Training the next generation of engineers

Training the next generation of engineers

Training the next generation of engineers

Our team is our most important asset, therefore, recognising their achievements is a top priority. And we’re in luck to have so many talented engineers under our belt. In fact, according to recent reports from Engineering UK, “in the past year, recruitment activity for engineering roles accounted for a quarter of all job postings in the UK” and the demand is rising. Interest in engineers is predicted to grow faster than any other occupation, especially as the UK moves to a ‘green engineering’ pathway. 

Pride in our achievements 

Our apprentices and degree-level team members act as a vital cog to one well-running machine and support the smooth running of the factory. They’ve recently acquired some considerable achievements…   

  • 1st-year apprentice, Arthur Leighton, recently completed his 1st phase test on the Oldham Coupling. Arthur demonstrated exceptional skill and craftsmanship and has indicated great potential moving forward in his course. 
  • Mary Newman, currently partaking in the Mechanical Engineering Manufacture CNC Machining course has completed her Level 3 Framework and is now even progressing towards a Mechanical Engineering HNC. 
  • Transitioning from an operator to a setter operator role, Mike Jennings has committed to personal and professional development by completing his Performing Manufacturing Operations Level 2. He’s also punching above the rest outside of work, succeeding in a recent charity boxing match in the name of Cancer Research UK. 
  • Rory Price has successfully completed his Level 4 apprenticeship in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering alongside an extended Level 4 Diploma in Engineering Manufacture. 
  • Invaluable assets to our team, Rowan Davies and Kieran Gittins, have excelled since completing their apprenticeships. They’re both now pursuing HNC qualifications to expand their engineering expertise even further. 
  • Staring out as an apprentice, now four years later, approaching the completion of his applied engineering degree. Craig Judd is on track to achieve a stellar result. His determination has been recognised in the engineering department and we’re looking forward to seeing his future achievements. 


Path to success 

The team’s hard work is evidently paying off. At Dawson Shanahan, we’re currently seeing a great increase in large volume quoting, and a rising number of enquiries from electric vehicle connector manufacturers. We also hope to continue to boost employment as the demand for engineers grows. 

We’re always on the lookout for skilled employees in various roles, contact us today to find out about our job opportunities available. 

Read the referenced Engineering UK report here.