At Williams we understand that the workforce is our driving engine. We think of ourselves as one big family, and we have achieved the Occupational Health and Safety Standard certification 18001:2007.
The strength of our community is reflected in the fact that so many of our staff stay with us for so long. 60% of employees at Kings Lynn have been with us for over 10 years, and 5% for over 30 years.
It’s a level of dedication that speaks for itself.
We understand that training and personal development are vital, not only to improve our workforce but also for staff wellbeing. The majority of manufacturing staff are now qualified to at least NVQ Level 2. The types of courses offered include performing manufacturing operations, forklift, brazing, welding and administration. Williams far exceeds the legal requirements on industry training – all testing is carried out by City & Guilds 2078 qualified technicians and all brazing undertaken to BRA standards.
At all our sites around the world we value close ties with local communities, we work hard to minimise our impact on the environment and we embrace the wellbeing of our workforce and the local community. Our employee welfare extends to our staff’s family through various social events and fun days. Our links with the community are enhanced by our charity and sponsorship commitments to local issues and campaigns.
We support local schools through sponsorship, training programmes and arranging talks by industry-leading engineers. We are also involved with numerous local charities across all our sites around the globe.