30 years of apprentices - new engineering apprentices required

Date published: 09 September 2020

Rochdale-based engineering and manufacturing company, Nema, is celebrating 30 years of recruiting apprentices.

Founded in 1954 in Norden originally as Nordale Springs, Nema has invested in technologies over the past 10 years and now has the capabilities to design, manufacture and test electric motors for aircraft platforms, including existing commercial and military to brand new all-electric and hybrid aircraft platforms.

Now a 40-strong workforce, Nema is a key supplier to companies such as Airbus, Martin Baker (Ejector Seats), Collins Aerospace (Raytheon) and Safran.

Managing Director, Andrew Wilding, said: “Apprentices are an essential part of our business plan and future development. The business has a successful training programme which started 30 years ago with our very first apprentice who is now a senior manager at Nema. Many of our apprentices go on to HNC level, one of which has now completed his degree in mechanical engineering.”

Rochdale Training recruits Nema's apprentices who have 'off the job training' for the first year, modelled to fit in with company requirements including electrical, mechanical and spring making skills. Nema relies on the skills and expertise of a skilled workforce, many of which have come through an apprenticeship.

Looking for a young person to become an apprentice, Nema has an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to become a trained skilled mechanical engineer and CNC machine operator.

You will be trained in all aspects of engineering in a very well-equipped modern engineering workshop:

  • Turning CNC and Manual manufacturing small to medium components to very accurate tolerances.
  • Milling CNC and manual working on 4 axis machines with multiple tool changing and probing capabilities.
  • Grinding CNC and manual, grinding parts to micron tolerances using digital measuring equipment.
  • Electro-discharge wire cutting machinery cutting intricate parts to very close tolerances.
  • Additive manufacturing 3D printing.
  • Solidwork 3D modelling and CadCam machining.

Rochdale Training is looking for a bright individual, with a passion for engineering and a desire to learn.

  • Minimum of 5 GCSEs with a 4 or above, including maths and English and preferably one science

An advanced (4 year) apprenticeship is offered.

  • Year 1; 12 months off the job training to NVQ level 2 based at Rochdale training association.
  • Year 2-3; NVQ 3 and 4.
  • Year 4, HNC qualification.

Starting salary: £4.15 per hour, reviewed every 12 months

Starting date: Immediately

Working week: At workplace: 38 hours per week, Mon-Thurs 7.30am-5.30pm (4-day week). This may vary when attending Rochdale Training Centre.

Apply now: https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/-541542

All enquiries to Nathan Finn: nfinn@rochdaletraining.co.uk

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