• 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

Enterprise In County Durham

Inspiring people today.
  • 1
Former South West Durham Training apprentice visits engineering apprentices at 3M

Future generation tours Newton Aycliffe plant with former apprentice

A former South West Durham Training apprentice gave 16 engineering students who hope to follow in his footsteps a tour of 3M’s Newton Aycliffe plant.

John Bayne, plant engineering Group Leader at 3M, showed the group of full-time electrical mechanical students various processes and systems and explained how deadlines are met.

The visit was arranged by South West Durham Training and 3M to mark National Apprenticeship Week.

3M, which employs 400 people in Newton Aycliffe, manufactures reusable and disposable respirators and car care products including finishing compounds and polishes.

John Bayne said: “For several decades, South West Durham Training has been assisting 3M with not only apprenticeship training but also manual handling, abrasive wheels training, slinging and lifting, maintainer assessment, apprentice recruitment, 17th Edition and various types of fault finding and pneumatics training.”

Speaking about his own apprenticeship at SWDT, John added: “It gave me a broad experience of engineering skills including welding, fabricating, basic hand tool skills, use of lathes, millers and drilling machines, and then on to specialising in electrical maintenance.

“My advice to young people looking at taking an engineering apprenticeship would be to have a curious mind, don’t be afraid to ask questions and relish every challenge that comes your way.

“Also, try to experience as many engineering disciplines as possible before concentrating on one or two particular areas.”

3M have a regular intake of apprentices, which are advertised on the SWDT website and the Government’s ‘Find an apprenticeship’ website.

South West Durham Training is part of the Bishop Auckland College Group.

Specifications

Contact Us Today

  • Gary Chaplin

    Gary Chaplin

    Enterprise Development Manager
    Call 03000 261252

Did You Know

  • Schools who participate in FBM work with business partners from some of the most innovative businesses in County Durham.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Enterprise News

Former South West Durham Training apprentice visits engineering apprentices at 3M

Future generation tours Newton Aycliffe plant with former apprentice

A former South West Durham Training apprentice gave 16 engineering students who hope to Show Details
  • 1

Enterprise Case Studies

School Science

At the event in March 2017 over 900 budding scientists gathered at Durham University Show Details
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8

Useful Events

  • 1

Commercial Property In County Durham

See map below for Business Durham’s commercial properties.