Greenfield have developed a simple, but effective standard in bridging the engineering skills gap that most companies are experiencing. Having a clear focus on building and developing a strong framework from our apprenticeship programme for the future. This was started 8 years ago to ensure the business would get a continual process-oriented approach for young engineers on the training programme. Over this time it has now started to deliver the right type of quality individual with many moving into important key roles within Greenfield’s infrastructure. This has been achieved in close collaboration with Petroc College, as it incorporates the important engineering qualifications either starting students on level 2 or level 3, continuing to level 4 (subject to grades). All this links back to the main engineering disciplines of mentoring in-house: punching, folding, automation, robotics, fabrication, welding, powder coating, computer aided design and mechanical assembly. The importance of the right up skilling capabilities and specialist sheet metal training they need to develop into quality advanced engineers for life.
Simon Walker Operations Director added: “I think if I was a young student wanting to join an engineering company offering an apprenticeship. It would be reassuring to see previous apprentices from the scheme and to see how well they had all developed in the company after finishing their apprenticeship. Why would you settle for an average apprenticeship when you can join Greenfield and have outstanding one!”