We strongly believe that an apprenticeship can offer a route into a skilled industry that you may not have considered before. We first started our apprenticeship scheme back in 2011 and some of those initial team are now working throughout our factory using a variety of skills in a wide range of departments. We also see the benefits of NVQ qualifications and training throughout your career here at Newton Commercial, building on the skills you have learnt. Find out more about our apprenticeship and training scheme below from Jonny Newton, our managing director, and apprentices both past and present.
Tykea joined the team in 2017 after a family recommendation from her sister Toyota who plays a key role within the sales team. Before joining Newton Commercial Tykea attended Norwich City College and studied Textiles, Art and Photography. She now works as part of our cutting team, using her experience to put together products together for the next stage of their manufacture from seats to panels.
Find out about Tykea's apprenticeship by clicking here
EXPERT SEAT FITTER
Tom Joined us in 2003 after leaving school. Tom already knew about Newton Commercial after spending two weeks here on work experience. Originally starting in the stapling department, Tom has since worked in most areas of the factory including panels, stores, and cutting. For the last ten years Tom has worked in the seat department, which he now manages the day to day running of and will rebuild your seats to a better than new condition.
Find out about Tom's apprenticeship by clicking here
SEWING DEPARTMENT MANAGER
In 2003 Karen started working at Newton Commercial as a sewing machinist. In her own words Karen has always enjoyed working with her hands and being creative, and the challenge of creating a car seat for a classic car really intrigued her. She has now completed a number of NVQs and training schemes with Newton Commercial and helps run our busy sewing department, supporting Tom with our fitted seats and making sure these run smoothly through our production team.
"It was a delight to find myself working in such a friendly environment with good skills training and an opportunity to advance yourself and learn more skills with drive and ambition."
Find out about Karen's apprenticeship by clicking here
MOULDING DEPARTMENT MANAGER
Matt joined is in 2008 after previously having worked as a chef and front of house at the local golf club. Matt now oversees the day to day running of our moulded carpet department, scheduling our growing number of moulded carpet products and supporting his team to produce a number of our flagship products. He works closely with our carpet team to make sure this process runs smoothly.
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Stuart joined the apprenticeship scheme in September 2010 in an apprenticeship which covered all areas of manufacturing at Newton Commercial. This means that on a daily basis Stuart is able to pull on his wealth of knowledge of all areas of the factory including carpet department, moulding department, board factory, cutting department and now works in our busy dispatch team sending products all over the world.
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