Daniel Aspden of Regency Glass was recently presented with his GQA certificate after achieving the GQA Level 3 Glass Related Distribution and Warehousing qualification with North Lancs Training Group.
Daniel, who works in the despatch department at the Leigh based company, is the first candidate to achieve this qualification via the NLTG advanced apprenticeship scheme. He has completed GQA qualifications at Level 2 and 3 in Glass Processing previously and was keen to add the Glass Warehousing qualification to his CV when it became available. Daniel said “I am proud to be the first to achieve this via NLTG and am always looking to improve my skills; I know that the GQA qualifications are widely recognised and was recently surprised to find that on a 12 month working visit to Australia my Glass Processing certificate got me a job over there”.
Regency Glass has been consistently committed to the GQA suite of qualifications and NLTG apprenticeships of which 40 members of staff have now completed. Production Director Wayne Fitzmartin said “since we began with the apprenticeship scheme around 12 years ago we have made it a policy to offer it to all staff and include this in the initial training plan for new staff; the apprenticeships have made a difference, staff are motivated and have a better depth of knowledge of health and safety and waste management, as well as understanding the importance of team work. During this period we have worked closely with NLTG and in particular Paul Fairhurst and Jennifer Wray and would like to thank them for their support and commitment.”
Regency Glass have recently nominated a further 19 candidates for the apprenticeship scheme.