24 Jan Springing into our Future Career!
Micro Springs and Pressings Ltd, in the middle of the Enfield Industrial Estate in Redditch, is a leading manufacturer of springs and stampings in a vast range of exotic materials such as Stainless Steel, MP35N, Beryllium Copper, Inconel and Titanium.
These materials are used in safety and mission critical environments from outer space to the deepest oceans, and components are produced for aerospace, defence, oil & gas, nuclear and high-tech manufacturing.
On Tuesday 23rd January, twelve of our students went to visit the factory, which takes pride of place on one of Redditch’s oldest industrial estates.
The students had a fantastic time of discovering what working in a factory would be like. James Kesterton (Year 9) was impressed with the red carpet being rolled out for their reception and the goody bag they left with, Renaldas Gvozdovic (Year 10) loved making a spring and Owen Kirton (Year 10) thoroughly enjoyed the carousel of interviews regarding all aspects of the business: accounts, recruitment, HR, purchasing, logistics, marketing, sales and shop floor.
The students came back to school realising that a factory is one of the cleanest workplaces that exist and that working in a factory requires all sorts of skills, qualities and people.
We’d like to thank Keith Gardner, managing director, and his team for their majestic welcome and fascinating insight into factory life.
Miss S Noble