SETA recently invited apprenticeship employers to its annual Golf Day on the 1st May – an excellent chance to socialise and network with employers and thank them for their support.

Dean Shannon, Business Development Manager hosted the event which was once again well attended by 13 companies along with 25 players, in a hard fought battle of SETA champions.

“The weather stayed fine but was a little windy and cold, but with all players being of hardy, happy go lucky fellows it was a cracking day out. The scoring once again was of high standards and not so high standards, but overall the enjoyment of being out on a nice golf course was the main outcome of the day.”

“There were 5 major prizes to play for and everyone contributed in there own way in attempting to go home with one of them, some better than others, but overall we were all winners on the day just for attending.”

“We would like to thank all the companies involved for there continual progression in the training areas and for all the golfers on the day for making it yet another very successful day out.”

Stableford Winner - Terry Seville (Booles Tools)

Stableford Winner – Terry Seville (Booles Tools)

Stableford Runner up: Ian Robinson (Blacklace Entertainer)

Stableford Runner up: Ian Robinson (Blacklace Entertainer)

Longest Drive: Winner - Giles Wyatt

Longest Drive: Winner – Giles Wyatt


Nearest the Pin: Stuart Brookes (Brooktech)

Nearest the Pin: Stuart Brookes (Brooktech)

A big thanks to employers for getting involved in the Golf Day and your continued support! 

Stockport Engineering Training Association (SETA) has been helping people start their career in engineering since 1966 through training young people in a range of engineering disciplines. SETA has now started apprenticeship recruitment for 2014 intake and recruits young people ages 16-18 who have good grades and a strong interest in engineering. SETA offers intermediate and advanced apprenticeships in mechanical maintence, electrical, welding, machining & fitting and design and draft engineering.

What are the benefits of employing an apprentice?

Apprenticeships help businesses to grow.

96% of employers that take on an apprentice report benefits to their business.

72% of businesses report improved productivity as a result of employing an apprentice.

Other benefits reported by around two-thirds of employers include improved products or services, new ideas being introduced to the organisation, better morale among staff and more staff staying with the organisation.

Apprenticeships develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce.

Businesses that offer Apprenticeships think that they help with their long-term development. According to the British Chambers of Commerce, businesses usually employ an apprentice to improve the skills available within their organisation.

Apprentices are supported by quality training from local training organisations.

Apprenticeships improve productivity while reducing costs. Apprenticeships are boosting productivity by helping businesses to expand the skills available in the organisation. The average person completing an Apprenticeship increases productivity by £214 a week. These gains include increased profits, lower prices and better products.

To see how Apprenticeships have benefited other businesses, see our employer case studies below.

If you are interested in engineering training or engineering apprenticeship recruitment please contact:

Dean Shannon at SETA: 0161 480 9822 /