Having operated in the filtration market for over 30 years, Croft Filters has provided various filter designs to wastewater treatment plants.
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For his year in industry, Jack was awarded an Industrial Cadet Certificate of Graduation at the highest level. He was presented with his Platinum Level certificate recently, awarded by the Engineering Development Trust (EDT), a body whose aim is to increase interest in UK STEM careers.
Jack added, “I had a really enjoyable and formative year at Croft, and I feel like my time there has helped me to develop leaps and bounds as an engineer. Learning to work in a professional environment for the first time was a steep learning curve for me, but the team at Croft were always happy to help me, and very quickly made me feel at home.
I particularly enjoyed attending the TCT additive showcase event in Birmingham, where all the latest technology in the industry was on display. Towards the end of my project, I was encouraged to apply for the Industrial Cadet Platinum Award – an award that recognises contribution and personal development over a year in industry – and I have just received my certificate last week. I want to thank everyone at Croft for a fantastic year!”
As a centre of innovation and pushing boundaries, especially when it comes to the additive manufacturing arm of the business, we’re proud to have helped Jack achieve recognition for his talents.
Professor Allan Rennie, Y-in-I Placements Co-Ordinator for Lancaster University’s Engineering Department, said “We are witnessing an increased appetite from students looking to gain some form of contextual work experience in or with industry during their studies, be that a summer or vacation placement, a term-time internship or even a full-year in industry. Croft Filters Ltd and Croft Additive Manufacturing Ltd have been very supportive in this regard and work closely with our Department to offer such opportunities to our student body. Jack has benefitted immensely from his time with Croft, and although he is a Chemical Engineering undergraduate, his knowledge gained from studies to date allowed him to undertake this year-in-industry placement in a related manufacturing field where he could apply some of his skills, investigating routes for recycling and reusing materials in additive manufacturing (3D printing). It was so pleasing to hear of Jack’s Platinum Award, which exemplifies the hard work and commitment he put into his placement, but also recognises the excellent support that he received from his industrial mentors.”
Improving filtration efficiency can be a challenge. Especially for companies that are trying to deliver the highest possible open area across the filter media.