The new training facility at RPC Promens Industrial's manufacturing site in Rushden
RPC Promens Industrial has created a specialist blow moulding training facility at its factory in Rushden, Northamptonshire, for both training new staff as well as providing customers with an insight into the process.
The new training centre has been established within a dedicated area of the factory and features a GDK blow moulding machine for practical work and demonstrations along with a separate training and lecture room.
The facility will enable workers throughout RPC’s blow moulding operations to further improve their skills, as well as allowing new starters and apprentices to combine their work in the factory with both practical and theory learning in the training facility.
Courses will also be made available to external parties and a programme of school visits will provide a valuable insight into career opportunities. The courses, which will lead to nationally recognised QCF qualifications, are run by two dedicated and experienced trainers.
Carl Boniface, the site’s Technical Development Manager, said that ensuring the “immense knowledge base and in-house expertise” of its current blow moulding technologists was maintained and passed on is essential.
“We believe we can best achieve this through the establishment of our own training programmes, which will combine the necessary theory and practical training with the real-life requirements of a busy manufacturing operation,” he added.