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Gloucestershire Engineering Training has been providing work-based learning in engineering for 40 years. We train apprentices in Mechanical, Electrical, Maintenance, Welding & Fabrication and also offer a dual skill programme for those employers who require multi-skilled individuals.

We are the only training facility in the County that is run by the Manufacturing & Engineering industry for the Engineering Industry. We currently provide training services to the biggest engineering and manufacturing organisations within Gloucestershire across a diverse range of engineering specialisms from aeronautical to intelligent communication systems; from the production of drill bits to credit cards.

We provide learners with the basic underpinning knowledge and skills required across all facets of engineering within their first year of training, and then focus on their chosen career pathway or specialism once the learners have returned to their employer's premises.

We strongly encourage involvement from the employer throughout their programmes and training services to ensure the best possible rate of satisfaction and value for money. To find out the role of an employer within the apprenticeship programme please click here.

We also provide a range of additional tailor made training programmes.


Company Overview

Gloucestershire Engineering Training is a very unique engineering training association. It has charitable status and is owned and managed by its member companies. Senior representatives from a range of the member companies make up the organisation's Management Board who meet on a quarterly basis to review the operational and financial progress of the organisation at a strategic level. Details of the Board of directors can be found below.

Gloucestershire Engineering Training has been providing work-based learning in engineering for learners from member companies for 40 years. We train apprentices in both Mechanical and Electrical disciplines and also offer a dual skill program for those employers who require multi-skilled individuals.

We also provide a range of additional tailor made training programs and services.

The engineering training centre is based on Corinium Avenue, Barnwood, and boasts just short of 22,000 square foot of workshop space and classrooms equipped with a variety of traditional machinery and the latest technology. Learners undertake the first year off-the-job element of their apprenticeship program at the training centre which can accommodate up to 130 apprentices in any one intake. Learners undertake a mixture of practical and academic learning and experience both off and on-the-job learning.

The centre is managed by Chief Executive Officer, Linsey Temple, who reports directly to the Board Of Directors.

Contact Us

If you are interested in GET and want to know more, please do get in touch with us via our contact form below. Alternatively, you can contact us directly, using our contact details displayed on this page.

Member Company Information

As a Charity, Gloucestershire Engineering Training is in business to deliver training and services to the meet the needs of its member companies. Senior representatives from a range of member companies make up organisation's Management Board. These individuals play a vital role in influencing and shaping the future of the organisation whilst ensuring that the training and services provided are truly reflective of the business needs and demands.

Gloucestershire Engineering Training currently provides training services to the biggest engineering and manufacturing organisations within Gloucestershire across a diverse range of engineering specialisms from aeronautical to intelligent communication systems; from the production of drill bits to credit cards.

We are able to offer programs to such a wide range of specialisms, by providing learners with the basic underpinning knowledge and skills required across all facets of engineering within their first year of training, and then focusing on their chosen career pathway or specialism once the learners have returned the their employers premises.

Gloucestershire Engineering Training strongly encourages involvement from the employer throughout all of their programs and training services to ensure the best possible rate of satisfaction and value for money.

Any organisation who wishes to access our training programs or services will have to agree to become a member of the group.

View our members here.

For further details please email Ruth Hill at r.hill@get-trained.org or call 01452 423461.

Getting to the Centre

From the North

Exit the M5 at junction 11a and take the 4th exit at the round about and re-join the A417. Take the second exit at the first round about, the second exit at the second round about and the 4th exit at the 3rd round about. As you come up this dual carriage way, you will see the entrance into Barnwood Point on the left hand side. You will need to turn immediately left as you enter the site and follow the road down – we are the last building on the right hand side.

From the South

Exit the M5 at junction 11a and join the A417. Take the second exit at the first round about, the second exit at the second round about and the 4th exit at the 3rd round about. As you come up this dual carriage way, you will see the entrance into Barnwood Point on the left hand side. You will need to turn immediately left as you enter the site and follow the road down – we are the last building on the right hand side.


Board of Directors

Tristram Southgate

Chair

Tristram is the Managing Director of Majorlift Hydraulic Equipment Limited, an SME based in Wickwar, Gloucestershire. Majorlift design and manufacture a range of hydraulic equipment used in the testing and servicing of automotive, aerospace and rail vehicles and sell around the globe.

Tristram was appointed a Director in June 2018.

Tony Powell

Vice Chair

Tony has worked for Nortim Tools Limited for over 30 years and became the Owner and Managing Director 6 years ago.

Nortim is a family run business which was established in 1971 supplying a range of products to a variety of customers both in the UK and worldwide.

Tony was appointed a Director in February 2019.

Gary Miller

Gary Miller

Director

Gary Miller is the Training and Development Manager at Delphi Diesel Systems Ltd. Delphi UK's Stonehouse facility specialises in high-precision machining to sub-micron tolerances in addition to testing and assembly. Products produced in the UK include diesel fuel injectors for light, medium and heavy duty applications.

Gary was appointed a Director in 2015.

Arren Kinder

Director

Arren is the Operations Director at Safran Landing Systems MRO site in Gloucester.

Safran Landing Systems is the world leader in aircraft landing and braking systems and part of the Safran Group which has over 58,000 employees in 30 different countries.

Arren has experience of Business Transformation, Lean Sigma and Supply Chain Management and has previously worked globally prior to his current Operational role in the UK facility which specialises in the Repair and Overhaul of Civil and Military Landing Gears and Hydraulic Equipment.

Arren was appointed a Director in July 2019.

Ian Henderson

Director

In 1999 Ian began working for Industrial Gaskets, Ross on Wye (Part of the Dowty/TI Group) as a Production Engineer and Toolroom Manager. The company was subsequently sold to Smiths Industries and then Trelleborg. Ian has been responsible for the transfer of factories within Trelleborg, to and from Tewkesbury, Scandinavia, Europe, the Far East and the Americas, supporting Processes and Production Engineering in Tewkesbury and around the globe.

As part of the Senior Management Team in Tewkesbury, Ian took on the Engineering Manager role in 2012 and is currently responsible for Process and Production Engineering, New Process Developments, Equipment Investments and Apprentice Development, along with a team of Production Engineers and Process Technicians.

Ian was appointed a Director in October 2019.

Rob Brunsdon

Director

Rob is a Manufacturing Engineering Team Leader at Safran Landing Systems OE site in Gloucester. Where he has worked for over twenty years.

His responsibilities include the development of manufacturing Graduates and Apprentices, collaborations with academia, and with the support of his team, delivery of Industry 4.0 and advanced manufacturing projects.

Previously, as a Senior Manufacturing Engineer, Rob’s background was in NPI and high value capital investments.

Rob was appointed a Director in January 2021.

Guy Biggin

Independent Director

Guy Biggin is a Partner at a national firm of chartered accountants, Crowe Clark Whitehill. Guy works exclusively with educational and charitable organisations. He is based in Cheltenham and has considerable experience in audit and risk management as well as governance, trading activities, fundraising and other issues. Guy is a member of the Institute of Risk Management and sits on their Charity Special Interest Group.

Guy was appointed in February 2015.

Jill Brearley

Independent Director

Jill has recently retired from the position of HR Manager at ABB Limited in Stonehouse. As a long standing member of the Board Jill has agreed to become an Independent Director in order that we can utilise her knowledge and experience going forward.

Jill was appointed a Director in 1991.

Gwyn Jones

Independent Director

Gwyn has recently retired from the position of HR Manager at Renishaw in Wotton under Edge. As a long standing member of the Board Gwyn has agreed to become an Independent Director in order that we can utilise his knowledge and experience going forward.

Gwyn was appointed a Director in 1990.