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Renold Gears based in Milnrow is celebrating the success of a diverse workforce through Apprenticeships. The team  innovates in delivering the highest precision-engineered power transmission products to all industries worldwide. Their market-leading products can be seen in diverse applications from cement making to chocolate manufacturing, subway trains to power stations, escalators to quarries; in fact, anywhere something needs to be lifted, moved, rotated, or conveyed. 

New Apprentice, Elspeth is currently completing a Level 2 Engineering Operative Apprenticeship following a structured learning programme to learn the skills, knowledge, and behaviours that she needs to be a successful Engineer. After completing her Level 2 qualification Elspeth will be moving on to her Level 3 before hoping to complete her HNC/HND qualification. 

Elspeth said “I enjoy my Apprenticeship as it’s a hands-on learning environment with a focus on practical skills I need to succeed in the engineering industry. An Apprenticeship works for me, as I get paid to learn and spend my time between Rochdale Training and Renold Gears”. 

Nathan Finn, Recruitment Officer of Rochdale Training said “Elspeth, started her journey via Rochdale Training by attending an open evening and registering her interest in a career in Engineering. Throughout Year 11 Elspeth stayed in contact with us and we knew she would make a great addition to any company that she went out to interview for. Engineering Apprenticeship qualifications are delivered in a number of different ways here at Rochdale Training depending on how the employer wants their Apprentice to learn”.  


Pictured: Elspeth Cunliffe, current Rochdale Training Apprentice, employed by Renold Gears.  


Rachel Yates, Engineering Manager of Rochdale Training said “Elspeth is making excellent progress. She has a keen eye for detail and is full of enthusiasm. Elspeth is enjoying the challenge that an engineering career can bring and we all believe that she has an exciting future ahead of her.” 

Nathan Finn, Recruitment Officer of Rochdale Training said “Rochdale Training has a long-established relationship with Renold Gears and continues to work in partnership to support their Business with Apprentices. Renold Gears will be taking on new Apprentices on September 23, so register your interest now. For more information on how to apply call 01706 631 417 or email”