Employing the old-fashioned approach of annually recruiting and training apprentices has enabled the company to meet the significant challenge of skilled labour shortages, which the Engineering and Aerospace industries face as one. There is a strong belief within T&R Precision that the future stability of our industry depends upon the ongoing commitment of the talented young people who join us annually. The company has a continuing commitment to train existing adult employees and apprentices, with two young recruits forming its annual induction. With around 20% of its highly skilled workforce made up of its own time-served apprentices, the company continues to pursue this rewarding if not inexpensive strategy.
Skills and training
Engineering skills are the life blood of any precision machining company, and T&R Precision has assembled a high calibre team of capable and technically proficient engineers. Their ability to originate computer-generated programs and offer machining advice in connection with complex components is a valued resource for our customers.
Good training is essential for the industry we serve, and any company at the sharp end, with a skilled workforce manufacturing precision components must operate a flexible training programme. The essential wisdom for such company’s is to continuously update its training policies and practices, and to keep an accurate record of individual achievements. To meet this requirement the company operates a system of benchmarking to measure and determine the skill level and training needs of each employee.
Up-skilling benefits both employer as well as employee, and every opportunity is given to employees to stretch the boundaries of their individual skills. The introduction and rapid assimilation of multi-axis and high-speed machining is a prime example of the company’s inherent skill base training.
The practice of lean manufacturing is a constantly expanding element of everyday business, with key developments taking place on the back of training courses, delivered by Manufacturing Institute trainers. Employees are encouraged to suggest and contribute ideas that target manufacturing time and cost savings.