Chem­i­cal firm puts stu­dents to the test

Man­u­fac­turer hires young en­gi­neers to im­prove pro­duc­tion

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Business - By Paul Grin­nell paul.grin­ Twit­ter: @PTPaulGrin­nell

Chem­i­cals man­u­fac­turer, Safa­pac, is giv­ing two top en­gi­neer­ing stu­dents the chance to solve real business chal­lenges. Nine­teen-year-olds Henry Mor­ley and Gre­gory Sale, of Cam­bridge Uni­ver­sity, have joined Safa­pac at Or­ton South­gate, as in­terns for the sum­mer as part of their course.

The firm has chal­lenged them to ex­am­ine its man­u­fac­tur­ing process and de­vise ways of mak­ing it more ef­fi­cient.

Mr Mor­ley, of Oakham, said: “I am ex­cited to be here be­causeSafa­pacisen­trust­ing us with a project that has real business ob­jec­tives.”

Mr Sale, of Stam­ford, added: “This is our first pro­fes­sional en­vi­ron­ment so we weren’t sure what to ex­pect, but Safa­pac’s team is both highly sup­port­ive and col­lab­o­ra­tive.”

The pair have mapped out Safa­pac’s pro­duc­tion process, show­ing where ef­fi­cien- cies could be made.

Man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Barry Cor­nett said: “I’m sure they will make a valu­able con­tri­bu­tion to our business.” It is the third year Safa­pac has ac- . At the end of 2015 the Cit­i­zens Ad­vice Bu­reau (CAB) pub­lished ‘Stand­ing Alone – Go­ing to the Fam­ily Court with­out a Lawyer’ set­ting out in de­tail the find­ings of their re­search into the ex­pe­ri­ences of peo­ple rep­re­sent­ing them­selves in Fam­ily Law Court pro­ceed­ings.

They found that peo­ple with­out ac­cess to any Le­gal Rep­re­sen­ta­tion in Fam­ily Law cases achieved worse out­comesintheFam­i­lyCourts than their rep­re­sented coun­ter­parts, es­pe­cially when the other party had ac­cess to a trained lawyer.

So why do peo­ple choose not to have Le­gal Rep­re­sen­ta­tion? The CAB con­cluded that fi­nances are the pri­mary rea­son. How­ev­erLawyer­srecog­nise that not ev­ery­body can af­ford the lux­ury of hav­ing a lawyer take over ev­ery as­pect of deal­ing with a le­gal dis­pute and as such there is now the recog­nised prac­tise of what is known in the Le­gal Pro­fes­sion as the ‘un­bundling’ of Le­gal Ser­vices. This means that you de­cide how much as­sis­tance you re­quire (and there­fore pay for) in deal­ing with your Le­gal dis­pute.

Our Fam­ily Lawyers will dis­cuss with you at your ini­tial ap­point­ment the var­i­ous op­tions avail­able for us to as­sist you in your Le­gal dis­pute within your fi­nan­cial bud­get.

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