Two Approaches to achieving competence

It is more important than ever that industrial employers understand their legal responsibility to make sure their technicians are competent to carry out their tasks. John Saysell, Director of Training for MCP Consulting Group Ltd. outlines two alternative approaches in an article in the December issue of Maintenance and Engineering magazine. The first stage in … Read More

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Lucozade’s thirst for knowledge

John Saysell, head of business development and training at MCP Consulting Group, explains how investing in training is helping the Lucozade plant meet the manufacturing challenges of the future. Those of a certain age will remember from hospital visits in the past, the omnipresent Lucozade bottle, covered in orange cellophane, perched on the patient’s bed-side … Read More

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MCP becomes NEPIC Member

NEPIC is an award-winning membership organisation working with the chemical-using industries in the North East of England. Privately-owned, they work to support member companies to become successful. As a NEPIC member, NEPIC covers a broad sweep of chemistry focussed industries including petrochemicals, polymers & materials, fine & speciality chemicals, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and renewables. Building on the … Read More

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Top Ten Tips for the Industrial Trainer

Johns offers his Top Ten Tips for the Industrial Trainer, his latest article published in the January Issue of Engineering Maintenance Magazine.

MCP’s technical training specialises in practical learning programmes for upskilling technicians and operators. UK Businesses now require a more flexible, multi-skilled workforce. In the past, a mechanical fitter would need an electrician to disconnect a motor from a pump.

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Manufacturing cost improvement is a real opportunity for UK business

The need to improve manufacturing performance and cost of production has never been greater with pressure from shareholders, customers and competitors constantly providing an incentive to achieve World Class levels of performance. This is despite at least two decades of a whole manner of improvement initiatives such as Lean, Six Sigma, Business Process Re-engineering and … Read More

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Benefits of multi-skilling

The 2015 Works Management People Productivity report stated that 39% of companies suffered from a shortage of multi-skilled maintenance engineers. When I did my apprenticeship with British Rail Engineering in the 80s there were a number of trades, namely mechanical, machinist, electrical, carpentry, sheet metal working, welding, pipe fitting, plumbing and painting. I could go … Read More

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Ten ways to work smarter and increase output

Improving efficiency and optimising performance is a constant concern for the process industries. While technology plays an important part in this, it’s also a matter of the right mindset. John Saysell of MCP, who has worked across UK manufacturing for many years, offers these 10 principles of best practice that help process operators “work smarter and … Read More

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