Mike Halliday is one of our Production Engineers. He’s been part of the DRB family since August 2011.
What’s your DRB journey?
I joined DRB straight from school as a Mechanical Manufacturing Apprentice. I took the usual pathway studying full time at college in my first year and then completing a BTEC in my first and second year while working part time at DRB. In my second and third years, I completed an NVQ Level 3 with additional units for milling. I then gained a Foundation degree (FdEng) in Industrial Engineering and a 2:1 BEng (Hons) degree. I’m currently studying for an MSc in Engineering Management with the hope to become a Chartered Engineer in the IMechE.
I’ve gained a lot of hands-on skills by working in each of the workshops: turning, milling, grinding in machining; mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic fitting and motors; inspection; and design. I’m also competent in CNC Milling and programming. This supports my current role as a production engineer which involves building good customer relationships to create accurate and quotations for their projects.
What are you highlights so far?
II was the first person to have studied the Foundation degree (FdEng) in Industrial Engineering at DRB so I feel really proud to have created that pathway for other apprentices after me. I’ve also worked on some really high-profile projects and gained Incorporated Engineer status with the IMechE in September 2017.
What do you do outside of work?
I enjoy playing football, going to the gym and socialising with friends.
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