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Quality Management Systems

A&G have successfully undergone the transition from Revision C to D. Given A&G implemented process control and a no faults forward policy throughout the business in 2015 & 2016 many of new requirements were already met prior to initiating the change. Ensuring all inputs into a process are risk assessed, and subsequently either eliminated or [...]

January 25th, 2018|Latest News|

Technical Engineering

  Appointment to Technical Planning Team Technical Director Mr Wayne Richardson welcomes Mr Chris Davies, saying "Due to the increased volume and complexities of the planning now required on new projects we identified the need to increase and strengthen our technical planning capacity. The experience of Chris will add to the existing team and release [...]

January 25th, 2018|Latest News|

Waste Transfer Audit

A&G were selected by the Environmental Agency for a Waste Producer Duty of Care audit, under section S34 Environmental Protection Act. This took place in November 2017 and included all aspects of storage, transfer and disposal of hazardous and non hazardous waste. Although the EA do not issue a formal audit report, on conclusion there [...]

January 25th, 2018|Latest News|

Career Fair

Once again A&G were invited to attend the St Aidan's careers fair. This event is always well attended by year 9, 10 and 11 students, together with their parents and guardians. The A&G stand was very popular as one of the areas premier employers offering students work placements and engineering apprenticeships.

January 25th, 2018|Latest News|

A&G Open Night

Apprentice Recruitment The annual A&G open night took place the 6th December 2017 with over 20 people attending. This event gives potential apprentice and their families the opportunity to meet the A&G staff, tour the manufacturing facilities and learn what an engineering apprenticeship involves.

January 25th, 2018|Latest News|

Apprentices

  Existing Apprentices Mike Pinder the Operations Director commented " The 2nd and 3rd year apprentices are now making a significant contribution to production and their work ethics and quality is now fully justifying the decision to fill any skill requirements via the apprenticeship route"     Rugby Representation We would like to take this [...]

January 25th, 2018|Latest News|

Work Experience

St Aidan's Students A&G have selected 8 students to visit their facility for one week beginning 21st May, and will form part of their work experience They will gain experience in several different areas, whilst at the same time being assessed by their section leads. Mr Pinder said " The calibre of students that we [...]

January 25th, 2018|Latest News|

Apprentices

We are delighted to announce that Dominik Pajda, one of our now third-year apprentices has achieved Distinctions in all five further education topics of: Computer Aided Drafting in Engineering Further Mathematics for Technicians Mechanical Principles in Engineering Business Operations in Engineering Engineering Projects Managing Director Arthur Pinder said "We are delighted with all the apprentices [...]

September 20th, 2017|Latest News|

Lean & Tool Pre-Setting

As part of the Lean programme it was identified that it would be cost effective and efficient to introduce tool presetting facility. The tool selected was a Zoller Smile 600 which offered a micron precision tool setting capacity, being carried out completely offline and separate to the machining processes. The presetter is being piloted on [...]

September 20th, 2017|Latest News|

Apprentice Open Evening – December 2016

    Following on from the careers evening A&G hoisted two open evenings which allowed over 20 students and their parents to see the what A&G has to offer. They toured the manufacturing facilities and spoke with A&G staff demonstrating the equipment.

July 26th, 2017|Latest News|