Quick facts
  • Year established:
    2011
  • Website:
    http://www.nccuk.com
  • Contact
    • N C C, Unit 1, Feynman Way Central, Emersons Green, Bristol, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom, BS16 7FS

About National Composites Centre

The NCC is a world-class research centre which enables companies of any size and across industry sectors to exploit innovative ideas in composites engineering. The NCC sits in between academia and industry, being the place where theoretical concepts of composites engineering are tried and tested before being proven fit for commercial mass application by industry.

The NCC prides itself on being industry's research and development partner. When companies need to make things lighter, stronger, smarter and more sustainable they come to the NCC.

Innovation isn’t just in their work, but in their people who deliver it. Development is at the heart of everything they do; in industry, in research, and in their employees. Employees are developed in many formal and informal ways. One of their most recent innovative programmes is the 'Composites Conversion' course which provided intensive training in composites manufacturing to non- composites engineers. The programme involved a three month taught programme, hands on practical workshops, mentoring, and a ‘design and build’ project to consolidate the learning.

Their vision is to "Be the world-leading authority on composites, bringing together and developing the best minds and the best technologies, to solve the world’s most complex engineering challenges".


What is it like to work for National Composites Centre

My Manager
My Manager
The NCC management development programme is tailored to suit the management experience of the delegates. All delegates receive 360 degree feedback before and after the programme, supported by a facilitated coaching session to interpret the feedback and create a meaningful development plan to work on throughout the programme. 
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
One of their most recent innovative programmes is the Composites Conversion course which provided intensive training in composites manufacturing to non- composites engineers. The programme involved a three month taught programme, hands on practical workshops, mentoring, and a ‘design and build’ project to consolidate the learning. They offer mentoring and coaching, including career coaching which is taken up by approximately 15% of employees.
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
They have recently launched the NCC wellbeing programme which is a continuous 'drumbeat' of activities, information and commucation supporting employee wellbeing. These have included free yoga sessions, flu vaccinations, lunchtime walks, informative articles in their employee e-newsletter and various training sessions such as an introduction to meditation & mediation or sleeping better.

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Benefits:

  • Gym
    Gym

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  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

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  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary scheme to all employees, or one in which the employer's contribution is at least 5%

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to all staff

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    1

  • Staff Turnover:

    13%

  • Staff:

    298

  • Average Age:

    37

  • Earning £35,000+:

    61%

  • Male : Female:

    80% / 20%

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