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Enhancing Manufacturing Training and Compliance at Cupral

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Jade Gillham

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16th November 2023

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Our work-based learning team are working with Teesside-based metals recycling firm, Cupral, delivering manufacturing training and upskilling their team.

Our work-based learning team are working with Teesside-based metals recycling firm, Cupral, delivering manufacturing training and upskilling their team.

Cupral was established to upgrade non-ferrous metals, both copper and aluminium to a high purity, low carbon furnace ready resource. They are committed to producing low CO₂ engineered recycled metals as part of its support to its customers in driving their carbon content lower.

Cupral had been operating in Teesside for about 12 months when UCQ first started working with them. The first year had been all about setting the business up, recruiting staff, promoting staff members to supervisory positions and training the staff how to use the machinery. They wanted UCQ to support this with a greater understanding of the process of performing manufacturing operations. 

UCQ devised a tailored solution by delivering training in two distinct phases. In the first phase, a group of supervisors pursued Processing Manufacturing Operations (PMO) Level 2 certification. Simultaneously, Cupral’s floor staff undertook PMO training, along with a Level 2 Award in Industrial Environment Awareness.

Chris McCormick, Business Development Manager at UCQ, shared his enthusiasm for working with Cupral: “The team are a great bunch of individuals and they have a really nice team spirit. They are enthusiastic about the training we provide which is lovely to see.”

Carl Lerpiniere, Site Manager at Cupral, shared his thoughts:

“UCQ provide quality training to our employees at no cost to the company. The tutor, Ben, was proactive and supportive when arranging the training and assessments and the team were always helpful and polite. The workforce gained tangible skills as well as a recognised qualification for their efforts.” 

He added: “A great service; I would highly recommend the UCQ team to anyone considering investing time in upgrading the skills of their employees.”

UCQ is set to continue its partnership with the Cupral team, with plans to deliver further training to its wider workforce. The collaboration is geared towards empowering Cupral and its employees to meet the evolving demands of the industry.

Visit our Work-Based learning page for more information on the programme or email sam.easson@ucq.ac.uk or chris.mccormick@ucq.ac.uk