My journey in the engineering world started with a tool making apprenticeship at a company called Brown and Holmes in the north of Birmingham. I started at basic shop floor maintenance, then moved into stores to learn ISO9001 and ISO18001 processes and material specs for mild steel, tooling steel, D3 etc.
From then on I went onto old school machinery Lathes and Bridgeports where I learnt the base of tool making, moving across the shop floor from grinding and fitting and having worked on various CNC’s from XYZ1020, Doosan and Cinncinati, and finally onto a CNC quick turn 4 axis MAZAK where I finished my apprenticeship and gaining the Level 3 certified qualification.
From there I moved to sales with a company down south gaining two years experience with Customer relations, account maintenance and account building selling work holding, tool holding, heat shrink etc.
After having been made redundant out the blue in March 2020, I finally found the shining blue light of Cutwel where all the magic happens.