FSL Aerospace gears up for growth with Semta’s HR and people development expertise
16 July 2012
FSL Aerospace has today announced that sector skills council Semta is supporting its growth plans through the introduction of a structured human resources (HR) and people development system.
The new HR system will help underpin Uxbridge-based FSL Aerospace’s ability to achieve the coveted SC21 aerospace supply chain excellence Silver award for quality and delivery performance. The company was awarded the bronze level this week at the Farnborough 2012 International Airshow.
The new FSL Aerospace HR system is specifically aligned to FSL Aerospace’s company values, business goals and priorities and includes job descriptions, skills matrices, assessment plans, a revised induction programme, personal development plans, training plans and 360o appraisals.
Neil Broad – Sales & Marketing Director of FSL Aerospace commented: “As a leading aerospace and defence fastener supplier we have ambitious plans for further growth in key projects with the industries’ OEM’s and Tier 1 suppliers. So to gain increased recognition for our consistently high levels of quality and delivery performance, we have embarked on SC21 which also requires excellence in both operational and business performance.
“Now we have achieved SC21 Bronze Award recognition at the 2012 Farnborough Air Show, we need to strive to reach the Silver award and ultimately beyond that achievement to have embedded a culture of continuous and sustained improvement. To enable this to happen FSL Aerospace needs to ensure that we have structured HR processes and people development systems that are in line with our growth plans.”
Established in 1985, the 21 employee-company quickly became a leading supplier of quality fasteners by building long-term client partnerships which add true value to businesses such as GE Aviation, MBDA Missile Systems and Meggitt Group. The skills, behaviours and expertise of its employees are therefore paramount to its success. So the company turned to Semta whose Managed Services for HR and Training is geared specifically to the needs of smaller engineering and manufacturing businesses who may not have a dedicated HR resource.
Susan Evans, Semta’s Business Development Director commented: “Smaller businesses make up the vast majority of engineering and manufacturing employers so we have developed bespoke HR services which can be tailored to meet individual company needs while ensuring employers achieve a successful return on investment.
“We understand that aerospace supply chain management businesses like FSL Aerospace need expert support to make the most of growth opportunities. The aerospace sector in the UK is hugely valuable, contributing more than £60 billion per year to the UK economy yet nearly a third of aerospace companies in the UK are reporting skills gaps. Semta therefore has a flexible range of cost effective HR support covering people recruitment, performance development and reward. ”
While the UK aerospace sector is the largest in Europe and second only to the United States globally, Semta research shows that 23,700 employees need upskilling to reach world class levels and a further 7,000 technicians, scientists and engineers need to be recruited by 2016 to cope with gaps created by retirements or business growth.
Neil Broad of FSL Aerospace further commented: “With engineering and manufacturing experts Semta acting as an outsourced HR function, we now have a robust plan to deliver the training, processes, systems and documentation needed for future growth. We’re confident about getting a return on investment for the business, working in partnership with Semta.”
For further information please contact Semta Customer Services on 0845 643 9001 or email email@example.com or visit www.semta.org.uk