Daniel Capers, Fuel Services Operations Manager at Sellafield Ltd, has become a manufacturing ‘Diplomat’.
The high flying manager was awarded The Diploma in Manufacturing at a graduation ceremony at The University of Manchester.
The Diploma in Manufacturing is quality assured by The University of Manchester and delivered by the prestigious Manufacturing Institute. It is designed to help manufacturers fast track their careers and boost productivity and profits in their companies.
Daniel was able to apply his Diploma project to introduce a Plant Operations Control Centre at Sellafield, enabling the operations team to review key performance indicators in a stand up meeting around visual display systems. This provides a snapshot of operations for all employees, while helping to inform and improve decision making.
Daniel Capers said: “The Diploma was ideally timed, for whilst developing and carrying out my role of operations manager, It helped me rationalise and be more thoughtful around decision making. It also assisted me in attempting to engage the workforce to create a continuous improvement culture within my facilities. Ultimately, myself and Sellafield Ltd have benefited from this training and I would recommend it to any current or budding operations managers.
Julie Madigan, Manufacturing Institute CEO, said: “We congratulate Daniel on his achievement and the dedication he has shown in balancing a demanding job with academia. We are delighted to see how he has applied his learning to Sellafield, while fast tracking his own career.”
She continued: “Now entering its 20th year, The Diploma in Manufacturing continues to provide a high level development programme for experienced and talented team leaders and managers who might not, otherwise, have the opportunity to participate in higher education. Our sector has transformed and is driven by skills, research and smarter ways of doing things. Our Diploma graduates are leading this march of the makers to even greater heights.”
High achieving practitioners from top manufacturing companies work with experts from leading UK Universities to deliver the Diploma. It provides a blueprint for those tasked with performance improvement and is a pragmatic, post experience learning programme that applies education to the workplace to deliver powerful results.
Further information: www.manufacturinginstitute.co.uk
CAPTION: Daniel Capers (left) receives Diploma in Manufacturing from Neville Chamberlain, Chairman of The Manufacturing Institute