Our aim at Greenfield engineering is to continually improve and inspire future generations of engineers throughout both their careers here and their choices prior to entering the working world.

In recent weeks the business opened the doors to the local college in welcoming over 20 students in an educational tour of the facility. Tailored to the metalworking course of the students all attendees could experience both CAD design and get hands on with some of the various products previously manufactured. Then, in the factory see all equipment either operational or running demonstration pieces atop samples throughout fabrication and finishing. The intention of this collaboration is to build more dedicated relationships with local schools in turn creating an enthusiasm for engineering as a career. Greenfield engineering already operate a structured work experience program annually for young people, however spaces for this are very limited so a shorter tour and demonstration is an opportunity to inspire in larger numbers.

In another first and in collaboration with our sheet metal machinery supplier our second year apprentices have spent the day at the headquarters in Kidderminster. During the visit the young engineers witnessed behind the scenes of equipment they operate daily. In touring the showroom they saw the very latest technology coming into the sector, visiting the support areas they saw advanced machine monitoring capabilities and problem solving. Apprentices were also shown the tooling manufacturing areas as well as machine refurbishment departments.

Both of these activities will repeat annually, expanding upon an ever improving and extensive apprenticeship program now in its 11th year.