, they had to carry out risk assessments, deal with hazards and risks in the workplace, use data and information to help resolve team and product issues, identify methods for minimising the traditional ‘eight wastes’ associated with manufacturing operations (overproduction, waiting, transportation, inappropriate processing, unnecessary inventory and motion, correction and not making the best use of people).
They also produced a Health and Safety Induction Manual covering regulations and responsibilities, hazards and risks in the workplace, reporting procedures and safe working practices. This manual will be incorporated into our operating procedures.
James is deemed fully competent on ten of our key products, with Jack equally competent on nine. Both have shown significant and sustained improvement, in both product quality and schedule adherence.
We wish them the best of luck as they continue to work at MPM. They will put to work what they have learnt so far and eventually invest their skills further, either through the CAP scheme or a further NVQ.