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Fourth generation Middleton achieves Advanced Apprenticeship at Newburgh Engineering

26/06/2012

Fourth generation Middleton achieves Advanced Apprenticeship at Newburgh Engineering

Newburgh Engineering employee Ed Middleton has successfully achieved an Advanced Apprenticeship at the world class precision engineering company. During his four year commitment, Ed has gained qualifications including BTec National Certificate, NVQ Level 2 in Performing Engineering Operations and NVQ Level 3 in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering, and will be striving for the excellence set by his forefathers.

Ed’s great grandfather, Isaac Middleton founded Newburgh Engineering in Bradwell in the Hope Valley in 1939, which they run today alongside their state of the art premises in Rotherham. Isaac’s grandson, Vince Middleton is Chairman now, having taken over the reigns from his brother Tony Middleton (Ed’s father), who retired earlier in 2012 after over 40 years service at Newburgh. Tony himself started as an apprentice in 1968.

Continuing in the Newburgh tradition, Dan Houchin also recently completed his four year apprenticeship, securing NVQ level 2 Performing Engineering Operations, BTec National Certificate, NVQ level 3 Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering and HNC in Engineering.

Apprentice Training Manager Andy Millward said “It’s so important for Newburgh to continue attracting quality apprentices like Ed and Dan year on year – they truly are the future of our business and we need to invest in them at ground level” also, “Seeing an apprentice who is new to engineering, grow in skills and confidence is amazing – it’s so rewarding, and the value of a skilled workforce should never be underestimated”.

Established in 1939, Newburgh Engineering currently employs 19 apprentices, of its 140 staff. Anyone wishing to discuss a potential career or apprenticeship is welcome to contact Laura Johnson, Group Communications Officer to discuss in detail 01709 724260.


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