One of the first steps for an inspiring engineering career is gaining valuable real time work experience. Greenfield are pleased to have given Dylan Hughes a taster of a sheet metal production environment. Dylan enjoyed his week in the different manufacturing departments spending time learning how to fold complex components on the press-brakes. Then learning how to set and operate the new Haeger stud insertion machines pressing fixings into Sheetmetal parts. Moving into the fabrication area and onto spot-welding where he learned the principles behind the process as well as setting and operating the machine. At the end Dylan was presented with a experience certificate which he will take back to college and it will form part of his growing project portfolio. He is currently a full-time student studying at Petroc Collage towards his BTEC level 3 in Mechanical Engineering.

“Through our work experience programme, we like to open students’ eyes to the possible career options available at Greenfield Engineering and in sheet metal in general. Also, we help develop their soft skills, attitudes and behaviours expected in the workplace environment. I’m pleased to say well done Dylan on your brief time at Greenfield, but also wish him all the best for his future in engineering.” Colin Hamilton Training Co-ordinator & Apprentice Mentor.