Monday, July 2, 2012

News: Newburgh - the next generation


Newburgh Engineering employee Ed Middleton is following in the footsteps of his forefathers at the precision engineering company.

The great grandson of Newburgh founder, Isaac Middleton has successfully achieved an Advanced Apprenticeship and gained qualifications including BTec National Certificate, NVQ Level 2 in Performing Engineering Operations and NVQ Level 3 in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering.

Dating back to 1939 in Bradwell in the Hope Valley in 1939, Newburgh also has state of the art premises in Templeborough, Rotherham. The company is a specialist contract manufacturer of component parts and assemblies for the nuclear, defence, oil and gas, petrochemical, aerospace and power generation industries.

Isaac's grandson, Vince Middleton is the current chairman, having taken over the reigns from his brother Tony Middleton (Ed's father), who retired earlier in 2012 after over 40 years service at Newburgh. Tony himself started as an apprentice in 1968.

Dan Houchin has also recently completed his four year apprenticeship at Newburgh, securing NVQ level 2 Performing Engineering Operations, BTec National Certificate, NVQ level 3 Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering and HNC in Engineering.

Andy Millward, apprentice training manager at Newburgh, said: "It's so important for Newburgh to continue attracting quality apprentices like Ed and Dan year on year – they truly are the future of our business and we need to invest in them at ground level.

"Seeing an apprentice who is new to engineering, grow in skills and confidence is amazing – it's so rewarding, and the value of a skilled workforce should never be underestimated."

Newburgh Engineering now employs over 100 people and enjoyed a turnover of £10.7m in 2011.

Newburgh website

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