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New apprentices join Alpha Rail Limited

Metal railings  and gates manufacturer, Alpha Rail Limited has appointed two new trainees on technical and design apprenticeships from Vision Apprentices at West Notts College in Mansfield, Nottingham.

Jake Beaman (22) and Ashley Swain (18) joined the company in December and will start their NVQ in technical support in January 2014. Their role will be to assist Alpha Rail’s in-house technical team to collate data from site surveys, this is then used to produce the shop floor drawings to enable production and fabrication teams to manufacture the required architectural metalwork. Both will report to Neil Mason, who is the company’s Technical Manager.

In their spare time Jake enjoys football and listening to music. He is a former pupil of Arnold Hill Academy in Gedling and prior to joining Alpha Rail was a labourer on building sites. Ashley plays in a rock band called “No honour” and recently played one of his biggest gigs when the band appeared on stage at Rock City as part of the McMillan Cancer Festival which raised £15,000.

Alpha Rail was founded in 1985 and has established an excellent reputation for the manufacture and installation of bespoke architectural metal work. Commenting, Neil Mason said, “Alpha Rail is a growing company, the addition of Jake and Ashley to our team will enable us to quote for more projects and improve our win rate.”

Working nationwide some of the Company’s most prestigious projects include the provision of metal railings and gates for the £5.2m restoration of the Forest Recreation Ground in Nottingham, refurbishment of the Jack Hobbs memorial gates at the Kia Oval cricket ground in Surrey and also on a number of The Royal Parks including Richmond Park and Hyde Park. They have also supplied the playground railings used at the £3.2m Queens Jubilee Park on the Southbank adjacent to the London Eye attraction as well as providing metalwork products to many award winning park restoration projects.