Deburring experts recruit latest Apprentice via Next Gen Makers and Dudley College

by | Jul 30, 2019 | Good news | 0 comments

Surface improvement, degreasing and deburring specialists Midland Deburr & Finish have recruited a new Apprentice Machine Operator thanks to a collaboration between Next Gen Makers and Dudley College.

The Lye based firm provides a cost-effective solution for companies wanting to outsource processes such as component degreasing, deburring, mechanical finishing and general surface improvement.

Following continuous investment in process capacity and improvement in quality systems, the company have become key suppliers to customers large and small, across a range of market sectors including automotive, aerospace and Formula one.

“We have grown considerably over the past 5 years as more and more customers look to completely outsource the processes that we specialise in” comments Director Sue Arrowsmith.

“We recently appointed a new Plant Manager, Chris Whitehouse and we were keen to support him with more talented and enthusiastic young people – hence our decision to look for another Apprentice”.

Midland Deburr & Finish are proud Champions of Next Gen Makers, meaning that they will be attracting more of the next generation of engineers into the company as a result of organised factory tours and work experience over the next 12 months and beyond.

“Being a family run business and an SME, having the right kind of people is crucial” adds Plant Manager Chris Whitehouse. “The process of finding the right individual can also be quite time consuming, particularly when you are as busy as we are. It can sometimes quickly be replaced by other pressing matters. That is why it was helpful to have the support of Next Gen Makers working alongside Dudley College, to act as an additional filter for potential candidates and streamline the recruitment process for us”.

Following a robust recruitment process Alex Zincal was successful in gaining the Apprenticeship. Alex had recently completed a City & Guilds Level 2 Engineering course at Dudley College Advance and was keen to start his career in local industry. He will now continue his technical education at Dudley College, complimenting his work based learning at Midland Deburr & Finish.