ElringKlinger invests £800,000 in employees

North East-based automotive supplier ElringKlinger has announced plans to invest almost £800,000 in skills and training to up skill its entire workforce over the next three years.

The business is set to send 270 staff at its Redcar factory in preparation for growth which is expected to double the size of the business over the next five years.

Management training firm Amacus and Gateshead College are working together to develop a bespoke training programme which will include Institute of Leadership and Management qualifications, senior operatives bespoke programme and performing manufacturing apprenticeships.

Ian Malcolm, managing director at ElringKlinger said: “Amacus and Gateshead College have been excellent in delivering the bespoke training programme as we embark on the company-wide programme to upskill all of our staff.

“The courses were designed in such a way that we could deliver them on-site meaning completion of such a large-scale training project can be done without impacting hugely on the daily operation of the business.

“Having a workforce with up-to-date skills not only helps us to remain strong and competitive but it also provides encouragement and improves staff morale, which is another important factor in maintaining a productive workforce. We’re already seeing a positive impact.”

Christine Hall, managing director at Amacus Ltd added: “Amacus worked closely with Gateshead College to develop a training programme which meets their business needs and key objectives, while making sure the course is flexible enough to keep up with the latest techniques in managing people and advances in the automotive industry.

“ElringKlinger is a prime example of how we want to engage with businesses to create learning and workforce development packages that are focused on what skills they need now but also in the future.”