Tuesday, February 9, 2016

News: Newburgh Precision hosts visit from Cutlers’ Made in Sheffield Ambassadors

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Newburgh Precision Ltd, the high-tech precision engineering sub-contractor, recently welcomed pupils from local schools as part of The Cutlers' Made in Sheffield Ambassador programme which provides experience of real businesses in action.

Newburgh Precision at Templeborough has unrivalled expertise in machining precision components. It specialises in manufacturing "cells" that include dedicated groups of resources operated by a team of multi-skilled individuals that are committed to producing a product or products for one customer.

20, 14 to 15 year old, Year 10 pupils from Bradfield School and Westfield School had a presentation from managing director, David Greenan, on the range of work that Newburgh Precision undertake for sectors such as Oil & Gas, Nuclear, Power Generation, Defence and Aerospace. They also heard about the career options available and the experience of some of the Newburgh employees in progressing through the business. The pupils also had a tour of the shop floor to see a range of machining and fabrication and a visit round the apprentice training school.

The Cutlers' Made in Sheffield Ambassador programme is delivered by The work-wise Foundation for the engineering sector. The two and a half year programme has 147 students (aged 14-16) from Bradfield, Stocksbridge, Westfield, Outwood City, Handsworth Grange and Firth Park schools and is aimed at providing young people with the employability skills required by industry and focussed around careers in engineering and manufacturing related industries, providing them with a range of opportunities to work with sector employers.

The work-wise Foundation Charity is an employer inspired and led initiative for engineering, manufacturing and related sectors to support the development of young people so they have the knowledge, skills, aptitude and opportunities for employment within the Sheffield City Region.

Newburgh employs 148 employees (20% of which are current apprentices) over two facilities. Around 90% of Newburgh staff are apprentice-trained, including all management right up to the present managing director, David Greenan.

Vincent Middleton, chairman of Newburgh Engineering Ltd, was recognised with an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list 2015 for services to advanced manufacturing skills training. The Investiture recently took place at Buckingham Palace where he received his award in person from HRH The Prince of Wales.

As well as co-founding the innovative workwise programme, Middleton was named the first industrial chair of the AMRC Training Centre in Rotherham.

Newburgh Precision website

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