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Gurit, the manufacturer of composite solutions for the wind energy, transportation, marine, sport and civil engineering sectors, based in Newport, Isle of Wight, has won the National Council for Work Experience’s (NCWE) Judges Special Interest Award at its annual Awards ceremony.
Entries to the Awards were assessed on written contributions and a maximum of six companies were short listed in each category. The winner and highly commended award in each category were chosen following a visit to all the short-listed organisations by NCWE personnel to review and assess the entries.
The NCWE Awards, developed in 2003, recognise, encourage and reward employers who take the lead in the provision of valuable work placement opportunities for students, and set high standards for others to follow by offering fulfilling work placements that help students develop their employability skills.
Heather Collier, Manager of the NCWE, commented: “We are delighted to have presented Gurit with the Judges Special Interest Award. The judges chose Gurit because, despite the challenging geographical position of the company on the Isle of Wight, the company had made special efforts to develop a placement programme to attract and retain talent in a specialist industry.”
Tracy Foster, Recruitment Co-ordinator at Gurit, added: “We are thrilled to have won the Award. Gurit entered because we felt that our scheme offered students the chance to make a real contribution to our company and become fully integrated into our business. The recruitment and development of technical experts contributes significantly to the success of our organisation allowing Gurit to remain at the forefront of composite technology. We are always looking for talented engineers and chemists, and through the provision of Placement Opportunities both the graduate and company can become acquainted, creating a pipeline of future talent for Gurit.””
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