Greenfield have a long established and structured training programme for apprenticeships. So it’s very pleasing to report that one of our apprentices has produced a key piece of work, the project forms part of his BTEC3 in mechanical engineering course which involves identifying a brief, creating the concept and designing the unit right through to a fully finished manufactured product. This culminates in him giving a full presentation of his design to a mixed audience of lecturers and students at college.
Mitchell Acres’ college project is based on workshop washbasins. The interesting part of the project is combining different materials from wood, sheet-metal and box section, then using different skill sets from CNC programming, folding, fabrication and woodwork. 19 year old Mitchell is in his third year training at present in the main sheet-metal section of the business.

Greenfield’s Operations Director Simon Walker said: ‘It’s very pleasing to see Mitchell produce such an exceptionally good piece of work showing off his design and engineering skills to the college. This is so important for the future, as the business continues to develop the skills required for the next generation of highly trained and skilled engineers.”