Lifting engineers to the next level

Niftylift MPDS Mentors, from left, James Clare CEng, Nick Joyce CEng, Chris Smith IEng, Simon Etherington IEng, Dr Omid Mobasseri CEng and Kirsty Pilbin IEng with their certificates.
Niftylift MPDS Mentors, from left, James Clare CEng, Nick Joyce CEng, Chris Smith IEng, Simon Etherington IEng, Dr Omid Mobasseri CEng and Kirsty Pilbin IEng with their certificates.

A Milton Keynes business is doing its bit for the future of engineering jobs in the UK.

Niftylift, in Fingle Drive, Stonebridge, has received double recognition from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Niftylift MPDS 2013 - scheme mentors and developing engineers.

Niftylift MPDS 2013 - scheme mentors and developing engineers.

The company has received accreditation for its engineering training and professional recognition for its engineers.

The Niftylift Monitored Professional Development Scheme (Nifty MPDS) supports undergraduate and graduate engineers through training to Chartered Engineer (CEng) and Incorporated Engineer (IEng) professional status. The company’s trainees are called developing engineers who are supported by a mentor and encouraged to acquire competences required in industry.

Niftylift has also supported the professional registration of six members of the engineering team to achieve professional status (Three CEng and three IEng).These experienced engineers mentor the developing engineers on the Nifty MPDS, helping them to gain the skills required.

Dr Martin Cross, Niftylift’s engineering infrastructure manager, and scheme sponsor said: “Supporting the next generation of engineers is essential for their development, the success of the business, and the engineering profession as a whole. There are many disciplines required to produce our products, and the young engineers benefit from many experiences on the scheme.”

Simon Etherington, the scheme administrator, added: “The developing engineers rotate around the company’s departments gaining knowledge along the way. Each developing engineer has a mentor that is different to their line manager. This objective view ensures that each developing engineer has someone independent to guide them.”