Norbar goes virtual to offer engineering apprenticeships


Company hopes to encourage more young people to consider a career in manufacturing and engineering

Banbury-based tools manufacturer Norbar Torque Tools is hosting a series of virtual careers evenings in February for young people looking to start a career in engineering and manufacturing.

COVID-19 has prevented the company’s usual in-person event at their premises on Wildmere Road, so this year the company intends to demonstrate the career opportunities available virtually.   Open evenings will be taking place on the 9, 10, and 11 February.   Attendees will be able to discuss the structure and job roles with Norbar’s Head of HR, Wanda Stewart-Lee and Rob Alderman from the Engineering Trust.   Slots will be available to book between 6pm and 9pm.

Julian Bremnar-Smith, Marketing Manager at Norbar Torque Tools told Banbury FM: “We normally invite students with an interest in the stem subjects of science, technology, engineering and maths to learn more about an engineering apprenticeship by coming and having a tour of our facilities.   The pandemic has made that rather more difficult this year.

“For manufacturers like us its extremely important we do everything we can to equip young people with the skills to progress in their career.   Though COVID has made welcoming prospective apprentices to our facilities unfeasible, by taking our open evenings into the digital world we hope to give advice and information to attendees that are looking to go into an engineering career.”

Video tours of the Norbar manufacturing facilities will be available to give an idea of the modern manufacturing environment that could become the workplace for successful apprenticeship applicants.

Norbar Torque Tools was established back in the 1940s and is the world’s leading specialist in torque control.   The company is engaged in the design, development and production of torque tightening and measuring equipment for industries such as aerospace, energy, oil and gas, mining and manufacturing.

For more information and to sign up to one of the slots, visit the Norbar Torque Tools website.

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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