Capgemini inspires the next generation of manufacturing talent

Capgemini inspires the next generation of manufacturing talent

 September 06, 2022

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As part of the company's commitment to driving youth career pathways, Capgemini is a sponsor for Young Manufacturer of the Year category at The Manufacturer MX Awards (TMMX Awards).

Celebrating manufacturing excellence

Delivered by The Manufacturer in partnership with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), TMMX Awards exist to encourage, benchmark, and celebrate manufacturing excellence, with every stage of the program providing value for participants, whatever their excellence maturity.

Commenting on the award program, Managing Director of The Manufacturer, Grace Gilling, said: “It is exceptional that so many companies have committed to participating in a rigorous benchmarking and continuous improvement program, and to recognize successes of teams, and put themselves on a pedestal. Now is the time to showcase the amazing variety of UK manufacturing.”

Supporting youth career success

Capgemini sponsored the Young Manufacturer of the Year category, whose shortlistees include:

  • Barney Carter, Reckitt
  • Becky Simms, MBDA UK
  • Greta Povile, Goodfish Group
  • Jack Barnes, Druck, a Baker Hughes Business
  • Jose Carles, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners
  • Martin Vares, Fractory
  • Robbie Holder, Goodfish Group
  • Tasha Lyth, Gripple 

With an unprecedented number of entries for Young Manufacturer, the judges decided to also award Commendations to several entrants that missed out from making the shortlist by just a couple of points. Commended Young Manufacturers are: 

  • Adam Taylor, Plastic Omnium Automotive
  • Alexandra Johnson, Produmax
  • Brayan Benjamin, Goodfish Group
  • Ryan Fairclough, MBDA UK Ltd
  • Timothy Mann, Goodfish Group 

“The Young Manufacturer Awards category closely aligns with Capgemini’s core values and purpose. At Capgemini we recognize the value of role models in inspiring the next generation to consider opportunities in this sector," said Capgemini Vice President, Head of Manufacturing, Automotive and Life Sciences Market Units, Julian Relph. 

"Recent events have proved that digital talent is more critical than ever before. Building an inclusive and sustainable future for all, enabled by technology, and drawing on the energy of our talent is at the heart of Capgemini’s purpose. We are convinced that true diversity of thought and approach that young talent brings is fundamental to creating successful innovative solutions."

Previous award winner Catriona Booth, Jaguar Land Rover, commented: “Receiving this award recognizes not only my contribution but, by extension, recognizes the development of young female leaders in manufacturing which is really something to celebrate.”

Bringing together diverse talent

Capgemini is committed to building UK talent by bringing together diverse teams to promote creativity and innovation, with a focus on junior talent across the country.

Capgemini has have over 50 years of heritage with a sizeable presence in cities such as Birmingham that have a strong manufacturing ethos and the company is also a large employer in Telford where the heart of the UK’s industrial revolution began.

A third of Capgemini's new workforce is sourced through its long-running graduate and apprentice programs that span across digital and technology solutions, project management, cyber security and much more.

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There are many career opportunities at Capgemini for early talent, from apprenticeships to graduate program.

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