WorldSkills success for CMB Engineering apprentices
The CMB Engineering apprentice scheme aims to equip young individuals with the engineering skills required to succeed in the industry.
In March last year CMB Engineering apprentices Andrew Maguire, George Moffat and Daniel Gebhard won first prize in the Manufacturing Team Challenge at the national WorldSkills UK competition, qualifying them to compete at the WorldSkills International tournament in July where they took home a medallion of excellence in the same category.
George Moffat has since worked in the company’s service department and is currently part of the engineering team. He is also getting ready to mentor the next group of apprentices. He hopes to continue working wit CMB Engineering for the long-term.
Andrew Maguire was awarded The John Barnes award for most outstanding contribution towards the morale of Team UK 2013. The winner was decided through a voting system where competitors named the member they most thought helped keep spirits high. Today, Andrew is in training for CMB Engineering’s Seamer Tooling division with the goal of eventually becoming a Service Engineer.
Danier Gebhard, the youngest of the team, is nearing the end of his apprenticeship. He is currently working on multiple projects in the Engineering Department, including quality assurance. He is hoping to continue his studies and complete a degree in Electrical Engineering in the next few years.
“We are extremely proud to be able to witness our apprentices performing at such high levels at prestigious competitions. 2013, in particular, has been incredible,” says Andrew Truelove, General Manager at CMB Engineering. “This really gives us the confidence and belief that our apprenticeship programme has been a great learning and development tool for the future engineers we have on board and those who will follow.”