Case Study

Concept Metal Products Ltd.

Dean Barnard – General Manager

Concept Metal Products are sheet metal workers and fabricators with a unique blend of shearing, bending, punching and laser cutting equipment. Quality service tailored to the customers needs starts with a complete CAD design facility right through to timely and dependable delivery of the finished project.

Adam, at age 15, completed a work placement at OTC in the Engineering Workshop. He achieved a Distinction in BTEC First Diploma in Engineering at Middleton Technology School. He then applied to OTC for an Apprenticeship in Engineering.

Adam started employment at Concept Metals at the aged of 16 and began his apprenticeship programme within 3 months working towards Level 2 Fabrication & Welding. He completed this after 12 months.

After achieving the Level 2 he started an Advanced Apprenticeship in Fabrication & Welding Level 3. After 50% completion of the NVQ Adam became the sole Welder at Concept (at the age of 18) and has recently had a new employee working alongside him.

He has just completed and achieved his NVQ Level 3 (age 19) within 12 months of starting the qualification and currently 70% through his City & Guilds Certificate in Engineering. Adam has also secured contracts for Concept Metals based on his skills and dedication to the job.

GM Dean Barnard says “Adam has fetched an array of hope in showing the skill levels he has achieved”. Dean goes on to state, “I gained my apprenticeship in structural and thick plate engineering, learning from some very skilled men with traditional skills. I thought traditional skills were a thing of the past but OTC and indeed Adam have filled me with hope that manufacturing can survive”.