Safran Nacelles, a technology-driven conglomerate with high-profile focuses as varied and exciting as those of defense, security services and even aerospace technology, has started the second month of the new year well by investing in personnel by putting more than 100 of them forward for the Composites Assured Practitioner Scheme (also known as the CAP). This initiative is designed to help assess workers’ own input against the development and construction strategies of the company itself, in order to determine what can be done to ensure long-lasting productivity between employer and employee. In order for this to work, employees complete a number of tests and initiatives, and are then awarded a criteria (Bronze, Silver or Gold) that the governing body feels that they meet. This ought to be of particular use to the building and construction industry, which has seen numerous reports in recent times of a shortage of competency and skill in those specific industries.

It is therefore essential, one might argue, for the future of the industry itself that such tests such CAP be carried out by more companies in these sectors than ever so that these can determine what aspects they need to improve and work on in order to maintain the amount of skilled workforce in the United Kingdom. Through conducting such initiatives and assessment sessions as these, companies like Safran Nacelles will be given a greater idea of what they need to do in order to progress themselves into the future of the 21st Century.

Indeed, their decision to put the Burnley branch to the test was an ambitious and brave move for the company to make, and Composites head of Safran Nacelles Mister Graham Banks has said that the scheme will be used in order to determine who will be the future leading forces of the company in the long term. It is a strategy that companies from all over the country are being encouraged to adopt.