A recent Plastribution training session
Materials distributor, Plastribution, says that in an increasingly competitive global plastics market, the importance of training the UK’s workforce is “fundamental.”
The company has been running training courses for both technical and non-technical staff for the last eight years, with nearly 400 candidates from around 100 different companies attending.
It has recently launched a new course for 2015 aimed at helping attendees understand the polymer supply chain.
“In an increasingly competitive global plastics market, we are obliged to make our contribution to training a world-class UK plastics workforce,” commented Mike Boswell, MD, Plastribution.
The courses, which started in 2004 after the company begain working with Peterborough-based G&A Moulding Technology, are aimed at advancing the knowledge and skills of its customers’ process technicians and production, commercial and supply chain management.
Earlier this year, Plastribution launched its third course, which is entitled ‘Understanding the Polymer Supply Chain’ and run at the Bosworth Hall Hotel in Warwickshire.
The new course, says the company, is a departure from some of the technical training that has provided in the past. Its aim is to provide clarity on the economics of the polymer supply chain and to help individuals in key roles to make more informed decisions about the purchasing of polymers they use every day.
“One of the key objectives of the course is to look at ways we can better interpret and sift the vast amount of information that the internet and industry media push to us, and to explain some of the terminology that we all use every day but don’t fully understand,” said Plastribution’s Duncan Scott.
“We aim to help customers better utilise the benefits of polymers to increase efficiency within their own businesses, whilst also helping them win and attract new customers,” he added.