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Our Apprentice of the Year is Harry Wood

Mech-Tool Engineering is extremely pleased to announce the winner of its annual Apprentice of the Year awards – Harry Wood – who is currently completing a Technical Apprenticeship scheme.

Aged just 18-year-old, Harry has demonstrated a natural flair within the business and we are delighted to award him with this accolade.

Two finalists – Harry and 20-year-old Craft Apprentice, Dylan Flatman – were shortlisted as finalists for the award. Both apprentices were given the opportunity to present their recent projects to a judging panel comprising George Hodgson, Paul Lacy, Carl Roberts and Keith Bell.

Dylan gave an excellent account of his project covering the manufacture, build and trial assembly of elevated walkways for the ABB RP10 contract. Dylan led the team from material allocation through all stages of the manufacturing process culminating in the client acceptance of the trial build down at MTE facilities at AV Dawsons.

A hard act to follow, Harry gave an excellent account of his project which involved setting up a parametric model for fire wall and blast wall transportation racks. This also included several innovative suggestions for improving not only alternative designs but suggestions for improving safety when loading the racks to containers.

Both apprentices could easily have been awarded with Apprentice of the Year, however after deliberations the judges decided that Harry had gone beyond his remit with several innovative suggestions and agreed unanimously to award him as the winner.

We are delighted with the performance and dedication that both Harry and Dylan have showcased throughout their apprenticeships. As the awards run into its sixth year, we continue to be impressed by the pool of talent coming through the organisation of which we are extremely keen to nurture and provide outstanding training that will help to propel young people into a prosperous future.

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