What is NPL? It is the UK’s National Metrology Institute, a public sector research establishment, an important scientific institution and a prominent feature in the Teddington landscape. NPL is a partner, collaborator, convener and adviser in countless relationships with businesses, public bodies and universities. We work with organisations of all sizes across the UK and around the world.
NPL has many identities. Most of all it is a diverse community of talented, enthusiastic and committed individuals, working together to deliver impact for the economy and society. Our commitment to diversity is enduring and helps us continue to attract and retain talented people. To solidify our commitment to diversity and opportunities for all, in 2022 we became a signatory of the Race at Work Charter and renewed our IoP Project Juno Practitioner accreditation, which recognises action taken to address the underrepresentation of women in physics.
The NPL community has become progressively more diverse, from our early career scientists all the way to the NPL Board. In 2022 we hosted 30 apprentices across science, engineering and business administration programmes, filling our talent pipelines for the future. We also hosted two students on the Government-led kick starter programme, offering young people claiming Universal Credit a six-month work placement.
We welcomed new members to the NPL Board, with recently appointed Non-Executive Directors adding a wealth of experience and insight from different backgrounds, industries and regions to help lead the company forward.
Professor Graeme Reid