Fracino graduate training hoists next generation of engineers up the ladder

Multi-award winning Birmingham coffee machine manufacturer Fracino is fuelling the pipeline of future talent with a people-focused approach.

The company is looking to support recent graduates enter the industry within the brand as well as in the wider industry as part of a new recruitment strategy.

Francino’s quality assurance manager, Daniel O’Donnell, graduated with a work-based BEng in professional engineering from Aston University after Fracino supported his studies.

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The degree has boosted O’Donnell’s skills and brought wide-ranging benefits to the UK’s only manufacturer of espresso and cappuccino machines.

O’Donnell joined Fracino three years ago after the managing director Adrian Maxwell appeared on a radio programme to comment on the budget.

In a first for the Fracino team, he will now apply to become an incorporated engineer which demonstrates that his skills meet or exceed an international standard.

O’Donnell said: “I had gained a foundation degree when I joined the company as a trainee engineer and bachelor’s qualification was the natural next step on the career path. I really appreciate the support, mentoring and development from Adrian and Fracino along with the fantastic opportunity to fulfil my potential with a manufacturer and exporter which is highly respected in the UK and overseas.”

Adrian Maxwell said: “Our ethos and strategy is to continue to invest in tomorrow’s talent by recruiting and retaining great people with a ‘can do’ attitude – helping them to upskill and acquire qualifications for career progression. Daniel’s assignments in the workplace have already brought us great efficiencies, reducing costs and lifting productivity.”

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