Increasing demand for high quality printed flexible packaging products, including bags and film-on-the-reel, has led Mercury Packaging to invest in European Flexographic Technical Association (EFTA) online training for two of its employees.
Triston Burrell passed the EFTA Basic Flexography course with credit while Shaun Harrison gained a very credible pass grade. The intensive in-house two day e-learning programme comprises ten key modules covering a range of subjects including introductions to printing and colour, inks, anilox rolls, plate mounting and fault finding.
They completed an online quiz at the end of each module and sat two EFTA examinations to achieve their accreditation.
Tony Stanger, Mercury’s Managing Director, says: “This is a tremendous result and I want to take the opportunity to congratulate both Triston and Shaun on their achievements. Recruiting and developing talent that is better than the competition is at the heart of what we do. Investment in training will help raise standards across all aspects of the business and help ensure our future success.”
Lesley Hide, EFTA’s Managing Director, comments: “The EFTA Academy has had over 75 students registered and to date 24 students have graduated. To undertake the Academy curriculum takes a lot of personal endeavour, and Triston especially has done well to pass with credit. We are certain that this will benefit Mercury Packaging and would encourage others to take up the challenge.”
Established in 1999 and currently celebrating its ten-year anniversary, Mercury employs over 50 people at its site in Kirkby-in-Ashfield. With the recent acquisition of Certiforms, it now boasts an annual turnover of approximately £6.2million.
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