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Highlights of working in engineering

At the University of Sheffield AMRC Training Centre, we work with a diverse group of manufacturing companies that operate in a range of different sectors including: aerospace, food and drink, infrastructure, medical, automotive and transport.

Take a look the highlights of working in engineering from some of our talented AMRC Training Centre apprentices.


Name: Bethany Cousins
Company: University of Sheffield AMRC
Apprenticeship: Manufacturing Engineer
Level of course: Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3), Foundation Degree
(Level 5), Degree Apprenticeship (Level 6)
Highlight of working in engineering: Using the skills I have learned throughout my apprenticeship, both the academic and practical aspects, to research and develop new methods of gear manufacture for the aerospace sector and, ultimately, help improve the industry.



Name: Niall Brooks
Company: Dearneside Fabrications
Apprenticeship: Fabrication and Welding
Level of course: Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)
Highlight of working in engineering: I have worked on welding the new banisters for the refurbishment of Meadowhall. Knowing that my work is appreciated by the millions of people that visit the shopping centre makes me feel proud of what I do.



Name: Joshua McKennan
Company: Street Cranexpress
Apprenticeship: Engineering Manufacturing Technician
Level of course: Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3) and Higher Apprenticeship (Level 4)
Highlight of working in engineering: Knowing that I am part of a company that maintain and install cranes across some of the UK’s key industry sectors including power generation, water, nuclear, defence, waste, and manufacturing.



Name: Niall Dawson
Company: Pryor Marking Technology
Apprenticeship: Engineering Technician
Level of course: Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)
Highlight of working in engineering: I have worked on a project that has saved the company I work for £50,000 a year and 20 percent time reduction. It feels good to know that I played a part in achieving this.

Shivan Morkar: from new recruit to degree apprentice

"“At work I have been promoted from an Apprentice CNC Machinist into a staff role as a Manufacturing Engineer. It means I design fixtures and create numerical control (NC) programs for all the components that we machine in house.”"

Shivan Morkar: from new recruit to degree apprentice - William Cook Rail in Leeds.