GQA Qualifications Blog

Friday 23 October 2015

Seal of approval

Bedford based sealed unit manufacturer Vetroseal is delighted to announce that 20 of its employees have achieved their GQA level 2 NVQ qualification.
It is a real seal of approval for the high tech manufacturing company which produces over 5000 sealed units each week including toughened and soft coated units at its 20,000 square feet factory.  All units are manufactured and accredited to BS EN1279-5 and the emphasis on quality doesn’t stop there.

Quality is a real watchword throughout the company and Managing Director Eric Falisi wanted the company’s employees to have the opportunity to operate to standards just as high as those used in the manufacturing process.
Working with GQA approved centre The Vocational College he enrolled his staff to undertake a process of learning and qualification which would give them skills to carry with them throughout their career and which at the same time would benefit the company.

“The investment in these qualifications for my employees will help the company to gain future contracts and keep us ahead of our competitors.  I am very proud of them all and very happy.  Ours is a very competitive sector of the industry, so the better qualified our staff the more chance we have of continuing to be successful”.
“At the same time I would also like to say a big thank you to The Vocational College for their brilliant and expert assessors and for the excellent way they delivered the GQA qualifications with very little disruption to the day to day workload of our team”.

“This is the start point for us as a company; all new employees will go through the same apprenticeship training which is so important if we want to attract young people to our industry, and I will encourage existing employees to go further and sign up for NVQ level 3 qualifications”.
Paul Gray from The Vocational College (pictured with Eric, Sean Hayes from GQA, and members of the Vetroseal team) was equally delighted.

“This was a large programme.  It was fantastic to see a company commit to putting a significant number of employees onto a learning programme all at once and their enthusiasm to learn was a credit to them all.  Achieving their NVQ level 2 qualifications will help them as individuals, and will help the company to prosper; it is a very sound investment on their part, and we look forward to working with them to implement a level 3 programme”.
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