Barretts of Aspley Complete Academy Building

Posted: 1st March 2017

Barretts of Aspley are pleased to confirm the completion of the latest phase of its continuing in house development with the addition of the Academy building. The 10,000sq ft. structure will be used to support the progression of our apprentices’ by providing state of the art machinery and facilities.

Within the new academy building, BOA have also invested in a Vernet Behringer HD-X drill and saw line which boasts innovative and efficient production capabilities, the building is serviced with 3 new 5 tonne overhead gantry cranes.

The HD-X drill and saw line has certainly proven its value, providing unrivalled production capacity and expanding on the manufacturing capabilities provided by Barretts of Aspley.
The HD drill line offers outstanding stability and rigidity, which allows for very high speed of execution, flexibility and accuracy, and utilization of all types of drills. The unique CNC propelling carriage and hydraulic clamping package assures the industries tightest tolerances.

The BOA Academy has taken on 6 new apprentices from the local area to work alongside 6 skilled mentor fabricators/welders on a 1 – 1 basis whilst studying a structured NVQ programme, which is run in conjunction with a local learning provider/providers.

The building works began in July 2015 following a successful planning application to expand the North Common Farm site.

The Academy represents a significant investment by Barretts of Aspley in both its production facility and in the local community. By looking to safeguard the business’ long term future, it also allows the company to offer opportunities for local young people to have a successful careers in the fabrication and engineering industries.

Are you or someone you know interested in a career in the fabrication or engineering industry? Please contact for information regarding our apprenticeship programmes.