Stainless Metalcraft, a manufacturer of performance-critical components for a range of industries based in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, received the Princess Royal Training Award at a ceremony held in London on November 23.
The award recognises the company’s dedication to training young people for careers in the engineering industry and the positive impact it has had on both the organisation and local people.
Christopher Duggan, managing director at Stainless Metalcraft, said: “We’re thrilled to have received this award, which recognises the investment and hard work the team has made to train the next generation of engineering talent.
“Our apprenticeship scheme, which has been running for over 100 years, is a key part of our commercial success but our focus on career development doesn’t stop there.
“For example, we have supported former apprentices to complete higher and degree-level qualifications to progress their careers, while we also provide regular opportunities for all employees to continue their development, either through further specialist training or new skills development to help them advance their careers.”
During the London ceremony, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal welcomed 55 organisations, including Stainless Metalcraft, at St James’s Palace in London to celebrate their achievements.
The Princess Royal Training Awards are given to employers across the United Kingdom and Ireland who deliver outstanding training and development programs that have a direct impact on their people and organisations.
Applications were made from a wide range of businesses, from large multinationals to small not-for-profits.
Stainless Metalcraft Ltd. is part of Avingtrans PLC’s Process Solutions and Rotating Equipment division and is a key provider of safety-critical equipment for the energy, medical, science and research communities, worldwide.
With sites in Chatteris (Cambridgeshire), Bolton (Greater Manchester) and China, it specialises in precision pressure and vacuum vessels and associated fabrications, sub-assemblies and systems. More than 50% of its employees trained in house, including members of the senior management team.
In 2019, the business received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Promoting Opportunity through Social Mobility and in 2020, the Princess Royal Training Award. It has offered an apprenticeship programme for over 100 years and regularly features in the Government’s Top 100 Apprenticeship employers.
Metalcraft of Chatteris received the Princess Royal Training Award at a London ceremony on Thursday