CAV Systems, a leading provider of ice protection and drag reduction technology to general aviation, commercial aerospace, is continuing to strengthen its operations, with the appointment of Laura Taylor as its new HR manager.
Based at CAV Systems’ engineering and manufacturing facility in Consett, County Durham, Laura has a strong background in workforce development and employee engagement. Laura joins the team from Tesco Bank.
Also new to the team is stores assistant, Matthew Atkinson, who was helped to find employment with CAV Systems through the Down’s Syndrome Association’s WorkFit programme.
Designed to increase the opportunities for people with Down’s syndrome to access employment, WorkFit works on the premise that if people with Down’s syndrome and employers are given appropriate training and continued support, sustained employment can be achieved.
Ian Jackson, CAV Systems vice president – operations said: “Laura and Matthew join the company at a really exciting time, and we are delighted to welcome them both to the CAV team.
“We are committed to ensuring our values are reflected not only in our products but also the work we do in the community, and we pleased to be able to support initiatives that help individuals to train and secure employment. In her role as HR manager Laura will help to advance this strategy and support the development of our people.”
Laura said: “I am very much looking forward to working with the team and developing this and other value driven initiatives.”
Matthew said: “I really like my new job. Ian showed me around, so I know where everything is. I am learning lots of new things and enjoy working with everyone, especially my work buddies.”
CAV Systems has expertise in number of areas, including aerodynamics, design, certification, approval, advanced manufacture, and repair of aircraft systems, and employs over 110 people at its facilities in the UK and USA.