Newburgh Engineering in Rotherham has been passed “Fit-4-Nuclear” by the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre.
The award is given to companies whose engineering standards reach a level of excellence when the NAMRC will refer the company to their top tier partners, which include Rolls-Royce and EDF Energy.
The mark qualifies their credentials, culture and experience to work in the new build nuclear sector, but is not an official accreditation.
The Fit-4-Nuclear audit scored an overall mark of 89%, where some points were withheld due to a lack of design capability. Newburgh’s score is inside the top 10% of the Fit 4 Nuclear audit-assessments made to date, which has received nearly 100 online applications.
Sales director Matthew Jewitt said: “This is a great score that demonstrates our capability within this exacting market sector. As a business we have grown up with nuclear, from our initial contracts on Calder Hall in the 1950s, through to our commitments on both global new build and the UK’s existing AGR fleet.”
Newburgh Engineering has 25 apprentices currently in training and continues to operate its advanced engineering apprentice training scheme, and says it plans to take in more during 2012/13.
Martin Ride, nuclear consultant for purchasing & supply chain at the Nuclear AMRC said, “This represents a good example of an organisation that strongly supports the development of future engineering talent within the UK.”
Newburgh Engineering has been shortlisted in the Best SME >125 employees category in The Manufacturer of the Year Awards 2012.