Building on solid foundations

Technology: Luke Rodgers, left, and Aaron Stephenson in the CNC Simulator room at Brinsworth Training
Technology: Luke Rodgers, left, and Aaron Stephenson in the CNC Simulator room at Brinsworth Training
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INVESTMENT in state of the art technology and facilities lies at the heart of Brinsworth Training’s success and has laid the foundations for future growth.

The company boasts equipment ranging from traditional machining and electrical equipment to CNC machine tools that can be programmed using any of the three most common logics – Heidenhain, Fanuc and Siemens.

Great facilities: Samantha King learns to use a milling machine

Great facilities: Samantha King learns to use a milling machine

There are fully functioning desk top production and process lines which can be built up by trainee engineers and then have hundreds of faults programmed into them to test their problem solving skills, 2 and 3D CAD design and simulation systems and rapid prototyping facilities.

Training rooms are all equipped with data projectors and SMART Board technologies and the company also has extensive conferencing facilities regularly used by Rotherham Council, South Yorkshire Police, schools and a range of commercial enterprises.

But, if you ask managing director Mick Crossley what he takes most pride in, the former Rolls-Royce apprentice who rose to become a manufacturing engineer and gain a Masters in Manufacturing Management is unequivocal.

“I’m proud of our 10 to one ratio of students to lecturers and the fact that we have got a fantastic workforce, highly skilled, highly trained, competent and eager to pass on skills to young people,” he says.

“I want to be able to ensure that we can build on that and take the company to greater and higher things, never losing sight of why we are doing it.

“We get so much back. It’s like teaching your kid to walk or ride a bike for the first time. It makes you so proud to think that, one day, they may well be captains of industry.”

Head of training Philip Upton agrees.

“We tell every group that comes here that they are tomorrow’s engineers and will take the industry forward,” he says.