The Greenfield apprentice team of Steve Killner, Mitchal Cisneros and Jamie Hooper joined Garry Brown of Group Training & Development at Torrington school’s student careers evening. This event was to meet students and parents to showcase the potential of a career as an engineering apprentice. It gave students the chance to meet existing Greenfield apprentices to see how they have developed and are progressing in their own engineering career. It also enabled the students to talk about the opportunities in engineering in a relaxed informal environment. Traditionally schools have encouraged students to continue with academic studies after their GCSE’s but now we see a change with more emphasis being put on entering the world of work through the apprenticeship route. The world of manufacturing has also changed with cutting end technologies being used, and there are now many more opportunities for a great career in engineering available to the student that gains the right skills in a real work environment.

On the night students talked in length about Greenfield understanding whilst completing work based training linked to NVQ, but also studying on day release at college towards additional high quality formal qualification, coupled with support of Greenfield all the way.