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The Nonwovens Network is an organisation of industry professionals with a remit to develop improved mechanisms for the dissemination of knowledge, the exchange of ideas and the development of professional associations throughout the UK nonwovens industry. The Network has developed over the years into a well respected organisation with over 170 members and hosts an annual seminar, attended by its members, their guests and associates. The Network brings together manufacturers, researchers, suppliers, converters and product users from across the UK and beyond.

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Apprenticeship Training Programme

Nonwovens is fast becoming the major growth industry in Textiles in the UK and whilst many companies undertake training this does not lead to any formal qualification.

The Nonwovens Network has been working for some considerable time in order to address the skills needs of the current and future workforce, and have developed a new apprentice programme which will be launched next month.

We have teamed up with the Textile Centre of Excellence to prepare a programme that meets the specific needs of nonwovens companies and that complies with the requirements for formal Government-sponsored apprenticeships, with the associated funding support and recognised qualifications.

The ‘Diploma in Textile Nonwoven Manufacturing’ will be an industry-based programme to develop key competences on the job, supported with classroom-based studies to embed knowledge. The training modules have been developed based on the perceived need of companies across the nonwovens sector.

To find out how this new apprenticeship can help your company to develop the skills you need to compete in the future come to our launch event at the Textile Centre on Thursday 23rd June 2016 from 2pm until 3.30pm. The event will outline the detail of programme content, the delivery arrangements, funding and start dates for the first group.

We are delighted to announce that Nigel Wright, Syngenta and Geoff Rostron, IFG Drake will be giving their views on apprentice training.

A light buffet will be provided so please take the time to come and listen to our plans and to discuss the idea with other companies and the programme delivery team.
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