Engineer Philip Walker featured in North Devon Careers Booklet

North Devon Manufacturers Association has released an informative booklet to enhance the profile of careers in North Devon.

The main feature of the work is a number of real life case studies profiling people who have settled into skilled positions in North Devon. Philip joined SFL as an R&D apprentice and has since completed an engineering degree with the company, making him an excellent example to debunk the myth that North Devon is in any way a career cul-de-sac. Philip also features on the front cover of the careers booklet.


Production operator Richard Overton & Marketing Coordinator, Benjamin Gibbs also feature in photographs.


Visit the NDMA website to see the full careers booklet and other great initiatives run by the group.

Career Development in North Devon

SFL strives to create a positive and encouraging environment for the next generation of engineers. Innovation is key to success in manufacturing and with the increasing automation of industry, skilled workers are in high demand. From product design & development to testing and machine programming, the requirement for high-calibre employees is growing all the time.

North Devon is a very popular holiday destination and features some of the best surfing and seaside activities in the UK, along with some of the most idyllic countryside and areas of outstanding natural beauty. Behind the seasonal tourist trade is a strong manufacturing culture. From pharmaceuticals and hi-tec electronics to metal fabrication and precision engineering, it surprises many people to find out what really goes on in this part of the world.

North Devon Manufacturers Association aims to represent the interests of manufacturing and supporting service industries. Through meetings, lectures, representation, networking, visits and social events promote the development of member businesses in order that they will achieve their full potential. SFL is proud to be a member of NDMA and takes an active role in the organisation.



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