Back in 1993 Matthew Beverley started his engineering apprenticeship training at MGTS in Coventry. He had secured an apprentice position with Park Sheet Metal, specialising in sheet metal and fabrication in the prestige automotive industry.

Fast forward twenty seven years and it’s a pleasure to see Matthew’s son following in his footsteps, as he also commences an engineering apprenticeship with MGTS.

Matthew tells us “I had a great experience at MGTS, receiving excellent technical training and support, so when my son Harry expressed an interest in a career in engineering I had no hesitation in recommending MGTS for his apprenticeship training.”

Steve Palmer, MGTS Director of Delivery and Development comments “It’s fantastic to be training the next generation of the Beverley family, although it does roll back the years to when I was part of the delivery team that supported Matthew’s training and development all those years ago.”

Matthew has enjoyed a successful career and now runs a number of engineering companies in the Midlands area including Hoverdale UK Limited, a world-class provider of hard metals and wear-resistant products, conveyor belt products and equipment. This is where Harry will continue his apprenticeship training after completing his first year of ‘off the job’ training at MGTS learning core skills and knowledge competencies in engineering and manufacturing.

Apprenticeship training has been challenging throughout the COVID-19 pandemic but Harry tells us “I am finding the experience very enjoyable and beneficial for my chosen career path and the level of training I am being provided with is excellent.”

Harry is currently following the Technical Support Technician Apprenticeship Pathway as part of his Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and his first year of training will involve:

  • Producing Components using Hand Fitting Techniques
  • Maintaining Fluid Power Equipment
  • Wiring and Testing Electrical Equipment and Circuits
  • Preparing and using Lathes for Turning Operations
  • Preparing and using Milling Machines
  • Producing Mechanical Engineering Drawings using a CAD System (Solidworks)

When asked about his future Harry’s response was “My ambition involves successfully completing my first year, progressing to study at HNC level, with a view to eventually completing a degree in engineering.”

We have no doubt that Harry will achieve great things!

If you are interested in a career in engineering then why not take a look at our current vacancies and you could be starting your journey at MGTS in September.