Friday, November 27, 2009

News: Apprentices gain insight into world class engineering


The nine apprentices on the "New Era" Apprenticeship programme with Brinsworth Training in Rotherham were given an insight into specialist engineering techniques when they visited DavyMarkham in Sheffield recently.

The company, which designs, fabricates, machines and installs heavy and complex engineering components and assemblies for the civil engineering, metals, mining and quarrying and power generation industries, gave the Apprentices an in-depth tour around its site. The tour included services, fabrication, assembly and the machine shop, which gave the apprentices an insight into the importance of tight tolerances, even on huge components.

The "New Era" programme, which has been pioneered by Rotherham-based Newburgh Engineering and Sheffield-based Air Accessories, is designed to create a highly skilled breed of young engineers.

Peter Kerfoot, training supervisor for DavyMarkham said: "This was a great opportunity for the Apprentices to gain an insight into the heavy engineering sector - many of them had never seen workpieces of this size and found it fascinating! We were keen to show how, even on this scale, it is really important to be precise and accurate."

Vincent Middleton, managing director of Newburgh Engineering, said: "Company visits are an important part of the "New Era" programme.

"Throughout the 40 week course, we have a number of visits planned to some of the region's most innovative engineering companies in order to give the apprentices a taste of what it is like to work in this hugely exciting industry."

The Apprentices will visit Rotherham company AESSEAL and the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) on the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Rotherham before the end of the year, to give them an understanding into all sectors of engineering from heavy industries to nuclear, aerospace and the defence sector.

Brinsworth Training
Newburgh website

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