Cheshire-based engineering specialists, Packaging Automation , place great value on the quality of their staff. Packaging Automation, designers and manufacturers of packaging equipment, believe that investing in their employees is crucial to their success. Packaging Automation equipment is distributed by MPI in Australia.
Recently, a group of apprentices from Packaging Automation enjoyed a three week Outward Bound course - an event Packaging Automation have been organising for their young recruits for the past ten years. The group enjoyed a wide range of activities including kayaking, abseiling and pot holing.
According to Packaging Automation, the activities helped the group of apprentices to build a genuine team spirit, gave them a sense of achievement, and provided a good opportunity for personal development.
Lewis Brickell, one of the young people who took part in the event, said that some of the activities are a challenge but one can get a real sense of achievement by completing them. The course helps to develop close ties among staff and helps them to work together as a strong team.
According to Packaging Automation, young people are vital to the ongoing success of the business; yet, staff development is also a priority throughout the business. General Manager, Mick Davis, and Technical Manager, Graham Jones, have recently been recognised by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) as Chartered Engineers. Mick Davis has also been elected as a Fellow of the Institution.