Early in January 2016 20, 14 to 15 year old, Year 10 pupils from Bradfield School and Westfield School’s visited Newburgh Precision in Rotherham as part of The Cutlers’ Made in Sheffield Ambassador programme which provides experience of real businesses in action.
The pupils 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. This is a 2.5 year programme with 147 students (aged 14-16) from Bradfield, Stocksbridge, Westfield, Outwood City, Handsworth Grange and Firth Park schools 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.