As part of National Apprenticeship Week, Engineering Technician Level 3 apprentice Niall Greensmith has been awarded the Outstanding Apprentice award in Manufacturing.
Niall’s apprenticeship requires him to perform a variety of tasks including programming design instructions on machinery which produces a wide selection of engineering materials.
Niall said: “There are lots of engineering applications such as castings for pumps, valves, oil and gas industries to big engineering components like fabrications for deep mining equipment in America and Australia.”
Steve Copley, Quality and Health and Safety Manager, is Niall’s senior at Pattinson Brothers.
Steve said: “Niall is working with a mentor on a machine to learn programming. His work is great and it helps us to because what he helps produce is actually saleable for us. It’s a win-win.”
Niall added: “To succeed here, you need to be dedicated and put your mind to it. For any apprenticeship there is a lot of learning so you have to keep at it. It’s a hands-on job which is great because I wouldn’t want a sit-down job. I’d like to keep progressing here.”