The academic achievements of 51 members of staff from GKN Aerospace operations around the country were recognised at the company’s ‘Recognition of Learning’ ceremony and dinner at Bristol’s Marriott Royal Hotel recently. The event was hosted by the company’s Director of Human Resources, Trevor Hames, and by Phil Swash, CEO of GKN Aerospace Europe and Special Products.
At this annual event GKN Aerospace invites family and friends to join staff as they celebrate gaining national qualifications as part of their professional training and development.
This year employees from all sections of the workforce achieved business qualifications including National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs), City and Guilds certificates, and a variety of professional qualifications that will benefit their professional lives. At the event, the company also recognised the achievements of the latest graduates of the GKN Aerospace apprenticeship scheme, presenting special awards to those individuals whose performance was particularly impressive.
“At GKN Aerospace we aim to give every individual the opportunity to develop to their full potential and we support them throughout their development process.” said Phil Swash. “It is fantastic to see the results of the commitment and determination of so many people here tonight – and it is especially encouraging to meet people as they return, having progressed from their earlier achievements, built on their learning, and gained further qualifications.”
“Everyone recognised here tonight has dedicated many months, and in some cases years, of hard work and commitment to gaining their qualification.” said Trevor Hames. “They should all be exceptionally proud of their achievements.”
Edward Lifton receives his award and certificate for Best 3rd Year Filton Apprentice and Filton Apprentice of the Year 2011 from Phil Swash, CEO GKN Aerospace Europe and Special Products.