PPMA Business Education Skills and Training (PPMA BEST) was established as a charitable incorporated organisation (registered charity no. 1156041) in 2014.
Our principal goal is to provide a pathway for young people to enter and develop a career in engineering within the processing and packaging, robotics, and industrial vision industries.
PPMA BEST offers several apprenticeship grants and bursaries to largely support PPMA Group member companies. The charity also works with PPMA member companies to form strong links with local schools and colleges to help inspire a diverse range of young people through interactive STEM-based activities.
Furthermore, PPMA BEST ambassadors work with Industrial Cadets – a national industry-led accreditation provider – to enhance workplace experiences for young people in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM).