Naylor Industries, a leading UK manufacturer of building & construction products, has a reputation in their market for quality, service and employee loyalty; proudly bearing the Made in Sheffield marque.
With over 100 years of expertise and craftsmanship, Yorkshire’s Naylor Industries are committed to investing in the continuous development of its people, its products and in skills for the future generation workforce.
Work-wise is a an employer inspired and led initiative for engineering, manufacturing and related sectors to support the development of young people so they have the knowledge, skills, aptitude and opportunities for employment within the Sheffield City Region. The work-wise foundation’s vision is to be recognized UK wide as an industry led model of excellence that helps stem the increase in youth unemployment; addressing skill shortages that are a barrier to economic growth.
Naylor Industries have honoured their commitment to invest in the next generation of technicians, engineers and manufacturers by providing work experience placements, apprenticeships and graduate management programmes for young people considering a career in engineering and manufacturing fields.
Naylor delivers a Summer Camp work experience programme in partnership with the work-wise foundation charity. Marcel Gleadhall came to Naylor during his final year at Holy Trinity School, Monk Bretton, as part of the summer camp of 2013. Marcel showed a keen interest in mechanical engineering and due to his work ethic, great attitude and willingness to learn, he was identified as a potential engineer of the future.
Marcel Gleadhall receiving his Work-wise certificate for his participation in this year’s summer camp from the Rt Hon Richard Caborn MP and Chris Hudson representing the work-wise foundation.
A year later, Marcel left school and applied for an Apprenticeship with Naylor Industries. After Naylor’s interview and assessment process, Marcel was the successful candidate, securing the position. Marcel is working within Naylor’s engineering team gaining invaluable on the job training working alongside experienced engineers. Marcel is also attending Barnsley College for the next three years on a day release programme, studying to become a qualified Mechanical Engineer.
Marcel Gleadhall said “I really enjoyed the workwise summer camp. I learned many helpful skills such as manual handling techniques, health and safety and other skills that help me in college and at work. The work-wise foundation helped me to find a company I wanted to work for and this lead to me getting an apprenticeship at Naylor. I’m really enjoying it – it’s a friendly environment and I love the engineering work I’m doing.”
Bridie Warner-Adsetts, Chief Operating Officer said “This is a great success story for Marcel and for Naylor. It is thrilling to see the direct result of a work experience programme. The work-wise Summer Camp encourages young people to consider careers in engineering and manufacturing, helping them prepare for the world of work, teaching invaluable life skills and encouraging work readiness in our school leavers. Marcel is proof of the success of this programme and we are delighted to have him in our team as an Apprentice Engineer.”
Jackie Freeborn of the work-wise foundation said “We hope that Marcel’s story will inspire more schools and students to get involved with Summer Camp and give young people the invaluable skills and confidence they need before they enter the job market. Summer Camp also gives students an amazing opportunity to try out a work environment, to see what it’s really like and to be better informed about the opportunities for careers with engineering and manufacturing led businesses”.