On a Saturday at the end of March, NEIDA were approached by Rolls Royce to manufacture a variety of stainless steel, aluminium and plastic turned components. After receiving the drawings the following day, it was decided that NEIDA’s Star Sliding Head machines would be perfect for the project.

NEIDA was then tasked with producing 12 components, a total of 90,000 parts, to be delivered in seven days but ended up manufacturing around 290,000 components as the project expanded to eight weeks long.

CNC Turned Parts

“The ventilator project gave us a renewed focus at a time when being at work was being questions due to the coronavirus pandemic. It was heartening that the entire workforce embraced the challenge, working extended hours and weekends to ensure we could satisfy the demand. We’re immensely proud of the achievement of our employees companywide in making this happen.“

David Brown, NEIDA Commercial Director

Apprenticeships at NEIDA

Apprenticeships at NEIDA offer the opportunity to learn in a work-based environment for individuals wanting to gain hands-on experience and upskill in a sector of interest whilst earning a competitive salary supported by approved training providers. Alongside on-the-job training, apprentices are required to attend college once a week for classroom-based learning and complete formal assessments to obtain a nationally recognised qualification.

NEIDA offers Mechanical and Electrical Engineering apprenticeship schemes at our manufacturing sites in Stoke-on-Trent and the Isle-of-Wight.

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