collegeThe College of West Anglia, one of the largest and most successful education and training providers in the Eastern Region and in the top 10% of colleges in the country. The College works with hundreds of employers across Norfolk and Cambridgeshire in supporting students through polymer apprenticeships in a wide variety of work areas. Work-based Learning is a great opportunity to gain practical experience and get the technical support from the College.
Tel 01553 761144
e-mail enquiries@col-westanglia.ac.uk
web www.col-westanglia.ac.uk

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PIABC Limited is a specialist awarding body with a suite of regulated and nationally recognised qualifications in the materials cycle.  PIABC Limited is approved by UK Qualification Regulators for England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland – Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), CCEA Regulation (Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment), Qualifications Wales and SQA Accreditation.

Web www.piabc.org.uk

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The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) is a major UK engineering institution whose activities encompass the whole materials cycle, from exploration and extraction, through characterisation, processing, forming, finishing and application, to product recycling and land reuse. It exists to promote and develop all aspects of materials science and engineering, geology, mining and associated technologies, mineral and petroleum engineering and extraction metallurgy, as a leading authority in the worldwide materials and mining community.

Web www.iom3.org

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Established in 1933 the British Plastics Federation is the most powerful voice in the UK plastic industry with over 500 members across the plastics industry supply chain, including polymer producers and suppliers, additive manufacturers, recyclers, services providers, end users, plastics processors and machinery manufacturers, representing over 80% of the industry by turnover.

The BPF promotes the interests of its Members principally through its four Market Sector Groups and its many common interest Business Groups. The BPF Central Expert Committees address industry wide concerns including Environment, Fire, Product Safety and Industrial Health & Safety.

Web www.bpf.org.uk

scottishPlasticsThe primary aim of the SPRA is: “to promote the advancement of plastics, rubber and related materials, through education and training in the science, engineering and design associated with the manufacture, conversion and end-use of polymeric materials”. The SPRA is well renoun within the polymer training industry.

e-mail info@spra.org.uk
Web www.spra.org.uk

uniplasBased in Mansfield, Uniplas UK Ltd is a plastic injection moulding company established in 1996. Uniplas can now offer the services of an extensive range of plastic injection moulding machines from 22 tonne to 250 tonne. Uniplas also offer post-moulding operations and extensive mould trial development facilities from pilot to full production tooling by working alongside Tool makers, Moulders and Final Customers. Uniplas UK Ltd are also ISO 9001/2008 UKAS accredited.

Tel 01623 429109
e-mail mark@uniplasonline.com
Web www.uniplasonline.com

Qualitrain

One of the largest and best recognised providers of Business Improvement Techniques providers in the UK, although not confined to but specialising in the plastics sector….. Qualitrain is all about delivering measurable business improvement, via Consultancy, specific Projects, or longer-term packages of Training.

Tel Richard on 01733 590 671
Web www.qualitrain.co.uk