Continual growth and progress are essential parts of being successful in this highly competitive manufacturing industry. At European Springs, we embrace the changing nature of the industry as we all move to an eco-friendlier approach to our manufacturing. We continually work to find new innovative solutions that match the UK government’s goal of Net-Zero carbon by 2050. In this blog, we’re talking about one such new idea to help reduce our industry’s carbon footprint, Air Source Heat Pumps.

What are Air Source Heat Pumps?

An Air Source Heat Pump (or ASHP) is a machine designed to provide heating for your workplace at a much higher efficiency than most methods and is more cost-effective. An ASHP achieves this because it transfers the heat it absorbs from the outside air into the designated indoor space.

air source heat pumps

The ASHP is connected to your existing heating setup, so you don’t have to make extensive changes to your building; just augment your current system with a superior upgrade. Specific air source heat pumps can also be used as a cooling system during the warmer summer months; you’ll find both installed outside of a building or on the roof to allow space and ventilation.

There are two main types of ASHP:

  • Air to water heat pumps transfers the outside heat into your central heating system to provide radiator heat, hot water, and anything else installed by your heating system.
  • Air to air heat pumps do much the same, except rather than transferring the outside heat into your central heating system, the warmth is transferred directly into the room via a fan.

Are Air Source Heat Pumps Affected by the Weather?

Whilst warmer weather is better for ASHPs to operate, they still work effectively in cold weather. Warm weather allows the machine to function at 100% capacity efficiently as it is unhampered when extracting the warm air and transferring it where you need it.

During colder months, it will lose efficiency down from 100% to roughly 80-90%, which will marginally increase your heating bills as the machine compensates. This problem usually occurs when your ASHP has exposed piping rather than covered.

Choosing how you install your ASHP will depend mainly on the severity of the weather your business endures year-round; as spring manufacturers in Ireland, we encounter only short periods below freezing, so an ASHP is a perfect choice for our needs.

Advantages of Air Source Heat Pumps

UK Net-Zero

There are many advantages when investing in an air source heat pump, but its low carbon footprint is one of the most prominent. They even have the ability to be used with a zero-carbon emissions rating. This zero-carbon rating is a green energy tariff that is agreed upon between you and your energy supplier.

Green Electricity Tariffs

Most energy suppliers have the option of a green tariff that helps their customers be a part of renewable energy sources. The supplier can manage this because they match the electricity used to verify sources of renewable energy. For example, wind farms, solar panel arrays or hydroelectric power stations are examples of where they match the energy used for your air source heat pumps. These renewable energies are then fed back into the national grid; the more businesses that sign up for it, the more green energy is in the supply.

Renewable Heat Incentive

The Renewable Heat Incentive (or RHI) is another advantage of choosing ASHP for your heating. This scheme, supported by the UK government, encourages businesses to install renewable energy technologies and offers financial support to achieve this. ASHP systems are eligible for this grant, making them an excellent choice for your company’s approach to helping the environment.

Net-Zero 2050

Over a quarter of the UK’s electricity is generated by wind, solar or hydro. With so many options for renewable energy, its become more accessible than ever for a business to contribute to the Net-Zero initiative while saving money on their energy bills.

The Net-Zero initiative plans to reduce the UK’s carbon emissions to zero. It’s an achievable and affordable vision to substantially help the environment but will heavily impact gas spring manufacturers and many other sectors and industries. The current phase of this initiative is to reduce emissions by 78% (which is -63% relative to 2019) by 2035. By choosing to be a part of these green tariffs and adjusting your working processes accordingly, even the busiest manufacturers can be proud of their positive impact on the environment.

Low Maintenance and Easy Installation

air source heat pump

Another advantage to these heat pumps is how easily they can become part of your current heating plan. Installing an ASHP is easier than installing a ground source heat pump due to the many choices available for installation, especially if you time the installation with any other builds or renovations you have planned.

Air source heat pumps require very little attention once installed. Booking a maintenance service once a year is recommended but simply making sure your external ASHP is unobstructed by any debris such as leaves or rubbish, your ASHP should run smoothly year-round.

Disadvantages of Air Source Heat Pumps

One disadvantage to note is that they can be noisy. The air to air units will create substantial noise as they transfer heated air into your building, but this problem can be solved by carefully choosing the best place to install your new ASHP.

As mentioned previously, your average ASHP will have lower performance when working in colder temperatures, specifically below 0°C will have an adverse effect as the unit will need to work harder.

The cost of use for an ASHP is not much different from any current heating plan. However, the investment required to install it and replace your current system will be significant. This problem is solvable through the aforementioned green tariffs and grants, such as the Renewable Heat Incentive.

Springs Manufacturers and Suppliers

We at European Springs & Pressings believe that our role as a springs manufacturer and pressings company requires adaptability to the shifting economies and the environmental needs around us. We are confident in our industry’s ability to address these issues with new and innovative designs such as air source heat pumps.

If you are interested in any of our services, please don’t hesitate to contact us online, and one of our engineers will happily answer any of your questions.

 

In recent years, the world has changed so much, and technology has risen to become the most significant driver of our society’s growth and progress. With STEM careers becoming more available, there are a growing number of profitable STEM careers for young people to choose from.

young team of engineers

We at European Springs Ireland honestly believe that investing in new young engineers benefits the industry as a whole. Please continue reading to discover the benefits of a STEM career and how to get young people excited to be a part of it.

Explain What STEM Means For Them

It’s easy to think that STEM has only a single meaning. While it’s true that STEM is the acronym for:

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics

These words are not everything STEM stands for. Instead, it is the concept of taking all four disciplines and combining them into a unified approach to learning, something more significant than the sum of their parts. By studying STEM or pursuing a career within the industry, you open yourself up to various career choices and possibilities.

STEM careers are not simply the end of the road from a STEM education program. Instead, they continue to help build your critical thinking and problem-solving skills. As an experienced pressings company, we encourage the close teamwork common in engineering environments. These supportive work environments will help build a person’s initiative-taking, teamwork abilities, and general communication skills. These varied skills are helpful in more than just engineering; they could help a young person with any future STEM career, again, providing options for their future.

Awareness of STEM Careers?

young woman in labcoat

STEM can seem too vague a career trajectory for many young people to grasp fully. Moreover, it can be off-putting not to have a single laser-focused objective for your future career. Without clear goals in life, it can be easy to wander or feel like your efforts are not getting you anywhere. So we recommend explaining the applicable positions they can apply for within the broad sector.

STEM Careers can cover almost every facet of our lives:

  • Science covers everything from doctors, dentists, physicists, chemists and biologists.
  • Technology covers the digital world of web developers, software testers and general graphic creation.
  • Engineering has the broadest coverage of career possibilities regarding STEM—civil, electrical and agricultural engineering or manufacturing such as our spring manufacturers in Ireland.
  • Mathematics will offer you financial or research analysis or a move into economics and statistics.

By providing suggested career goals within the sector, you can help provide purpose and drive to young people and help them find a passion for a STEM career. It’s easier to dream about being a chemist, research analyst or engineer than to dream about being a general STEM worker.

electrician testing fuses

How to Get Started in STEM?

Across the UK, there are various scholarships, bursaries and apprenticeships available. Many employers are currently actively searching for graduates from STEM courses because they understand the importance of these highly skilled people for the industry’s future.

This desire has led to an increase in excellent funding opportunities for postgraduate students, especially for female students. But this is just one way you can explore a STEM career, which you can learn more about in our associated article.

For example, Brunel University in London offers a mentoring program called Women in Engineering and Computing (WiBEC) that supports young female graduates and undergraduates to enter a career in STEM. This program has existed since 2014 and has benefitted over 600 female students with industry advice from mentors.

We recommend reading the student newsletter and websites of the universities you’re interested in to find out what will be the best choice for your start in STEM.

mentor teaching STEM student

Best Universities to Study STEM?

The UK is world-renowned for being one of the best countries to study STEM in. With highly-rated institutions for all industry elements, there are many options for places to study.

When choosing your university, you may find that they specialise in one part of STEM more than the others. So, for example, a university with a high rating for engineering postgraduate courses may not rank as highly for postgraduate mathematics courses. This means that if you choose conventional STEM rankings for universities, you may not get a clear image of what they are good at because they group all of STEM into one rating.

We recommend looking deeper at the individual courses the institution teaches. See what they specialise in and pride themselves on teaching. For example, a university that doesn’t rate highly in overall STEM may rate very highly in one element, such as engineering.

Institutions like the Trinity College Dublin, the University College of Cork and the National University of Ireland in Galway are all in the top 500 educational establishments for STEM worldwide and boast impressive placement rates in various sectors from medical to engineering. By choosing any of these, you will be earning a cost-effective quality education and beginning a very profitable career in any of the STEM careers mentioned previously.

Engineering Apprenticeship Schemes

engineering apprentice learning machinery

As spring suppliers, we at European Springs Ireland are proud to offer incredible apprenticeship schemes that follow the Mechanical Manufacturing Apprenticeship framework. In addition, we award BTEC Level 3 certificates in Engineering operations and Maintenance.

There are so many fascinating, fulfilling careers in STEM available, with more being created each year. With so many learned institutions providing quality education and helpful bursaries, now is the time to explore your own bright future with a STEM career.

If you have any questions about getting started in STEM or specifically about our apprenticeship schemes, please don’t hesitate to contact us online today. One of our engineers will happily answer your questions.

There are no two ways around it; it’s been an unusual two years. Cast your mind back to 2016 when we were blissfully unaware of Covid-19, and the country’s talking point was Brexit. Then, the nation sent off their votes for the United Kingdom European Union membership referendum on the 23rd of June 2016, which resulted in us leaving the EU.

 

British, Irish, and European Union flags

 

Since then, the country has shifted, and industries have been affected in various ways, some positive and some negative. Alongside the pandemic, it’s difficult to remember what life was like pre-2020. One of the industries that was affected the most was manufacturing. Brexit halted the supply chain, product sourcing was forced to remain local, and delays were abundant.

Thus, as leading spring manufacturers in Ireland, we wanted to know how the Irish manufacturing industry stands now. Have there been any improvements to the industry over the last two years? What struggles are Irish manufacturers still facing? We’re looking at the facts and figures to determine how Irish manufacturers cope with Brexit two years on.

 

Struggles the Industry Faced Early On

The list of struggles that the manufacturing industry faced early on in the post-Brexit world was extensive. It took a long time to adapt to the new rules, regulations, laws, and protocols, and even now, Irish manufacturers have to adjust their work practices to comply with said changes. So let’s take a look at some of the struggles the industry faced early on:

  • Supply. Brexit put trading on halt whilst new protocols were put into place, ultimately affecting the supply chain. Millions of jobs were affected as delays grew. Despite this, the demand never slowed down, which significantly strained the industry.
  • Frequent protocol changes. Another struggle that the manufacturing industry faced, alongside other sectors around the country, was the confusion due to the frequent protocol changes. Northern Ireland, in particular, were in a difficult position, which is why the Northern Ireland Protocol was implemented, which we will discuss in further detail below.
  • Customs. Customs were amongst the factors that caused delays to the supply chain. In addition, as the border restrictions differed for UK and EU countries, there were added costs, tighter regulations, and more confusion as migrant workers dealt with the changes.

 

Delivery drivers in a traffic jam

 

How the Industry Coped with New Trading Rules

Initially, the industry struggled with these changes, particularly in Northern Ireland, where the confusions and changes only worsened. This was when the Northern Protocol was introduced. This protocol was negotiated in 2019, agreed upon, and concluded in December 2020. It allows delivery lorries to transport goods without paperwork or having their merchandise checked when they cross the Northern Ireland border into the Republic of Ireland.

This was a huge relief to the manufacturing industry, especially as it was put into place to help with the delays and supply chain issues the sector was facing beforehand. Before Brexit, operating an open border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland was easy as they were both part of the EU, so both followed the EU’s trade rules. This meant no checks were required, so the process was smooth, quick, and straightforward. However, as discussed, after Brexit, the EU’s trading rules became more strict, and as the Republic of Ireland is still part of the EU, the difficulty to trade between there and Northern Ireland worsened.

When the Northern Ireland Protocol was agreed, manufacturing companies could breathe a sigh of relief as their struggles were heard and trading became a little easier. However, it also came with a set of its own struggles. Because the checks are no longer taking place along the Irish border, it was settled that inspections and document checks would happen between Northern Ireland and Great Britain instead.

This meant that a new trade border was essentially created in the Irish Sea, which received a lot of criticism amongst more confusion. The UK government now says that the Northern Ireland Protocol is too rigid and calls for changes, including removing paperwork checks between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

As Irish spring suppliers, who supply all over the UK and Europe, we’re interested in these seemingly ever-changing rules and regulations. Although they sound all doom and gloom, have there been any improvements in how Irish manufacturers cope with Brexit?

 

Engineers shaking hands with clients on a worksite

 

Have There Been Any Improvements?

Recent surveys have revealed that Irish manufacturers have made “significant strides” with the Northern Ireland Protocol and have gotten to grips with the changes quickly in the last six months. In July 2021, a shocking 40% of Irish manufacturing businesses claimed to be struggling with the new protocol and the implications it brought. However, this percentage was down to less than 25% in January 2022; excellent news for the industry, bringing hope to a sector that took a massive hit during Brexit and the pandemic.

One of the most remarkable outcomes of this strange time is that Irish manufacturers were somewhat forced to source locally. As materials and products were difficult to get hold of during the height of the Brexit negotiations, businesses found ways to source materials locally which was fantastic for small, local businesses.

As industry-leading spring manufacturers and suppliers in Ireland, we have experienced the hardships of Brexit firsthand and are relieved to be coming out of the other side with a clearer idea of where the sector stands.

We produce and supply springs, pressings, and metal components to a wide range of industries and offer incredible bespoke services so your business can get exactly what it needs. Get in touch today to enquire about our products.

VR being used in manufacturing

 

After decades as an extreme science and engineering niche, virtual and augmented reality is now widely used as a mainstream business technology. That’s thanks to the convergence of light, low-power mobile and graphics semiconductor technology, and improvements in screen displays to reduce their size and improve the resolution and detail of images.
As virtual and augmented reality continue to thrive, a range of new VR headsets are manufactured and launched each year. Virtual and augmented technology continues to develop, with new features in every new model.
As an adjunct to VR, augmented reality, viewed through a smartphone’s screen or an augmented headset like Microsoft’s HoloLens, allows workers to simultaneously see the real world and digital information. These technologies combine to create significant opportunities for engineers like ourselves and designers to work on projects with a greater appreciation of their three-dimensional nature, at the cost of hundreds of euros, compared to many thousands for previous generations.

 

How Does Virtual Reality Work?

Virtual reality uses complex technology to simulate a 3D environment where users can explore software created surroundings. From exploring a new city to the more business-focused creating prototypes, VR has many applications in different fields. For example, chemists and physicists can study molecules in 3D, and customers can view their perfectly customised car or kitchen ahead of a build; in many businesses and markets, the possibilities and implications are vast.
These advances provide products that can significantly benefit teams in engineering or CAD tasks. For example, improved visualisation of a design allows workers to adjust properties, sizings and other aspects of a project in real-time. Realtime 3D animations enable workers to see tolerances and physical reactions in action, highlighting problems in material choices or ensuring the right size of supports, springs, screws, and other fittings are perfect for the job. As spring manufacturers, this type of technology can transform how we design and create our springs.

 

Engineer using VR in a warehouse

 

Engineering in Cyber Space

Augmented reality can make on-site repair processes easier to understand and follow. For example, a set of HoloLens is used on the International Space Station to control robotic devices or follow instruction guides without the astronaut constantly diverting their attention to paper instructions. Meanwhile, at the cutting edge of this technology, F-35 fighter pilots can “see-through” their aircraft and have a total understanding of the battlespace thanks to their €350,000 helmets.

 

VR in Car Design

Using virtual reality in car design is a concept that is slowly becoming more familiar to many car manufacturers. Traditionally, car designs were sketched using pen and paper to be turned into a 3D representation. With the addition of VR, the 2D stage can be skipped, saving manufacturers a lot of time. VR headsets allow car manufacturers to visualise the car design in 3D, viewing it at different angles and rotations. They can even simulate sitting in the design to get a real feel for the car’s looks and functions. Overall, the use of VR in car design means that manufacturing is quicker, and the final plans are more realistic.

 

VR in Rail Construction

The latest developments in virtual reality in rail construction come from the new HS2 railway in England, currently under construction between Wigan and London. High tech sensors will be implemented into the physical infrastructure of the railway line to monitor performance and potential failures. By using VR to create an exact 3D replica, the model can predict and prevent system failures, which saves money and time and helps cut the project’s emissions, making it more environmentally friendly.

 

VR in Architecture

Virtual reality is already a significant part of architecture, with 83% of the top 100 architectural firms worldwide using a form of VR. With a VR headset, the user can walk through a simulation of a proposed building, creating the sense that they are there. This is an excellent piece of technology in architecture as their work relies on visualising structures. VR makes this a much easier task, saving time and money and minimising the risk of errors.

 

Manufacturer using VR in a workshop

 

Though VR is primarily used for gaming, the market for using VR in architecture is promising, and future plans hope to see further developments within this area.

 

How Has Virtual Reality Changed the Spring Industry so Far

Thus far, virtual reality has already made its way into the manufacturing process of springs and pressings. By using virtual reality software, manufacturers can test their products before physical production begins, foreseeing any possible issues and perfecting the design process of springs.
The use of virtual reality in spring manufacturing minimises the risk of spring design error and makes the process more efficient. As wireform manufacturers, it also allows us to predict the outcome of wire forms and various other springs, which ultimately saves resources and money as it increases the probability of the product being flaw-free on the first attempt.

 

The Future of VR in Engineering

While still in constant development for use in the engineering sector, the technology is finally mature enough to allow businesses to invest in and reap the rewards of time and money saved on projects as designs are created with greater accuracy and problems are solved faster.
With an expected growth rate of up to 18% between now and 2028, VR technology is sure to play a more significant role in engineering and manufacturing processes. Over the next few years, it is expected that many manufacturing industries, including the spring industry, will incorporate virtual reality into the design and production process. From its already stellar success, the future of VR in engineering looks very bright, and we can’t wait to see what’s in store!

Get in touch for more information on how European Springs Ireland plan to use VR in the future to help with your engineering challenges. We also offer expert advice and a wide range of spring sales and manufacturing services.

Interestingly, at European Springs and Pressings Ireland, one of our most in-demand products are spring clips. So today, we will discuss the purpose of spring clips and why ours are in such demand. We’ll explore how they’re made, the different types of spring clips available, and where you may have used them. Read on to discover more. 

 

Spring clip on a clipboard

 

What Are Spring Clips? 

Starting with the basics, what is a spring clip? A spring clip is uniquely shaped to hold cylindrical objects. They have an easily identifiable U-shape with a base to be attached to something but hold something else. 

This spring is what you want to tightly secure a cylindrical object like a pipe or rounded tool. They can also be used in mechanical equipment with moving parts to help attach those moving parts. Both clips give you the flexibility of snapping cylindrical objects in or out of the clip at will. 

 

What Are Spring Clips Made From? 

The most common spring clip types are made from either plastic or stainless-steel sheet metal. Choosing between these two materials depends on how you intend to use the clip. Plastic is flexible, so this is an excellent choice for changing environments. On the other hand, metal spring clips are much sturdier and designed for a more permanent fixture holding a heavier object.  

As spring clip manufacturers, we feel it’s essential to take specific considerations in order when choosing your material: 

  • How heavy is the held object? 
  • How much pressure do you need on it? 
  • Is it a moving environment? 
  • Are there vibrations? 

 

Spring clip attached to lanyard

 

Spring Clip Design and Manufacturing 

Stainless steel spring clips usually have vinyl or synthetic rubber protective coating. This helps reduce chaffing damage and abrasion when using it. A nylon coating is fantastic for scratch protection. However, zinc covering will have a better visual appeal and help protect the steel underneath from long-term embrittlement.  

Plastic is a more common spring clip material but can have a short life. What you gain financially, you lose when the clip needs replacing frequently. This is only a choice for the lightest of objects to hold.  

 

Different Types of Spring Clips 

There isn’t a single type of spring clip. However, as experienced spring clip manufacturers, we understand that specific clips are needed for various applications.  

Circlips or circular clips, for example, are small rings made of semi-flexible metal. These are primarily used in machined grooves where their main job is to hold dowel pins in place. However, they can also be used in driveshafts; they replace the standard nut, bolt, and washer combination for a far more effective solution.  

A spring button clip is far simpler than the standard spring clip. They are flat strips of metal, bent with two raised plugs at the ends. These are best used to lock two-part pieces together. The hollow buttons also act as sockets. You wrap the clip around your object and lock it in place by inserting one button into another.  

Wire spring clips are slightly different, and they are also known generally as wire forms. Wire forms are designed for computers and other micro constructions. These clips do not hold two moving parts in place; instead, they are an integral part of the construction, much like any other component.  

Small metal spring clips are an example many people will be familiar with. These small metal clips are most commonly attached to lanyards, badges or security ID cards.  

 

Many different springs and metal compontents on a white back drop

 

What Industries Use Spring Clips? 

Due to the versatility and variety of choice from spring clips, they are used in almost every sector you can think of. From construction to textiles manufacturing. Electrical engineering, agriculture, and telecommunications.  

These industries need every component to function at its best, including humble spring clips. As spring suppliers and members of the Institute of Spring Technology, we understand the high levels of quality required from our spring clips and are confident that ours meet those exacting standards.  

 

Where Have You Used Spring Clips? 

You can find Spring clips in many applications, including domestic ones. For example, you could discover flat spring clips on the top of a clipboard holding papers. Small metal spring clips are great for holding lanyards when you go to an event. 

Wire spring clips are excellent at evenly distributing pressure along a fragile surface like the glass panes of a greenhouse. You may have a circular spring clip in your pocket in the form of a keyring.  

 

How Can European Springs Help? 

At European Springs Ireland, we are highly regarded for our high-quality springs and pressings. Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities combined with our innovative designs has made us a pioneer of bespoke springs, pressings, and other products such as spring clips.  

If you have any questions about our spring clips or any of our bespoke products, don’t hesitate to contact us, our experts are eager to answer any of your questions.  

With many years of experience as spring manufacturers in the engineering industry, we’ve learnt the best way many engineering processes are fulfilled.

Young engineers and those that are new to the job can find the industry very intimidating. The speed at which everything moves in this sector and the variety of processes you need to know can make it easy to feel overwhelmed.

We want to share the knowledge we’ve gained with our experience in the engineering industry for the benefit of any new engineers. So here are five pieces of essential advice that will help you get started!

Young female engineer studying machinery

Be Prepared to Work in a Group as Well as Alone

Too many young people believe they can keep their heads down and work solo when starting out in the engineering industry. As an engineer there will be times when you will have to work alone, though more often than not, you’ll be part of a team and need to work as one. Teamwork requires effective communication to complete your projects efficiently. Additionally, by working closely with others, you will gain access to a wider variety of skills and advice to create a higher quality product.

Working with other engineers is also a great chance to find out more about different roles in either manufacturing or engineering personally.

It Never Hurts To Ask Questions

Engineering is all about precision, and you cant be precise without knowing what you’re doing.

If you are not sure what you are doing at any point, make sure you ask a member of staff for help. An experienced team member will be able to explain or demonstrate how to complete the task at hand. The project you are working on will most likely be delayed if you don’t carry out the work correctly, and then you’ll be back where you started.

It’s much better to ask for clarification than to assume you’re right, proceed incorrectly and repeat the work later. Remember, there are no stupid questions; it never hurts to ask.

Find a Role Model

male engineering apprentice learning from colleague

When you start your career in engineering, you may find yourself shadowing a more experienced staff member for advice daily. Unfortunately, with all the questions you need answering, it might feel like you’re annoying this person with questions, but that’s not true.

Experienced engineers will have seen many young engineers join the industry over the years, and they will remember what it was like for themselves when they started.

Learning never stops in engineering. So don’t be afraid to ask your questions, and embrace the chance to listen to their advice. The more you listen, the more you ask about everything, the more you will learn and grow.

Explore Your Passions

Many engineers will choose their speciality based on their interests. But as you gain experience in the sector, your interests may change. Therefore, it’s always a good idea to be aware of the other sectors within the engineering industry, not so that you can be sure of your place in it but also to explore your options as an engineer.

Here are a few examples of the different engineering disciplines:

Mechanical engineering covers almost everything essential to our daily lives. Mechanical engineers will work on any power-producing machine. Fridges, air conditioning units, elevators and escalators are examples of their work.

Biomedical engineering is a constantly growing part of the industry. With every medical advance, a new technology needs to be created to assist it. There is a constant demand for medical technology to help treat more and more patients in this field.

Electrical engineering will handle the critical components of infrastructure and communication—devices such as laptops smartphones to larger industrial electronics.

There are many fields to explore within engineering, with constant growth as demand rises. The future of technology also opens more possibilities for aspiring engineers. For example, the improvements to robotics have led to an increased demand for engineers alone. Additionally, the increased demand for eco-friendly manufacturing has created environmental engineers. People who wish to work on green energy systems, solar panels or wind farms would be ideal in this field.

Find Additional Training

engineering supervisor teaching apprentices

The engineering industry is a rewarding sector to be a part of. Each generation of engineers helps improve the industry, bringing innovation and taking the industry to new heights! If you’re considering a career in engineering or manufacturing but are unsure where to start, try an apprenticeship.

At European Springs, we proudly accept new apprentices as spring technicians every year. We believe heavily in investing in this industries future. By embracing apprenticeships, we help grow the industry and introduce new knowledge and skillsets.

Apprenticeships are a great way to get started in the engineering industry. As a paid job with training on and off the job, it truly is the best way to be introduced to the sector. Please read our other blog discussing the importance of apprenticeships for engineering for more detail.

European Springs Ireland is here to be the best spring supplier you’ll ever need. To find out how we could help your business, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here today or on 048 9083 8605.

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