Apprenticeships are an excellent way for young people to enter the workplace whilst continuing with formal education, plus gaining valuable qualifications and receiving high quality training using some of the most advanced technologies in the UK sheet metal industry.
Greenfield apprentices spend four days a week in the workplace working with experienced sheet metal engineers using cutting edge manufacturing equipment. On the fifth day the student is sent to day release at Petroc College where they study their formal academic curriculum. The apprenticeship programme is managed in conjunction with a training coordinator using EAL (Excellence, Achievement and Learning) as the awarding body.
Each apprentice is issued with a training rotation framework where they spend up to 12 weeks working with skilled mentors continually being assessed in each of the core engineering disciplines of the manufacturing processes. Including the programming, setting and operation.
Greenfield as a company believes strongly in investing in our staff, continually looking to expand our skill base. Therefore we are extremely proud of our apprentices and the training programme that we offer. In fact in the last 6 years our training/apprenticeship scheme has produced no fewer than 6 Apprentice of the Year awards!
Apprentices at Greenfield Engineering work on a rotation basis spending up to 3 months at a time working in the main production and support areas of the business including Punching & Laser Cutting, Press Brake & Panel Bending, Welding & Fabrication, Powder Coat Painting, Product Assembly & Packing and Computer Aided Design (CAD). Here they learn their core engineering skills and a broad knowledge of the business, machinery & equipment, customer base and the market sectors that we work within.
Working in conjunction with our training co-ordinator the apprentices spend four days per week in the workplace learning sheet metal skills, gathering real workplace evidence to complete an NVQ 3 portfolio of work and one day a week attending Petroc College working towards their academic qualifications.
The awarding body for the apprenticeship scheme is EAL (Excellence, Achievement & Learning) and there are two training paths that the apprentices can follow.
Our workforce is our greatest asset and we understand that our future growth is determined by the technical skill and passion of our employees. When we’re tackling complex projects we need employees who have the skills for us to deliver engineering solutions.
Greenfield has been producing sheetmetal components since 1989. Read about how it all started from a small unit in Bradworthy, Devon with hand driven tools to today where we now have 2 sites, each at over 20,000 sqft and are market leaders in automation.
Greenfield’s strong engineering core has continued to develop and expand over the years to now having an industry reputation for producing high quality precision sheet metal components and assemblies for any market place.