Bushell & Meadows is driven from a proud heritage and a passion to build stronger futures. Our people are the driving force behind Bushell & Meadows – we have passionate, hard-working, ambitious and dedicated employees.
Meet our people
Ben Cox – Apprentice
What made you choose to do an apprenticeship with us? Bushell and Meadows is local to where I live and as a student I attended a “Launchpad” event that Bushell & Meadows had organised. It was really useful to understand about the company and it was explained the Apprentice Scheme they run, which sounded really interesting, so I decided to apply.
What is the structure of your apprenticeship like? The apprenticeship as a whole is well structured with a one day release for college and plenty of training in the workplace for the remaining four days. We move between sections in order to gain as much experience as we can, which also makes it really interesting.
What work have you been doing within your mechanical apprenticeship? I have spent time on the CNC lathes (STARS and T42’s) and also gained experience of deburr, grinding, inspection and bead blast sections.
How would you describe the culture of Bushell& Meadows and how you fit into it? Bushell & Meadows are forward thinking and the team are extremely knowledgeable and easy to talk to. There is a really positive attitude and there is a strong sense of pride in people’s work, particularly when it comes to the detail. In the short time that I have been with Bushell and Meadows I already feel a part of the team. I feel the advice and experience I have received has been invaluable.
How do you believe your job at Bushell & Meadows will help you with your future career goals? I feel I have learnt a broad set of skills and knowledge during my time operating and setting state of the art machines that should provide me with a solid foundation for the future.
What advice would you give to other people considering an apprenticeship at Bushell & Meadows? Give it a go, apply. You will learn a lot, whilst being supported by a knowledgeable team that are fair and friendly.
Tom Simpson – Blade Section Setter/Operator
What was your previous experience before joining Bushell & Meadows and what knowledge did you bring to the business? I joined Bushell & Meadows with an Engineering Apprenticeship, mainly on grinding and manual machines such as CNC lathes.
What is your role and how long have you been in it? I have been a Blade Section multi axis Setter/Operator since 2017. This role involves a number of multi-skilled tasks.
What is the best thing about working for Bushell & Meadows? The fellow staff, a good team and using the latest machines, plus… working in an extremely clean work environment.
Where do you see yourself in 5 or 10 years’ time within Bushell & Meadows? I’d like to progress to a Management position.
Why did you choose to apply to Bushell & Meadows? Bushell & Meadows have a very good reputation within the industry.
What advice would you give to other people considering a career at Bushell & Meadows? Come here to learn what ultra-high precision engineering really means!!
Garry Goodall – Supervisor
What was your previous experience before joining Bushell & Meadows and what knowledge did you bring to the business? I joined on an apprenticeship straight from school 25 years ago. I like to think I brought enthusiasm, a keenness to learn and an open mind.
What is your current role and how long have you been in it? I have been a Supervisor for the last 6 years.
What is the best thing about working for Bushell & Meadows? A unique exposure to new, cutting edge equipment, along with the daily challenges of manufacturing ultra-high precision components.
Where do you see yourself in 5 or 10 years’ time within Bushell & Meadows? Continuing to work at a company operating at the forefront of a cutting edge technology.
Why did you choose to apply to Bushell & Meadows? I wanted to join a forward thinking company.
What advice would you give to other people considering a career at Bushell & Meadows? Go for it!