Apprentice Award of the Year Finalist
6 November 2023
First ever-female setter at Tex Plastics, Rebekah Parsons, has now been shortlisted for the Plastics Industry Awards 2023.
Plastics Industry Awards 2023
The winner of the Plastics Industry Ambassador Award 2023 will be announced at the Plastics Industry Awards on 17 November in London at the InterContinental Park Lane.
"I'm delighted to have been both nominated by Tex Plastics and Sierra 57 Consult, and now shortlisted as a finalist in what I understand is one of the most contested categories. It's nice to see another female in the shortlist, it shows how the industry is changing. It's great to be held as an example to other apprentices, whatever gender, as someone who has worked hard and been recognised for their efforts."
Rebekah Parsons Mould Trainee, TEX Plastics
Rebekah featured in the British Plastics Federation in their International Women’s day feature back in April. The management team at Tex Plastics think of Rebekah as ‘a perfect fit in the business’ – she’s an absolute asset and role model in demonstrating to other employees what is achievable if you have the correct mind set, guidance, and support.
Rebekah is just one of the many Award Winning Training Academy successes
Tex Plastics has a celebrated and award winning approach to recruitment, since entering into a strategic partnership with Sierra 57 Consult to develop its own training academy. As a result, we’ve developed several bespoke career pathway training programmes. This is because very few people consciously think about a career in plastic injection moulding. Although there are training programs available, in reality these have been too narrowly focused toward various tasks or abilities (i.e. that a person will need to perform certain functions required in his job). Neville Dudley and Richard Brown of Sierra 57 have been working closely with Richard Bromley and Justin Davies of Tex Plastics, conducting skills gap analyses to ascertain a long term foundation for “people investment, people retention”.