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6th February 2017, Hemel Hempstead

Safran Nacelles registers over 100 employees to Composites UK’s CAP scheme

Safran Nacelles, a leading supplier of aircraft engine nacelles, has started 2017 with a huge investment in its employees by registering over 100 of them for the Composites Assured Practitioner Scheme (CAP) at the bronze award level.

Composites UK, the trade association for the UK composites supply chain, developed the CAP scheme to enable companies to map the abilities of their staff against their overarching business development plan.

Exterior of Safran in Burnley, UK. © Composites UK/ Safran

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.

CAP scheme

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.

“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. We are very proud of the work we have done with our teams and can already see the benefit in the quality and consistency of product.”

Safran Nacelles

Safran is a leading international high-technology group with three core businesses: Aerospace (propulsion and equipment), Defence, and Security. Operating worldwide, the Group has 70,000 employees and generated sales of EUR 17.4 billion in 2015.

Safran Nacelles is a leading supplier of aircraft engine nacelles, with more than 17,000 in service, logging over 100,000 flight-hours per day. It supplies nacelles and components for all segments of the aviation market, from business and regional jets to mainline commercial jets.

www.compositesuk.co.uk

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