Jo Joins the Elite

Our very own Jo Kisgory has joined the ranks of the elite after becoming only the 20th PA to achieve a ‘Pass with Distinction’ in the Diploma in Person Assistance (DipPA)!

Jo said of her achievement: “My recent attendance at the DipPA course delivered by APA has renewed my enthusiasm, effectiveness & passion for my role.  I have learnt how I can support the business needs and ensure that my Manager can be fully effective in his role.  I thoroughly enjoyed the course and have come back to my role knowing that I am no longer JUST a PA, I am a PA with an important position and I can make a difference!”

Jo Kisgory

Dr. Gareth Osborne of APA, who lectured on the course, said: “Jo starred throughout, she is obviously a great PA and a credit to her business TMAT. I wasn’t surprised when I was told she had joined the ranks of the elite by joining the small number of Diploma holders with a distinction. I know that some of her test answers were very sophisticated and she is not afraid of asking questions; even when it appears to some to be ‘silly’ questions. Covering all the angles is the mark of an outstanding PA, and she is.”

Everyone here at TMAT is very proud of Jo following her achievement and she’s proved to be an invaluable member of the team. Well done Jo!

TMAT creates new jobs to meet foreign demand

TMAT Ltd – the multi-national manufacturer of acoustic components for tractors and excavators whose customers include JCB and Volvo – is creating new jobs to meet increased foreign demand.

TMAT has seen increasing levels of business from markets markedly different time zones in particular since the beginning of 2013.

TMAT will adopt a new continental shift pattern to meet this demand, which will mean the factory in Chesterfield operating 24/7, therefore, requiring greater manpower.

Jason Lippitt, Managing Director of TMAT, said: “This is a paradigm shift from one way of working that suited the business needs for so long to one vital to our – and our customers’ – current and future needs.

“Businesses like ours working in a global environment with customers in different time zones need to anticipate change and adapt to it, and that is precisely what we’ve done.

“The decision to move to the continental shift pattern has already created an even greater dynamism about the place, and we look forward to the adding new blood to our enthusiastic team as the business continues to grow.”

TMAT would like to hear directly from machinery operators, maintenance engineers and other skilled engineering and factory workers. Those wishing to apply to work at TMAT should email with a CV.