Award Winning Health and Safety

As part of NSEGTA’s commitment to work with companies to ensure all aspects of Health and Safety are managed, we have introduced awards for the companies who have really taken this on board and shown their commitment to the Health and Safety of their employees.

Health and Safety Commitment to Improvement Award 2017 – CDS Group

Pictured below is Chris Johnson of CDS and NSEGTA Head of Health and Safety Kevin Locke



Health and Safety Company of the Year of Award 2017 – Grenville Engineering

Pictured here is Joint Managing Director of Grenville and NSEGTA Head of Health and Safety Kevin Locke


Award Winning Apprentices of 2017

December 6th 2017 saw NSEGTA host their annual presentation event for apprentices who have excelled during the past year. The standards being set by our apprentices seem to get higher each year and NSEGTA are proud to be a part of this. The winners of this years awards have produced excellent NVQ work, received praise from their assessors and praise from the companies they work for. NSEGTA would like to thank the apprentices for their hard work, dedication and commitment and would also like to thank the companies who have supported and encouraged them.

Apprentice of the Year 2017 – Robert Mellor of Angstrom

Robert is pictured here with Rob Lymer of Angstrom, NSEGTA Chairman Dave Edwards and his NSEGTA Assessor Shane Edwards.

Rob Mellor


Advanced Apprentice of the Year 2017 – Reece Poole of Merlin

Reece is pictured here with NSEGTA Chairman Dave Edwards and his NSEGTA Assessor Shane Edwards

Reece Poole

Chairman’s Prize for Outstanding Performance in Engineering 2017 – James Cross of Frank Roberts & Sons

James is pictured here with NSEGTA Chairman Dave Edwards.

James Cross

NSEGTA and Sandvik

As part of the Level 3 Technical Certificate that NSEGTA are delivering, we were proud to welcome representatives from Sandvik who came in to train the class on machining methods and techniques along with tooling applications.

Sandvik is a global engineering group and have expertise in material technology.

If you feel that your apprentice would benefit from training such as this, please get in touch.


IOP Class 2016/2017

Congratulations to those pictured below who have all passed the Industrial Environment Awareness exam that forms part of their technical certificate required for their apprenticeship.

IOP Main

From left to right – Ian Ferguson, Robert Mellor, Luke Carnwell, Zac Heeland, Dan Blundred and Jack Matthias.

Award winning apprentices of 2016

2016 was another successful year for our apprentices which saw 4 of them acknowledged for their dedication and hard work.


Winner of the Apprentice of the Year Award – Liam Deakin. Liam is pictured here with Mike Morris and Steve Hemmings of Interdri Engineering Services.


Winner of the Advanced Apprentice of the Year Award – Max May. Max is pictured here with Tristan Weller of Coorstek , Crewe.


Winner of the Chairman’s Prize for Outstanding Performance – Kane Newton. Kane is pictured here with Simon Whiteley of Otter Controls.


Winner of the Outstanding Portfolio Award – Liam Ferneyhough. Liam is pictured here with Paul Corbishley of Turner ECS.

Apprentice Levy

In April 2017, the government will introduce an apprenticeship levy.

Companies with a paybill of over £3 million a year will be expected to make an investment in apprenticeships.

However, whether you pay into the levy or not, apprenticeship funding will change. Full details are still to be released by the government who are releasing information periodically. But it WILL mean that companies will have to make a contribution to the cost of training an apprentice.

There will still be funding available for an apprentice signed up before April 2017 and any apprentices who are currently employed will continue to be fully funded until the end of their current apprenticeship.

As soon as more information is available, we will keep you updated.

Until then, please consider your apprentice recruitment and think about getting them in place before April 2017 until the full impact of the levy is known.



SPE add an apprentice to their team.


SPE – Supporters of National Apprenticeship Week!
Staffordshire Precision Engineers have confirmed their latest employee, an engineering apprentice who has shown some of the skills required to become part of their team.
Staffordshire Precision have been firm supporters of the Apprenticeship system and we are proud to work alongside them.
Its still not too late to find your apprentice/apprenticeship with NSEGTA.

National Apprenticeship Week

14-18th March 2016 is National Apprenticeship Week.

Lets keep engineering skills alive by passing on skills, knowledge and experience to those who are willing to learn.

Contact us now to find out the advantages of hiring an apprentice and to have a look at some of the candidates we have available.

Another Winner!

NSEGTA have once again seen one of their apprentices win an Apprenticeship Recognition Award.

Nominated by his employer, Ryan Pearsall is a 2016 winner. This award showcases and celebrates the achievements of apprentices who have exceeded expectations. Ryans enthusiastic approach to learning and the initiative he has demonstrated has led to him winning this award.

Congratulations Ryan!

Rayn and Andy

Stem Ambassador

Our Head of Learning and Development, Daniel Rowley, is now a STEM Ambassador. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths and this means that Daniel is able to use his knowledge, experience and skills to help deliver STEM activities throughout Stoke on Trent.Stem