Training and placements in an engineering workshop, manufacturing musical instruments in Sheffield, South Yorkshire


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Mayfield provides training and placements for young adults in South Yorkshire.

The business is a busy engineering workshop manufacturing high quality musical instruments.

Placements offer hands on training and experiences in manufacturing and engineering. The workshop is a safe and supportive environment for people to develop work and employability skills and increase confidence. 

Valuable taster into work in engineering

For anyone that is unsure of what they want to do, this offers a valuable taster into different areas of work, with the chance to work to qualifications and learn new skills.

Our key objective is to help people to develop employability skills and support them to progress into paid employment. Each person has a personalised pathway that includes working towards their chosen qualifications.

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Work Placements

Training and placements start at introduction to engineering covering the basics and concepts right through to advanced with the opportunity to work towards qualifications and specialisms.

Placements include:

• Health and safety
• Safe use of hand and power tools
• Use of specialist machinery to produce and tunes notes, cut wood and shape back plates
• Drilling and stamping notes
• Supported use of the lathe to manufacture component parts
• Assembly - stringing, polish and packaging
• Support to problem solve, communicate and work in a team


Specialist Employment Support

Every Trainee who attends Mayfield has the option of accessing additional support from our in-house Specialist Employment Team.

This support helps individuals to overcome barriers and progress towards employment, education or further training.


What is a Glockenspiel?

A Mayfield Glockenspiel is a percussion instrument from the xylophone family, with tuned metal notes attached to a frame.

Played with beaters the instrument produces a beautiful, impactful, impressive sound. We manufacture every single part of the instrument here in our Sheffield workshop.


Meet our Manager

Tony is our Chief Engineer.

He has over 40 years' experience in engineering, including Aerospace engineering. Tony has led our workshop since taking over the Mayfield social enterprise in December 2013 and helps trainees to gain experience in a working environment.

Tony enjoys passing his skills on to trainees, helping them to manufacture beautifully handcrafted instruments.

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