Jenny Johnston
Business Woman of the Year Finalist

KMF is one of the UK’s leading sheet metal fabrication and precision engineering firms, headquartered in Newcastle-under-Lyme. Jenny was the driving force behind KMF’s move to in-house apprenticeships in 2007, which ensures that KMF has a skilled and sustainable workforce that it needs to grow and meet future growth ambitions.

Passionate about the opportunities provided by apprenticeships and careers in STEM subjects, Jenny is also a prominent Apprentice Ambassador within her wider community. As the chairperson of the West Midlands Apprenticeship Ambassador Network, Jenny organises ambassadorial activities, recruits apprentice ambassadors and supports other organisations in the development of their own apprenticeship schemes.

Jenny has made a significant contribution to the development of the Fabrication Level 3 and Engineering Operative Level 2 standards and in 2016 was recognised by The Manufacturer Top 100 as a ‘Driver of Cultural Change’ in the manufacturing industry and an ‘innovator’ in the way she encourages young people towards STEM careers. This is evident through the Young Engineer of the Year school engagement project which has worked with over 12,500 young people and invested over £550,000 into local schools since 2012, creating a sustainable talent pool of future engineers.

KMF continues to be recognised as a TOP 100 UK Apprentice Employer and now offers in-house engineering and business apprenticeships across the KMF Group.

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