Apprentice Awards Coventry
21 Dec 2017 Kim Biggins

Apprentice Awards Coventry

Congratulations and very well done to the winners of the recent MGTS Apprentice Awards held in Coventry.

Pictured back row (left to right):

Sam Reuben of Park Sheet Metal - Most Improved Apprentice of the Year

Sam made a satisfactory start to his apprenticeship programme but quickly developed an enthusiasm and drive to want to succeed and a desire to improve. He became very focused and determined to embrace new challenges that were presented in order that he could achieve his full potential.

Jack Jarvis of Valley Engineering - Apprentices' Apprentice of the Year

Jack is clearly valued by his peers as demonstrated by the number of votes cast in his favour. He was always supportive to others and would offer constructive advice when asked. His quality of work, methodical approach and work ethic are what others admired and tried to emulate.

Ben Matthews of Ardagh Group - Maintenance Apprentice of the Year

Ben's application and commitment to his apprenticeship opportunity is beyond reproach. The attention to detail demonstrated was exceptional; resulting in excellent workmanship being produced. He was always very supportive towards his peers; assisting apprentices who were struggling with a particular concept.

Ben Turnbull of NCMT Limited - Mechanical Apprentice of the Year

Ben demonstrated high levels of enthusiasm and commitment from the outset. He maintained a positive attitude and approach throughout the year in all aspects of his training. He quickly picked up new techniques and applied them to achieve a very high standard of workmanship.

Jake Hyams of Ardagh Group - Advanced Apprentice Graduate of the Year (The David Welbourne Award) - Runner Up

Jake is a very driven young man with a clear vision of where he would like to be and how to achieve it, whilst at the same time is always more than happy to put in the required time and effort to achieve the highest standards possible. This has been observed both at MGTS during his studies for HNC and back at work by his Manager TDA and mentors. Recently Jake has had these efforts recognised by his nomination for the Coventry Freemans Guild award where he has successfully made it through to the finals for large employer category. Jake is not only a well-liked and very productive member of his team at work but he is also a well-respected member of his local community where he has made the local paper by helping to raise nearly £3400 for Macmillan cancer support.

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Bethany Brown of TATA Technologies - First Year Advanced Apprentice of the Year - Sponsored by NCMT Limited & 1st Year BTEC Student of the Year

Bethany showed a flair for engineering from the outset. She demonstrated a very methodical approach to all tasks undertaken. Her attention to detail and accuracy of work produced was excellent. Bethany was always looking to improve her skills and knowledge and quality. She demonstrated a positive forward thinking attitude and always used the time available constructively. She is a credit to herself and her company.

Bethany was an excellent all round student who worked with a mature and industrious approach in her Further Education studies. Her hard work through the year paid off, achieving a very good set of results.

Balpreet Chauhan - BTEC Programme Student of the Year

Balpreet is an extremely conscientious student, always striving to achieve the highest possible grades. Balpreet continually goes the extra mile and submits quality work to the highest standard. Between year 1 and 2, she had a baby. Even with all this extra responsibility, she was still focused to complete with the highest grades. A determined and motivated student who deserves student of the year.

Nick Wilkins of Britvic Soft Drinks - HNC Programme Student of the Year

Nick achieved his HNC whilst studying at MGTS this year. He achieved Distinctions across the board showing he is a very able student. He showed a mature attitude throughout the two years of the course, attending 100% of classes and ensuring his work was of a high standard. He conscientiously met all task requirements and all submission deadlines showing his determination to do well. He is more than capable of further study and is a credit to himself and a valuable employee.

Missing from photo:

Hannah Donovan of Unipart Powertrain Applications - Advanced Apprentice Graduate of the Year (The David Welbourne Award)

Hannah has shown excellent commitment during her Apprenticeship often working over and above the required standard. She completed her Apprenticeship 1 year ahead of her peers, received Distinction in her HNC results and is now undertaking additional studies to improve her skills in Project Management. Her commitment also shows in her progression within the Toolroom environment by talking on tasks and jobs that would normally be carried out by the fully skilled/ more experienced Toolroom Engineers.

Hannah has recently designed and implemented a TPM schedule for the entire robot jig tooling on site, and coaches the Robot technicians in its application on the Shop Floor.

She will work over on a shift to ‘get the job done’, and always shows her willingness to see a job through to the finish. Hannah also recently worked in conjunction with the bending section Engineer to produce technical drawings for the main running mandrel tooling on site, to allow us to have them made externally at a cost saving to the Company.

Hannah is skilled at the CAD process and will produce any drawings required of her to a good standard. She attends breakdowns on the cells on her own and consistently achieves a high standard of repairs to site tooling and processes.

Hannah is also an active member of the Employee Forum.

She has supported the recruitment and selection process for UMG Apprentices at the Assessment Centre where she shares her own experiences of her apprenticeship and development and also conducts a site tour.

This year she is also participating in the Engineering Education Scheme as one of the Engineers supporting a team from Bablake School with their project.

Hannah is an excellent role model and ambassador for Apprenticeships, Engineering and the Company. In recognition of her hard work, commitment and enthusiasm she was put forward by Unipart Powertrain Applications and was subsequently awarded Unipart Manufacturing Group Apprentice of the Year in October 2017. We are very proud of Hannah and her achievements.