Safran Nacelles has registered over 100 of its employees for the CAP scheme.
Safran Nacelles has registered over 100 of its employees for the CAP scheme.

Safran Nacelles, which makes composite materials for aerospace, says that it has registered over 100 of its employees for the Composites Assured Practitioner Scheme (CAP) at the bronze award level.

The CAP scheme, developed by Composites UK, enables companies to map the abilities of their staff against their overarching business development plan. A CAP Scheme Assessor then suggests the right training options to bridge any skills gaps moving forward, allowing companies to invest in the appropriate teachings, strengthening its core processes and increasing right first time percentages.

Each employee registered for the scheme is assessed against criteria relating to the specific composite manufacturing process they are involved in and awarded a bronze, silver or gold award as they move forward through their career. This information is stored in a personal ‘passport’ by Composites UK. As more companies sign up to CAP this will standardise competency levels within the industry.

Future leaders

‘Safran Nacelles, with the help of Composites UK, has invested in the people of Burnley and the bronze award is a step in our journey to be the world leader in nacelle manufacture,’ said Graham Banks, UAP leader (Composites) at Safran Nacelles. ‘In 2017 we aim to take 50% of the cleanroom workforce through the silver standard and use this model to find our future leaders of the business.’

The CAP Scheme is available to member and non-member companies of Composites UK.

This story is reprinted from material from the Composites Assured Practitioner Scheme, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.