A County Durham electronics manufacturer has recognised the training success of a number of staff members with a special awards ceremony.
Peterlee-based Seaward recently awarded certificates to 10 production line assembly staff who have successfully gained a range of training qualifications including intermediate apprenticeships, business improvement techniques and manufacturing processes.
The workers are the latest to complete the company’s in-house training programme which combines on the job learning and more formal classroom sessions which are specially geared towards helping staff improve their manufacturing skills and general education.
Working with SEMTA, the Science, Engineering, Manufacturing and Technologies Alliance, and local training provider KF Training, the nationally recognised qualifications will help Seaward learners in their day to day roles as well as with future career opportunities.
Ian West, Seaward operations director, said: "We recognise that our people are our biggest asset and we are delighted to recognise the efforts and success of those who are committed to improving their education and knowledge.
"We are constantly striving to do things better and our training programmes are tailored around each individual to meet their specific needs and ambitions.
"Demand for talented and qualified people has never been greater and we are happy to invest in our people to ensure that they reach their maximum potential."
Seaward has been established in Peterlee since 1982 and employs around 160 people. The company makes specialist test instruments for a wide range of industrial, engineering and medial sectors, supplying customers around the world.