In October 2010 we took on another apprentice in our Machine Shop in a bid to ensure that the skills of our current machinists are passed on. We also needed to increase manpower in the Machine Shop to cope with increased workloads due to the acquisition in 2009 of a new large capacity horizontal boring machine.
Terry Morrell completed his NVQ Level 2 in Mechanical Engineering at Brinsworth Training in Rotherham in May 2010, but was unable to progress to Level 3 as he was not in relevant employment. We recently attended an awards evening held at Brinsworth Training, at which Terry was presented with his Level 2 NVQ certificates.
Terry has commenced his on-the-job training with one of our experienced manual Horizontal Borer operators and is currently making excellent progress. Although we usually send our apprentices to North Nottinghamshire College in Worksop, for the sake of continuity Terry will stay with Brinsworth Training for his NVQ Level 3.