An innovative engineering & manufacturing apprentice from Telford was called as the area’s brightest vocational star recently. Torus Measurement Systems’James Morgan conquered competitors from more 100 apprentices throughout the West Midlands to

protect the ‘Outstanding Learner of the Year’ title at this year’s annual In-Comm Training Awards. More than 300 individuals loaded into The Eastside Rooms in Birmingham to hear how the 24-year-old is working his way towards a degree by impressing on the shopfloor, assisting provide critical jobs and, importantly, ending up being a STEM ambassador that sees him enter into schools to motivate the next generation. The high-profile event, which is backed by main sponsor the Engineering Technology Group(ETG ), saw’ girl power ‘come forward again, with four out of the eight

individual honors won by women, illustrating how apprenticeships are increasingly for everyone. Britney Biju(Collins Aerospace)won Engineering & Manufacturing Foundation– Telford, Jean Catchpowle( Gestamp )secured Quality & Continuous Improvement, whilst Emily Lander( M&A Doocey )and Tracy Reynolds(William King) succeeded in the

Business Support and Ambassador classifications. Business were likewise recognised on the night, with Billcar Precision Engineering winning the small employer award for the way it utilizes personnel to develop young students and Hoshizaki Europe taking the big employer honor. The latter has actually been a long-lasting advocate of trade learning and has invested greatly in an apprentice scheme that

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covers all departments, consisting of engineering, quality, production and company administration. It also runs a plan where apprentices are rewarded for their ideas on how to enhance their function or business. Bekki Phillips, Chief Operating Officer at In-Comm Training, commented:”We are finally seeing the understandings of apprenticeships alter given that Covid-19 and events like these are important to attaining that level of equality. #local-grid-41835

#local-grid-41835 > li #local-grid-41835 > li.last margin-right:0; #local-grid-41835 > li.last + li @media just screen and( max-width:290 px )” Vocational knowing should not be seen as the pathway you take if you don’t get good grades, that’s rubbish. We now have clear paths in place where a learner can go all the method to a degree in less time than going to university, with the added advantages of numerous hours of real-life experience and absolutely no financial obligation.”

She went on to add: “Our finalists have actually demonstrated hard work, dedication, teamwork, innovation and, significantly, technical proficiencies. They are currently making a genuine distinction to the business they work for, and this is simply the start.”

This was the eleventh year the In-Comm Training Awards have been held and provided almost 50 finalists the opportunity to celebrate their achievements in front of their peers, mentors and employers.

Other winners consisted of:

  • Christian Newey (IMI Norgren)– Engineering & & Manufacturing Advanced at Aldridge
  • George Moore (Precision Technologies)– Engineering & & Manufacturing Foundation at Aldridge
  • James Morgan (Torus Measurement Systems)– Engineering & & Manufacturing Advanced at Telford
  • Oliver Eskriett (Brandauer)– Management & & Leadership Lewis Laidler(Hoshizaki Europe)– Most Improved Learner The night was likewise used to commemorate the life of Her

    Majesty the Queen, with guests marking the incomparable service and dedication of Her Royal Highness. Gareth Jones, Managing Director In-Comm Training, concluded:”The Awards

    have grown massively from when they initially began and we want to them to continue to grow, as it’s a wonderful way of spreading the message about professional learning and everything it has to use.”The apprentices appropriately get most of the acclaims, but we shouldn’t forget the substantial contribution and

    effect employers have on forming the professionals and engineers of the future.”The In-Comm Training Awards were made possible by headline sponsor the Engineering Technology Group( ETG )and other sponsors

    , including Aptem, Black Country Chamber of Commerce, Collins Aerospace, Crowe LLP, EAL Awards, FBC Manby Bowdler, In-Comm TMG, MyWorkwear and the West Midlands Apprentice Ambassador Network. For further details, please visit or follow @incomm_training on twitter Apprenticeship stars recognised at eleventh In-Comm Training Awards was released on FE News by Russ