Since its inception in 1966, Moorland Plastics has provided employment opportunities for people with disabilities, offering transferable skills in manufacturing, as well as providing personal and social support.
In recent years the organisation has become heavily involved in the 14-19 agenda, providing a solution to the escalating NEETs issue faced across the UK. At present they provide collaborative provision for pre-16 school children through QCF level 1 and 2 in manufacturing, as well as non-accredited work experience. This is system which was highly praised in the last Ofstead report. In 2012 this will expanding into post-16 foundation learning.
“As a social enterprise, our focus is people”, states James Smith, Sales and Marketing Manager. “We’re creating an ideas factory, developing innovative products which help improve the world we’re living in. These products focus on enhancing safety, improving living standards and creating sustainability solutions. We think by offering a place of employment that provides an experience we can inspire people to develop their own ideas, while giving them an opportunity to understand the manufacturing process.”
More information about Moorland Plastics can be found by visiting: www.moorlandplastics.co.uk or calling: 01226 724293.
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Moorland Plastics, a supported employment facility within the borough of Barnsley, South Yorkshire.
Our core business is the production of plastic components and products.