According to industry specialist Andy Sutton, who launched Access Composites, the company could fill a gap in accessible support and training to helps everyone within a business - not just the technical staff - to understand how to work with composites.
Sutton recently ran the training department at the UK’s National Composites Centre (NCC).
“The composite sector is at such an exciting stage within the UK’s manufacturing and engineering industries but in terms of training it’s massively under-supported, particularly in the niche areas,” he said. “I want to help businesses achieve their potential by developing the knowledge, skills and processes they need to unlock the full power of composites.”
The courses cover technical skills including materials, design, and manufacturing methods as well as health and safety, recruitment and new starter support, supply chain, operations, and quality management, according to Sutton.
It is suitable for those starting out in composites, changing processes or jobs within the industry, or solidifying basic skill sets. There are also course packages designed to fit specific jobs within the industry.
“My aim is to help businesses build solid foundations from which to progress,” Sutton added. “While each of our courses has a set outcome, we tailor the delivery to ensure the training is relevant to each individual, team and company we work with. It extends beyond the classroom and focuses instead on getting stuck into the practical application within each business.”