Working with the Local Young Community in Oxfordshire

09:09 05 May in News

SS Tube Technology has worked with a number of local schools to help promote the “hands on” approach to engineering and manufacturing to students who wishes to apply for an apprenticeship.  

On 16 April 2015, SS Tube Technology attended an Apprenticeship Event at The Marlborough School, Oxfordshire to meet with students and parents to help advise what opportunities we have in the business.  Current apprentices Luke Treadwell and Cain Reddick were on-hand to share their experiences.

Following the local apprenticeship programme, SS Tube Technology have also agreed to be part of the Apprenticeship Launchpad programme, developed by Oxfordshire County Council.

The Apprenticeship Launchpad is a programme for year 10 students studying science, technology and/or engineering with predicted A*-C in English and Maths and are interested in an Apprenticeship as a career option. The Apprenticeship Launchpad highlights apprenticeships as a viable option to obtaining skills, experience and qualifications. 

For part of this programme, SS Tube Technology hosted 40 students from various local schools for a two-three hour visit at the factory in Sutton, Oxfordshire.  The students were all shown around in groups, the different production areas.  This included the fabrication areas where each student had a go at TIG and Resistance Welding and they even got to take home a laser cut key ring of their initials as a souvenir!

Rob Allen, Operations Director said “This is a great programme to be involved with especially as we have had great successes with previous apprentices.  It is a joy to see how the apprentices develop their skills and experience during their period here at SS Tube Technology. Also being involved with this programme, it helps to raise the profile of engineering, science and technology in the local community.”

For more details on how to get involved as an apprentice, please email 

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