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29 Feb, 2024 |
"Forging Futures: The Norbar Legacy of Excellence in Apprenticeships"
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When I was growing up I wanted to become a doctor or physiotherapist. I never would have thought that my path would take me to an exciting management role in a business manufacturing and selling Torque Tools. In looking back...
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A night-shift in the life...

09 Jan, 2023 |
As I have said previously, the thing I enjoy most about my role at Norbar is that no two days are ever the same. A classic example of this came up recently. Our Norbar EvoTorque® tools carry Network Rail Approval. We were contacted by a Network Rail depot asking for details of the tool which I duly gave, as I always do, I offered to visit site for a full demonstration of the tool. After all you don’t buy a car just because it looks good in the brochure and because the manufacturer tell...
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A week in the life...

14 Dec, 2022 |
At the end of September, I’d been to visit customers in Dubai and Qatar; this time I was going to man the Norbar stand at ADIPEC, which is held in Abu Dhabi, the federal capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Then I had lined up five days working with customers in northern Oman.
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A day in the life…

04 Oct, 2022 |
As a Technical Support Engineer at Norbar Torque Tools it’s my job to be the face of Norbar. This includes specifying the correct tool for a particular task, product demonstrations, looking at difficult applications and liaising with the special projects team to come up with a bespoke solution. As well as training on the correct usage of a tool, that could be anything from a torque wrench, powered torque multiplier to a torque wrench calibrator.
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31 years of service is not extraordinary by Norbar standards; in the last twelve months two staff with over 50 years each have retired. But, even looking back on my relatively modest 31 years it is astonishing how much has changed.
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‘Earn while you learn’

21 Feb, 2022 |
In National Apprenticeship Week we ran for the second time our virtual apprenticeship information evenings.
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Review of 2021

12 Jan, 2022 |
My review of 2020 reflected that 2020 had been the most extraordinary year that I could recall – surely 2021 would be better with Covid receding and the world getting back to normal?
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A Day in the life

10 Nov, 2021 |
I wanted to apply to Norbar because upon reading into Norbar I was extremely impressed by the high level of quality, precision, and pride they take with every single tool or component produced. I also wanted to apply to Norbar because every employee or apprentice that I had spoken to did not have a bad word to say about the company. As well as this I had heard that the apprenticeship scheme was fantastic and ensured that apprentices get complete support throughout their 4 years and continue to s...
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Well, for so many it has been 15 months or more since they last went to an actual event and saw visitors and exhibitors alike, face to face.Individuals and companies will have had a wide range of feelings and thoughts about going. We certainly flittered between being keen and being anxious. Particularly the latter when we heard on the grapevine that Network Rail - a major exhibitor, supporter, source of visitors, not to mention a lynch pin in the industry, were not going to be there. We were ple...
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