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    The ability to “earn while you learn” and getting a real hands on experience from industry experts are two of the main reasons why young people are starting to choose apprenticeships. This has become a real career alternative to university and all the mounting costs associated with the university route. Greenfield will be looking to…

    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…

    Future Careers Greenfield’s apprentice team was at hand at Holsworthy Community College to explain the career opportunities available to Year 10 pupils, as they showcased a range of different opportunities within the interesting engineering sector and specifically Greenfield Engineering. This is the annual Careers Fair close to the end of half-term, when around 40 students…

    An apprenticeship offers young people a fantastic foundation to build a career, where the limits are only set by the commitment you put in, and Gary Burnard is a prime example. Gary first began his engineering career at Greenfield as an apprentice in 1993. Studying hard to complete his four year courses in mechanical engineering…

    Local young lad with a strong passion for engineering, Otis Nethercot, who has currently completed his first year apprenticeship at college studying towards his NVQ level 2 in Performing Engineering Operations qualification. Otis has now joined Greenfield  so he will be well on his way to completing a BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Engineering on…

    Myles MacDonald is retiring after 25+ years at Petroc College during which time he has taught countless Greenfield Engineering apprentices. As he is a scouser and a huge Liverpool FC fan, the college had fabricated a 400mm high mild steel sculpture of the Liver Bird from the Liverpool FC badge, and asked Greenfield if they…

    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…

    All the hard work has finally paid off for these apprentice engineers, whereby months of studying and revising has led to them all achieving their college results. Pictured from left to right are: Kieran Durrant, Mitch Acres and Albie Hardwick, who have all successfully completed the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Mechanical Engineering at Petroc…

    Greenfield is a firm believer in the value of its older staff gaining qualifications even if they are joining the business later in their careers. The business feels these academic qualifications supplement the additional skills acquired through in-house training in the workplace. If our older staff want to gain qualifications we are more than happy…

    Luke Heard was one of three work experience students from Holsworthy Community College who spent the past week (9th – 13th July) at Greenfield Engineering undertaking their work placements. The week’s experience provided them all with an insight into the world of Sheet Metal Engineering, more importantly teaching them about what they can expect after…

    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…

    Greenfield recently attended Power of Apprenticeships at Petroc College Barnstaple. Looking at introducing enthusiastic young individuals who are aspiring to move onto a career in Engineering whilst still carrying on with their college training. Greenfield has been a well-established company focusing on quality training for more than 25 years. Producing some of the top engineers…

    Greenfield are finding the long term commitment to apprenticeships are making good business sense. At present we have a tight-knit group of 11 apprentices at various stages of their training. With an additional group of 7 recently having finished their formal training programmes. The skill shortages within the sheet metal engineering sector is the biggest…

    Greenfield Engineering is delighted to welcome three new apprentices for the 2017 intake for the seventh year running. The changing attitude by young students to technology based opportunities in manufacturing is a positive trend which we hope continues as more students see the advantages of a career in engineering. The recruitment of high calibre young…

    Great Torrington school recently hosted another successful Stem event for the third year running in which Greenfield were delighted to be asked to support the event. This year’s event saw in excess of 500 students from 16 schools across North Devon coming together to attend the STEM event (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). The importance…

    Tom Underwood scooped 2nd year “2017” mechanical engineering apprentice of the year at the Petroc skills awards ceremony that was held at the Park Hotel in Barnstaple on the 14th September. As the winner for his year group the award is in recognition to Tom’s outstanding hard work and dedication over the years course. The…

    Greenfield have again been engaging directly with pupils at the recent Budehaven School careers fair. The young students from several year groups aged 11-16 were able to discover the different engineering disciplines offered within the company whilst also showing the wide diversity of the products and market sectors supplied. This event gave a great platform…

    Greenfield are pleased to welcome the new apprentice intake for 2016. The business is certainly changing the perception of an Engineering and Manufacturing Apprenticeship. Young students have started to realise that this is a valid long term career option gaining work based and academic qualifications, with the added benefit of no student debts on the…

    Greenfield Engineering’s HNC apprentice James McCann was awarded the prestigious 3rd year mechanical engineering apprentice of the year award at the 2016 Group Training & Development prize giving event held at the Barnstaple Hotel. The awards are an annual celebration of outstanding engineering excellence for apprentices who have demonstrated high academic results and commitment to…

    Greenfield’s apprenticeship programme, now in its seventh year, values the necessity in developing our own engineering talent. It’s pleasing and rewarding to know that apprentices going back over several different year groups had continued to win apprentice of the year awards. The awards recognise the significant effort and high standards that they had made to…

    Greenfield were delighted to work alongside students from Great Torrington School, Chulmleigh and Braunton Academies to help them produce their 2016 Apprentice Branding Project films. The day consisted of a tour of the Greenfield factory, interviews with apprentices Jamie Hooper & Thomas Marlow and afternoon of film making. The students worked to produce a short…

    Today Greenfield have launched our largest apprenticeship programme to date, with a view to recruit and introduce 8-10 new apprentices to a career in engineering. The successful candidates will join the business during the summer months and will start college in September. The scheme to introduce apprentices into the organisation was reintroduced six years ago…

    Greenfield’s introduction of work experience in 2014 gives young people aged 14 to 16 the opportunity to gain real-world experience of engineering in the workplace. The importance of having a future supply of young and enthusiastic people into the business is critical to our success. Providing the stepping stone of quality work experience to placements…

    Engineering apprentice training provider Group Training and Development were delighted to welcome Greenfield Engineering’s apprentice mentor Steve Killner to the Board of Directors. Harry Dower Managing Director said “Steve will bring a wealth of experience and knowledge in the field of engineering to the board. At Greenfield, Steve’s direct involvement with the development of young…

    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…

    Greenfield welcomes to the team Thomas Underwood, Lewis Hamilton, Ryan Gay and Richard Taylor – this year’s successful candidates to join our on-going apprentice programme. The philosophy of training young individuals into high calibre sheet metal engineers is based on a proven approach which started in 1991. Since then most of the then young men…

    Greenfield are pleased to celebrate the achievement and accolade of Jamie Hooper being named Group Training & Development 2nd Year Apprentice of the Year! This award was justly deserved and a testament to Jamie’s work ethic, ambition and potential. It is obvious to see that he has already created a fantastic foundation to springboard himself…

    Forming part of Greenfields strategy in helping develop and support young people’s interest in an engineering and technology-based career, Holsworthy Community College year 10 students studying GCSE Resistant Materials were invited to visit the factory for a complete tour of Greenfields facilities and the modern manufacturing techniques being used. This was followed by a presentation…

    High student excellence within the Engineering Department at Petroc school of Design and Manufacture has been recognised in an awards ceremony held at Barnstable Hotel. Greenfield employee Mitchal Cisneros is presented with apprentice of the year award. Mr Robert Coombes head of engineering said.” Mitchal has again proven his drive and determination to succeed at…

    Greenfield are pleased to announce securing two new major contracts, which after three months of complicated tendering were won. Both long term projects from unconnected market sectors start within the coming months. This will be after design modifications, prototype sampling & new tooling. All this will eliminate any chance of a fragmented start for the…

    Chris Lees was recognised with an individual award for student of the year from Group Training Development for his Level 3 NVQ in Mechanical Engineering, after continuing and making significant progress this year in his collage assignments and Apprenticeship portfolio. The award ceremony took place in the Barnstable Hotel where Chris received his trophy from…

    2nd year apprentices Billy Hinson and Thomas Marlow have both passed the first year of their BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering; and both with a full set of distinction grades! Billy and Tom have worked extremely hard over the last two years and their commitment and dedication has been rewarded in the grades they…

    On Wednesday the 19th March Greenfield’s Mitchal Cisneros was presented with the prestigious award of apprentice of the year. This is in recognition as the most outstanding student in the year group, even more impressive that this is the second year in a row that Mitchal has taken this honour. Currently in his 1st year…

    Greenfield Engineering announce this year that it is now ready to recruit six young people to take up apprenticeships in 2014. The new successful candidates will join the existing apprentices currently undergoing training across the business. The apprentice training programme was re-introduced five years ago and have already seen the start of high calibre young…

    After a rigorous interviewing and selection process, Greenfield are pleased to introduce the new intake of apprentices for 2013.The drive to bring in high calibre young men into Sheet metal Engineering is now in its third year, With the business already seeing the benefits of the previous years Apprentices developing their knowledge and skills. Knowing…

    Held at the Park Hotel Barnstable on the 12/04/2013 was The Annual Apprentice Prize Giving Award Ceremony & Dinner, Where Mitchal Cisneros (Greenfield 2nd Year Apprentice) won North Devon Colleges Mechanical Engineering 1st year Apprentice of the Year 2012. The award evening recognises the hard work and effort made by the apprentices of all the…

    The recent appointment of Mark Cornish as Quality Technician at Greenfield Engineering underlines our continued commitment and determination to deliver high quality sheet metal components that exceeds our customer expectations. Mark has been given the task of further developing our quality systems and also improving process controls, his time will be divided between overseeing the…

    Greenfield Engineering’s commitment to the future is marked by the introduction of four new apprentices to the business. This is the second successive year that the company has taken on four apprentice engineers. This rolling program is already bearing fruits and is expected to continue for the foreseeable future. This years apprentices, Dom Abbot, Spencer…

    Greenfield Engineering’s continual commitment of increasing their skills and adding to the highly trained work force is shown by the first intake of the next generation of young sheet metal engineers. Our four successful new candidates, Chris Lees, Mitch Cisneros, Robert Pitt and James Urquhart, will study a two year BTEC Level 3 Diploma in…

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