Apprentice Mathew Wins Award

Apprentice Mathew Davies, who worked in fabrication and welding at Shufflebottom of Cross Hands, has won a top apprentice award from Coleg Sir Gar and, watched by partner Emma, collected the Final Year Fabrication and Welding Level 3 Apprentice Award on March 7, right in the middle of the 2018 National Apprenticeship Week.

Mathew (30), of Llwyd Road, Ammanford, who has served the community as a retained firefighter, changed careers from plastering  nearly five years ago.

"I enrolled at Coleg Sir Gar for fabrication and welding, spent a year there, then Shufflebottom took me on as an apprentice," he said. "After another year I worked at Tata Steel, Port Talbot, for about eight months, thinking I would gain wider experience, but I have been back at Shufflebottom for two years, and have benefited because we now tackle larger and more complex projects which are interesting to work on."

During his apprenticeship Mathew continued at Coleg Sir Gar, on day release, and at the time of the presentation was about to qualify with an NVQ level 3 extended diploma in fabrication and welding. His next ambition? "I would really like to train as a welding inspector," he says.

Mathew was one of six apprentices in fabrication and welding at Shufflebottom, which employs 86 people at Cross Hands and in the 2018 Swansea Bay Business Awards won the category 'Business of the Year' for firms with between 26 and 149 employees.

Mathew Davies 01 2018 03

Browse more news

gotshufflebottom.gif

Client Appreciates Shufflebottom Team Effort

The new Shufflebottom barn at Salford, Milton Keynes, has impressed Paul and Mary Colburn, of owners Colburn and Partners. Paul and Mary told Daniel Lacey, their Shufflebottom representative based in the East of England,

Posted, April 25, 2019

Construction.jpg

Engineer/Surveyor Vacancy

We have a vacancy for a skilled engineer/surveyor able to travel extensively throughout the UK. Shufflebottom is a go-ahead company and winner of the 2019 RIDBA Training Award.

Posted, March 21, 2019

RIDBA awards logo 2019

Top for Training

Shufflebottom is delighted to receive the 2019 Training Award from RIDBA, the Rural & Industrial Design & Building Association.

The award was made on Friday, March 15th, at the RIDBA Awards

Posted, March 18, 2019

Sir Gar 05

College Students Study New Build in Progress

Shufflebottom welcomed construction management students from Coleg Sir Gar on Friday (February 8th). The main purpose of the visit was to study the new building currently going up at the Cross Hands factory. The college requested the visit, to underpin students' learning about construction methods and structural steel buildings. 

Posted, February 11, 2019