Innovation Leads to New Site & New Talent for Wakefield Engineering Firm

10 October 2016

Following on from a series of new contract wins and investment in state of the art technology, engineering firm Well Services Group have not only moved into their new premises in Normanton, they are also training their next generation of engineers to ensure that they keep a competitive edge.

Well Services Group, industry leaders in providing services to the international oil and gas industry, the petrochemical and geothermal industry as well as the energy sector, both onshore and offshore moved into larger premises in Normanton in February 2016 and have invested in a suite of precision engineering equipment which will ensure they stay ahead of the competition.

Business manager Neil Jackson, states

 “The extra space and new facilities that we have here are one of a kind in the UK and allow us to provide the best quality of service to our customers. It seemed natural that when we invest in new technology we invest in new talent to get the most out of it. Our new apprentices will receive training on all the technology that we use as they are the future of the business, they’ll bring new ways of working into the business that matches our own company ethos. These are the first engineering apprentices we’ve employed so needed advice on the best training courses and where we would find candidates. Wakefield Apprenticeship Hub assisted us enormously by helping to find our first 2 apprentices, McKenzie Turner & Ben Watts who started with us in July & September respectively. In only their first few months they’ve learned so much that they are now well on with training to use our CNC Ball Grinding machines successfully. Their supervisor is over the moon.

Well Services Group has employed apprentices before in the finance and administration teams and are committed to providing career development

 “We find our customers and suppliers like to work with us because we employ apprentices, it highlights that we are committed to quality in everything we do.”

Now based on Rosie Road, Norman Well Services Group are planning on rapid growth, with ambitious targets to increase turnover by 100% in the next year, making Wakefield district a center of excellence for the oil & gas services industry.

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