Friday, February 12, 2010

News: Newburgh gives engineering schools an insight into industry


80 teachers from specialist engineering schools across the country visited Newburgh Engineering in Rotherham this week, to give them a better insight into the operation of a high precision engineering business.

The visit, which was part of a two day Engineering Conference being held in South Yorkshire by the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust, involved a presentation by Newburgh's Managing Director Vincent Middleton and a tour of the state-of-the-art factory at Templeborough.

James Pitt, Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT) Consultant said: "All the teachers who visited Newburgh work directly with pupils studying engineering subjects at school. It is important for them to keep up to date with the changing requirements of the industry and to give them an even better understanding of what employers are looking for.

"The visit gave us a fascinating insight into the role of an Apprentice engineer and how precision manufacturers like Newburgh are working to meet the challenges of the skills shortage in engineering."

Vincent Middleton, Managing Director of Newburgh Engineering, added: "The future success and competitiveness of the UK engineering companies depends on being able to attract and retain highly skilled Apprentices.

"We are working closely with a number of schools in order to demonstrate the opportunities for bright, dynamic students who choose Engineering as a career. The visit by the SSAT teachers was an important part of this, as they have direct contact with this country's future Apprentice engineers, who are so important to ensure the longevity and competitiveness of this industry."

Newburgh utilises manufacturing cells, dedicated groups of resources operated by a team of multi-skilled individuals that are committed to producing a product or products for one customer.

Newburgh Engineering runs its New Era Apprenticeship programme with local training provider Brinsworth Training, which was designed to create a highly skilled breed of young engineers.

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