A visit from the future of engineering…

Yesterday we had some exciting guests at Cube.  We welcomed 15 Level 3 Engineering students from Sandwell College for a factory tour in association with Next Gen Makers.  Most of the students who arrived didn’t even know that Cube existed, despite the college only being ten minutes down the road from us!

The students were so enthusiastic, genuinely interested in toolmaking, our processes and the projects we are working on.  The students spent the afternoon touring the different areas within Cube and investigating and learning all about the projects we have on at the moment. 

Adam Tipper Managing Director at Next Gen Makers comments, “Our Engineering students from Sandwell College were absolutely buzzing yesterday afternoon after an in depth tour of Cube Precision Engineering Ltd with Neil Clifton.  Now we have 15 aspiring engineers enthused about a career at a company like this and likely that one lucky student could become the next Cube apprentice.”

The West Midlands faces a shortage of 20,000 young engineers every year. Next Gen Makers exists to enable West Midlands Engineering and Manufacturing firms to inspire and engage the next generation of engineers into their company, future proof their workforce and create opportunities for local young people.

Neil Clifton, MD Cube Precision Engineering comments  “It’s a fact that we’re not getting enough young people into engineering. For Cube, getting apprentices on board is a key part of our strategy and something we’re really passionate about. Teaming up with Next Gen Makers can only enhance our process and make more people aware of what we do as a business and that starting and engineering apprenticeship can be really exciting and rewarding.  I’m really looking forward to seeing how our partnership develops.”

We sincerely hope that we are able to inspire the next generation of engineers and we hope that at least one of them will want to become the next Cube apprentice.

Want to explore the apprenticeship opportunities available within Cube Precision Engineering?  We’d love to hear from you. If you’d like to be part of a thriving engineering team then make sure you keep up to date with our job opportunities, posted in our news section and follow us on LinkedIn

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