MTE is committed to providing their team with additional opportunities that will enhance their skills and knowledge and further progress their careers. This allows the MTE team to remain at the forefront of the industry and continue to provide their clients with world class products and services.
Brad Hemmings – MTE’s Junior Design Engineer is currently working towards a Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons) degree whilst playing a crucial support role within the existing MTE team.
Name: Brad Hemmings
Position: Junior Design Engineer
Joined MTE: 2014
Tell us about your job role?
Following a short break away after completion of my apprenticeship with MTE, I have now returned to a lead role which is primarily focussed around the development, design & engineering of thermal defence products for the Naval industry.
Lately, I have also supported on other live projects; the most recent example was a heat shielding walkway which was designed to protect a client structure from a radiant heat source.
What previous experience do you have?
I started off my engineer career within MTE as a Technical Apprentice. Across the 4 year course I gained a good understanding of Fire & Blast solutions and the underlying engineering and design principles.
This knowledge was acquired through playing an active role in the engineering efffort on many large-scale projects and was further underpinned by the academic learning that ran alongside. On completion of my apprenceship I was awarded with a level 4 HNC in Mechanical Engineering and Level 3 NVQ.
What degree are you currently working towards?
Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons).
Best part of your job?
The best part of my role is continually developing as an engineer. I receive vital on-the-job experience whilst also working towards a degree.
My current role also provides me with the opportunity to see a project through all stages; from concept, right the way through to installation. This process allows a detailed understanding of all contributing factors and delivers the perfect foundation for value-added engineering.