Encirc shows diversity and inclusion are the key to bottling success

August 2021

Glass bottle manufacturer Encirc is highlighting the power of diversity and inclusion in the hiring process, in a drive to attract even more talent into STEM roles.

As part of Encirc’s ‘360’ business model, which aims to deliver a single solution in glass manufacturing, filling and logistics to its customers, the push for diversity comes from the belief that an inclusive supply chain solution can only be delivered by an invested, diverse workforce.

Lara Edison came to Encirc after completing her studies in Mechanical Engineering at Liverpool John Moores University and landing a position on the Cheshire Energy Hub graduate scheme. Lara is one of the youngest female manufacturing managers in Europe.

When it comes to finding her voice in the company, and her place in the industry, Lara has learned to ‘challenge, manage, and overcome’, but she says that manufacturing is even more open to diversity than when she started.

“Modern manufacturing is much more accessible to women,” explains Lara. “The industry has gone through a real period of change. It’s an ageing industry, so fore new starters coming in, you could rise through the business much faster, compared to other industries. The opportunities are endless!”

Read more from Lara, and more of Encirc’s diversity champions in the full article, here.

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