Chatteris-based Stainless Metalcraft, which manufactures components for the energy, nuclear and medical technology sectors, has won the top accolade for ‘SME Investment in Skills’ at the SEMTA (Scientific, Engineering, Manufacturing & Technology Alliance) 2018 Awards.
Metalcraft’s award, which was sponsored by Jaguar Land Rover, acknowledges the investment made in skills by small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) employing less than 250 people in advanced manufacturing and engineering.
It was presented at the engineering skills body’s prestigious awards dinner in London, to celebrate the Best in British Engineering, and attracted over 500 people from industry including representatives from businesses like Siemens, Rolls Royce and BAE Systems.
Almost 50% of current employees at Metalcraft have trained as apprentices and over 90 per cent of these go on to take up permanent roles at the company. The majority of the management team started off as apprentices.
This is the second accolade for Metalcraft in 2018 which is designated The Year of Engineering. In January, the company was acknowledged as one of the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers for the second consecutive year alongside heavyweight hitters in the business sector.