British Glass: UK Glass Academy launched

British Glass has officially launched the Glass Academy, created, says Dave Dalton, CEO of British Glass, … “to ensure we can compete internationally with a workforce that is world class.”

The Glass Academy, which was officially launched on 5 February, will enable employers to kick-start opportunities for young people and train and retain existing talent within UK businesses. The UK glass industry is therefore set to undergo a transformation in the way it recruits, develops and enhances the people involved in glass manufacturing.
Dave Dalton, CEO of British Glass, the trade body delivering the initiative, said: “We must ensure we are doing everything possible to attract the best new talent and help our existing workforce to fully realize their potential.”
“The Glass Academy has been created to ensure we can compete internationally with a workforce that is world class.”
The Glass Academy offers re-invigorated apprenticeships, continuous professional development and career progression opportunities to every employee.
British Glass will also use The Glass Academy to revitalize the apprenticeship model, raising the standard of apprenticeships so that they are seen as a viable alternative to academic study and University.
Its main aim is to ensure the long-term success of the sector, raising workforce skills to meet the challenges of a changing industry. Glass will without question be at the forefront of many technical developments in the coming decades and a well-trained and flexible workforce will be key to the industry’s success glass, ensuring its future.