SETA Recruitment Open Day 2022










TUESDAY 20th JULY 2021

Our Annual Open Day is always a much anticipated event each year.

We work tirelessly to ensure over 150 potential apprentices along with parents, siblings, friends and potential employers get to experience SETA for the fantastic facility that it is. Our doors are open from 10am until 8pm on the day with many recruiting Employers exhibiting from 4pm onwards.

Employers, do you want to recruit an engineering apprentice this year and take advantage of the fantastic Government Incentives? We have a few exhibiting areas still available. It is a fantastic chance to find out more about SETA and our apprenticeships, network with other employers and be the first to meet our new Apprentice intake. If you wish to recruit (and exhibit for FREE!) please get in touch asap. Contact:

Come along and experience SETA for yourself…

You’ll be glad you did!

Open Day Confirmed Exhibiting Employers

See below for details of the recruiting companies who attended our Annual Recruitment Open Day on Tuesday 20th July 2021.

Find out more about the exhibiting employers below before you come to the next open day, double clicking the logo will take you to their website!

Impress them with your knowledge, who knows… they may become your first employer!

For further information please contact:

Allied Bakeries




We’re the people who make top 10 UK grocery brand Kingsmill as well as Burgen, Allinson and Sunblest. You know us through our wholesome white, wholemeal and seeded breads that offer delicious options to suit every family member – and our rolls, pancakes, crumpets, muffins, hot cross buns, wraps and other delicious bakery products. You can read more about our brands, and the products we make, by visiting our brand websites.

We work closely with Allied Mills, who mill the flour we need to bake our products, and together we make up Allied Milling & Baking, which in turn is a part of Associated British Foods (ABF) plc. ABF is a major international business with a turnover of £12.3bn and close to 130,000 employees working in 50 countries.


Armcon, supplier of the world’s only British designed and British built volumetric concrete mixer, has been in the concrete business for 30 years.

Robert Armstrong founded the business in 1992, supplying moulds for the precast concrete industry and to this day Armcon remains a market leading supplier of precast moulds. This success led to the development of automated precast machines and prestressed beds and ultimately to the continuous mixers available in the market today.

In 2019 Armcon presented the world’s first British designed and built volumetric mixer, with a long-term plan to develop a range of British concrete mixers for international markets. 

Lundy Projects




Established in 1976, Lundy Projects has grown steadily into a multidisciplinary civil engineering company employing over 100 people with a turnover in excess of £20 million per year. From our head office base in the North West, we offer national coverage supported by strategically placed office locations around the U.K.

Our core business is centred around our people, including a strong work ethic and ‘can-do’ culture that is underpinned by our excellent safety record. Our prime objective is to provide a cost-effective and quality service whilst ensuring enough flexibility to get the job done right, first time, together.

Our strategy is to be the leading partner of choice in the rail sector, delivering competitive and cost effective solutions beyond our clients’ expectations through our customer focussed culture, while demonstrating profitable growth as a recognised employer of choice for our motivated and dedicated staff.

Manchester University






Innovation, creativity, and making combined imagination real.

These are the key duties an engineer will experience daily.  

If this sounds exciting, then join us at Stockport’s Engineering Training Association to explore engineering and all it has to offer for your future career.

Meet our female engineering Apprentices with a host of interactive activities for you to enjoy in support of International Women in Engineering Day 2021.

Ask our Apprentices about our upcoming Apprenticeship vacancies within engineering, or just look at the inspiring world of creative engineering and all it has to offer.

The University of Manchester’s Technical Apprenticeship Programme was created to help solve the future demand for skilled technical staff by granting young local people entry to employment via a well thought out, individualised, and structured apprentice training position.

Our apprenticeship is at the heart of our University core vision and values, connecting education, research, training, and opportunities to the local community. The success of the programme builds year on year, with an award-winning programme and award-winning apprentices.

To find out more about our Apprentices, Technical Apprenticeship Programme or vacancies visit Twitter @ApprenticesUoM, Instagram uomapprentices





The Röchling Group has been shaping industry. Worldwide. For nearly 200 years. We transform the lives of people every day with our customized plastics: they reduce the weight of cars, make medication packaging more secure and improve industrial applications. Our workforce of around 11,100 people is located in the places where our customers are – in 90 locations in 25 countries.

The Group’s three divisions which generated joint annual sales of 2.352 billion euros in 2019 are:

The Industrial division which is the expert for optimal materials for every use. We develop and supply individual products made of plastic for all industrial areas.

The bond within the company is felt at each one of our Röchling locations and every employee experiences a different facet of Röchling. Anyone who starts working at Röchling wants to stay – and it has been that way for nearly 200 years.

Robinsons Brewery











The story of Robinsons is one that stretches back over 181 years, from humble beginnings to becoming one of the UK’s largest independent family brewers, with around 260 pubs across the North West and Wales.

Robinsons Unicorn Packaging Centre (UPC) is one of the leading packaging facilities in the country. Over 80% of our bottling business is for contract customers. With some of the most advanced equipment available, we offer unbeatable flexibility in an ever-changing market.

This first-class packaging facility  caters not only for the larger volume products but especially for ‘niche’ products that require very close attention and care.

Based at Stockport we are at the heart of Britain’s motorway system.

Romiley Board Mill

We are the largest independent UK cardboard packaging suppliers and manufacturers of paper cores and tubes. Our broad range of modern machinery allows us the flexibility to supply a full and extensive range of tube and core products.

A full spectrum of “V” profile edge guards and edge protection are manufactured through multiple production lines at our Romiley site. All products are made to customer specification and requirements and supplied with competitive lead times.

Our sheeted board division is at the “cutting edge” of sheeted solid board and layer-pad manufacturing. Round cornered layer pads are our speciality, supplied to can, bottle and glass makers throughout the UK, Northern Europe and Asia.

Our board machine produces approximately 50,000 tonnes per annum of 100% recycled solid board and unlined chip board. We are perfectly located to offer high levels of service and competitive lead times throughout the UK and Northern Europe.

Whitecroft Lighting








Whitecroft Lighting is one of the UK’s largest manufacturers of commercial lighting. From our 10,000m2 design and manufacturing facility we provide tailored lighting solutions for commercial, industrial, healthcare and education applications.

From initial design to packaged product, the entire sales, support and manufacturing process is under one roof. Our manufacturing capability is upwards of 600,000 luminaires per year, and our continued investment in the latest technologies has brought LED manufacturing in-house, adding flexibility to the manufacturing process.

Swizzels Matlow

Swizzels Matlow, is a world famous (and much loved!) confectionery manufacturer based in New Mills, Derbyshire, near Stockport in the United Kingdom. It employs around 600 people.

Swizzels have been making sweets since 1928 and are best known as the inventors of ‘Love Hearts’, ‘Drumstick’ ‘Parma Violets’ ‘Fizzers’ and ‘Refreshers bars’ which have all been enjoyed for generations around the world. 

But we haven’t stopped there!

The talented inventors at our Derbyshire factory are still creating brand new jellies, chews, lollies and other sweets for you to enjoy and share.

One such invention was the hugely successful brand Squashies. Squashies are the original favourite Swizzels sweets (Double Lollies, Drumsticks, New Refreshers and Love Hearts) squashed in to a soft gum format, which won a prestigious Top Launch for Sugar Confectionary Award.

Swizzels Matlow export 20 per cent of its sweets to more than 20 countries, mostly in Europe.







Swietelsky’s leading European on-track technology expertise and Babcock’s strong performance in track renewals delivery have proved a winning combination. Established in 2004, our Joint Venture partnership has the most capable and diversified fleet of on-track machines in the country and has built a strong reputation for introducing ‘first of type’ equipment.

We provide the latest on-track machine technologies to improve the safety, reliability and efficiency of mechanised railway engineering works.