Kitchen maintenance provider takes to the road to scout next quota of engineers

Chris Craggs receiving Princess Royal Training Award

Commercial kitchen maintenance firm McFarlane Telfer put potential engineering recruits through their paces with a series of skills and aptitude tests this week.

McFT hosted an assessment day following a month on the road touring university careers fairs, looking for potential young leaders to support growth plans in the UK and further afield.

CEO Chris Craggs, said: “We are always on the lookout for people with enquiring minds, a can-do attitude and an understanding of customer needs, whether those customers are internal or external.

“Skills training is done on the job, and for our engineers involves a comprehensive programme of technical, mandatory (e.g. health and safety) and soft skills to enable them to be fully confident ambassadors for our business. After all, they are the face of the company and the ones that our customers see regularly.”

The firm’s attention to quality of training was rewarded with the achievement of the Princess Royal Training Award, which was confirmed in August this year.

Craggs, together with HR and people development advisor, Laurie Mahmood, attended the awards ceremony at St James Palace earlier this month.

The Princess Royal Training Awards are designed to honouring employers who have created outstanding training and skills development programmes which have resulted in exceptional commercial benefits.

This year 40 organisations were presented with the award by Princess Anne, with Craggs collecting McFT’s accolade (pictured).

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