As part of its investment in employee development, Broadway Engineering has seen nine employees achieve National Vocational Qualifications in Business Improvement Techniques.
Bristol-based Broadway, experts in precision machining and assembly for the UK and international civil and defence aerospace industries, initiated the practical training as part of the Sharing in Growth programme which aims to improve the competitiveness of the UK aerospace supply chain.
The Business Improvement Techniques (BiT) qualifications recognise the capability to effectively monitor and make improvements to production and manufacturing processes. Two of the workforce achieved level three, which is targeted at supervisors, while the remaining seven successfully completed level two.
To achieve the qualifications the teams, whose ages range from 23 to 55 years, not only took part in classroom learning, they also applied their learning through practical projects, creating a tooling room and also improving the production flow into and out of the first off inspection process.
Said Broadway managing director Seb Greene: “The NVQ programme has been a highly successful part of the on-going knowledge and skills development at Broadway. We are really proud of our NVQ team for making such a positive contribution to continuous improvement. We plan to roll-out the programme because it underpins our strategy of productivity, competitiveness and business growth.”
There are currently over 300 workers in UK aerospace suppliers undertaking BiT qualifications as part of the Sharing in Growth programme. Broadway Engineering is one of the first Sharing in Growth companies where employees have achieved their new qualifications.