Case Study: From Apprentice to Fully Qualified Welder Fabricator

February 7, 2024

Apprenticeships at Responsive Engineering

National Apprenticeship Week aims to raise awareness of the benefits, values and opportunities that apprenticeships can offer. To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2024, we interviewed a former apprentice on his journey to become a fully qualified Welder Fabricator at Responsive Engineering. Which apprenticeship programme did you join at Responsive Engineering? I joined the Responsive Engineering team as an apprentice Welder Fabricator in the summer of 2019. I was interested in this programme as my cousin worked at Armstrong Works and …

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Spreading Festive Cheer with Save The Children

December 19, 2023

Responsive Engineering Christmas for Save The Children

Throughout December, we have arranged a number of internal fundraising activities to support Save The Children.  We have raised £450 so far… When it comes to fundraising activities for charities that we care about, all of our Responsive Engineering teams come together. From a cake sale, which shows who the real bakers are, to Christmas Jumper Day, exposing who will go the extra mile to win a competition, our colleagues go above and beyond to participate. We also got together …

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Senior MoD Stakeholders Visit Responsive Engineering at Armstrong Works

August 25, 2023

Senior MoD stakeholders visit Responsive Engineering at Armstrong Works

We were proud to provide a tour to Lieutenant General Sir Ralph Wooddisse, Commander Field Army, and to Director Land Equipment, Chris Bushell, last week as part of a visit to Armstrong Works. Project teams including apprentices and experienced personnel had the opportunity to meet with the General to learn first-hand how their work contributes directly to the British Army’s readiness, and our national security. Working in partnership with Pearson Engineering Ltd, we are delivering manufactured components for a broad range …

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Investments at Armstrong Works boost manufacturing capability and support future opportunities

July 13, 2023

The North East’s industrial capacity has received a significant boost with a host of investments at Armstrong Works announced by our parent company, Pearson Engineering. In a show of confidence in future programmes, Responsive Engineering’s manufacturing potential will be boosted by a new press brake, with a maximum bending force of 800 tonnes. The investment enhances our already proven armour manufacturing capability, allowing heavy armour plate to be shaped and formed without the need for welding.  This retains the blast …

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New Managing Director at Responsive Engineering breathes new life into historic manufacturing site

September 21, 2022

Rachel Mansfield has joined Responsive Engineering as Managing Director in a role which will define a new chapter for the company. Rachel has worked in an around the Oil and Gas industry and brings with her extensive experience as a Chartered Engineer as well as a wealth of expertise from senior positions with Johnson Matthey and Tracerco covering global operations, QHSE, product development and innovation. Responsive Engineering’s position in the market is set to evolve under Rachel’s leadership with the …

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Challenger 3 contract for British Army prompts new job opportunities

April 1, 2022

A host of recent contract wins by our sister company, Pearson Engineering, has prompted the requirement to expand our team. There has never been a more exciting time to be a Manufacturing Engineer at Responsive Engineering with opportunities to contribute to UK armoured vehicle programmes. Working with the latest technologies, processes and capabilities, the successful candidate will deliver on key programmes such as our Challenger 3 turret manufacturing project which was recently announced by the Minister for Defence Procurement, Jeremy …

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Recent German welding accreditation broadens Responsive Engineering’s range of high quality manufacturing capabilities

October 13, 2021

DIN 2303 Q3

Responsive Engineering has been successfully accredited to the German Military Standard DIN 2303 Q3, joining only two others in the UK. The accreditation builds on the company’s existing capabilities which span robotic welding, fabrication of complex and high integrity assemblies, and large scale machining. Provided by the German Defence Technology Agency, the standard meets the particular specifications often found in requirements for military products including Armoured Vehicles. The achievement comes after a coordinated effort involving training, development and mechanical testing, …

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Responsive Engineering to Launch New Corporate Video at DSEI

September 13, 2021

Responsive Engineering will Exhibiting at DSEI this year at the Excel Centre in London from 14th to the 17th  September 2021. Our new corporate video will be available to view on stand where we would be delighted to discuss how Responsive Engineering could help you with your defence manufacture requirements and showcase our fantastic facility. Alternatively, our video is now available on our website. DSEI is the world’s leading defence and security event and this year is expected to host over …

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Responsive Engineering Return to DSEI

August 27, 2021

View of exhibition hall for DSEI

Responsive Engineering is proud to announce that we are Exhibiting at DSEI this year at the Excel Centre in London from 14th to the 17th  September. DSEI is the world’s leading defence and security event and this year is expected to host over 36,000 attendees and 1,700 Exhibitors from all over the world. The event connects governments, national armed forces, industry thought leaders and the entire defence & security supply chain on a global scale. As part of the Reece Group, …

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Responsive Engineering to Attend the North East’s Largest Offshore Wind Event

October 3, 2019

On November 7th Responsive Engineering will be attending the North East’s largest offshore wind event, Offshore Wind North East (OWNE), organised by NOF and Energi Coast. The event is held in Eagles Community Arena, which is just two miles down the road from Responsive Engineering’s main facility, Armstrong Works. With our extensive experience in the energy industry, we look forward to exploring the offshore wind sector further. Early in 2019 the UK Government announced their goal to have a third of …

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