We are running the 1 day Emergency First Aid at Work course on MONDAY 13 November 2017.
The cost of the course is £100 plus VAT per person and runs from 9.00 am—4.00 pm.
This course provides basic First Aid instruction for persons required by their employer to act as the appointed person responsible for the immediate response to a First Aid emergency, in circumstances where there are no qualified First Aiders.
We are currently taking bookings for the above course.
The 1/2 day course is to be held at our premises on Wednesday 1 November 2017 from 9:00 am—1:30 pm.
This training course offers operators of abrasive wheels from all types of industry the opportunity to be trained to the requirements of PROVISION & USE of WORK EQUIPMENT REGULATIONS (PUWER), including practical training. Please bring PPE for the practical training.
The cost of the above course is £75 + VAT per person. Discounts may apply for multiple bookings.
We can also hold courses in-company and on other dates if required.
I was in the engineering & manufacturing business for almost 13 years but I began my career as an apprentice. My background is in gear manufacturing, where I was a machine programmer/operator for almost 5 years and a manufacturing supervisor for a further 8 years . Now I’m in the education business where I instruct and assess 1st year apprentices and then monitor them for the next 3 years of their careers. This takes place at their company, to ensure they’re getting the training they need to fulfill the apprenticeship program.
I have dealt with people from different backgrounds of education during my time in engineering and the ones who seem most knowledgeable and are indispensable to their companies, are the people who have started their career as an apprentice and have had hands on experience with the product they are making.
I have dealt with some graduates, straight out of university, working for reputable companies, who although can put together and read a spread sheet very well, don’t actually understand the technical information behind it and therefore make bad decisions.
My advice to anyone looking to get into engineering, would be to get an apprenticeship. Straight away, you’re learning skills and knowledge that are applicable to your job and you are getting a hands on understanding of how things are processed in a particular way and to a particular tolerance. Not to mention you’re earning a living while being educated! If you look in the car park or our training centre, you’ll notice that the value of the cars tend to be more expensive at the apprentice side of the car park!
Once you have a good understanding of the industry and you have your qualification, I would then advise to take your education further, if that’s what you desire. I think it’s more advantageous to be studying subjects that you can already to relate to, rather than studying them without any experience in the industry. If your company sees potential in you, they’ll more than likely offer to fund the education as well. There’s another advantage. No student debt!