Greenfield, are pleased to welcome 2018 academic year of aspiring apprentices (L to R) David Dawson, Nicholas Cronk, Ryan Renshaw, Ethan Childs and Drew Acaster, in joining the team. These successful apprentices have been chosen from a very strong selection and recruitment process this year. They all now have the opportunity to start their engineering career in one of the leading apprentice programmes in the UK.  They will be learning to become highly skilled engineers in a range of sheet metal disciplines, through Greenfield’s established award-winning apprenticeship scheme having received seven apprentice of the year awards in the past five years alone.

Multiple learning on-the-job NVQ pathways comprising of setting and safe running; Punching, Laser cutting, Folding, Spot-welding, Mig/Tig welding, CAD design, Powder Coating, Engineering support, and Final Assembly. This will run alongside their day release courses attending Petroc College Engineering Technology Centre.

Colin Hamilton, (Training Coordinator), commented: “Apprenticeships are a credible route to a very rewarding engineering career. These new apprentices will learn the necessary sheet metal craft skills from experienced engineers to produce the level of quality and attention to detail that Greenfield is known for. It really is a brilliant opportunity for them with many exciting opportunities within Greenfield Engineering ahead. The business sees big changes in the future affecting manufacturing from digitisation as well as increased reliance on automation opening new doors and different opportunities, these changes will see the roles of operators, programmers and design personnel change. We need our staff to be the best and adapt into these new roles as they develop. Apprenticeships work – not only for the Apprentice, but also for us the local community and the wider UK sheet metal industry, and it is always a pleasure mentoring them through the early stages of their careers”.