Emsea increases number of Apprentices to four

Engineering specialists, Emsea limited, responded to the shortage of skilled engineers in the summer by increasing the total number of apprentices to four.


The company, an industry leader in cutting, fabrication and forming, has built its reputation on highly skilled and long-standing employees and an unrivaled level of quality.

“I have spent a lot of time training on the new Amada HFE MK11 5020 7 Axis Press Brake, one of the four we have here,” commented Karl, apprentice at Emsea Limited.

Experienced engineer instructs apprentice on the Amada press brake

He said: “I really enjoy working on the bigger projects, there is a definite technique needed to handle and manage 2m x 2m pieces of 3mm stainless and I like the challenge.

“Every material is unique and that is what makes it so interesting.”

“But my favourite job is rolling. I love the way it’s different every time and I am learning so much about the subtle variances that can be created. Every material is unique and that is what makes it so interesting.”

Setting sights high

Karl has set his sights on a career in production supervision, “I hope that in five years’ time I have acquired enough working knowledge to run the shop-floor as I enjoy the planning and organising aspects of the business.”

Studying NVQ Level Two in Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing in association with The Heart of Worcestershire College, each apprentice is training alongside experienced engineers to learn the precise skills needed.

Apprentice learns how to use ByAutonom 3015 Laser Cutter

“I have contributed to work for big brands like Superdry and Redler…”

“My favourite machine is the Waterjet,” remarked Louis, apprentice at Emsea limited. “It is amazing to see it cut through any material up to 200mm thick. Being hands on suits me and I have grown in confidence since starting here. I have contributed to work for big brands like Superdry and Redler, it’s a good feeling!”

“Our in-house standards are exceptionally high and we have previously struggled to find the required level of proficiency,”

Historically the company have found it difficult to find the volume of appropriate skills locally.

Apprentices will ensure the long-term success of the company


“Our in-house standards are exceptionally high and we have previously struggled to find the required level of proficiency,” observed Chris Sweet, director at Emsea Limited.


“By looking to students as a long-term solution within the manufacturing sector we can ensure the continued success of UK engineering.”

Apprentice measures recently bent angle on metalwork