Apprentices recognised at National Apprenticeship Awards

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Colchester Institute is proud to congratulate partner, Maycast-Nokes Precision Engineering on their ‘highly-commended’ rating at the National Apprenticeship Awards 2017 finals.

The event, held at Grosvenor House, London encompassed apprentices and their employers from across the country and recognised them for their apprenticeship delivery and various achievements.

At this year’s awards, the company reached the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer list as well as winning the East of England Regional finals and then went on to be selected as one of the three national finalists.

We train apprentices from Maycast-Nokes in the advanced STEM facilities situated in both our Colchester and Braintree campuses. Our brand new STEM Innovation Centre was launched in June 2017 and features the latest industry-standard equipment for students to use at their disposal. The centre, developed in partnership with local employers, aims to deliver industry training to meet the demand for skilled workforce that businesses are currently lacking in.

The high level of training and state-of-the-art equipment (including CNC simulators) at Colchester Institute means our trainees are able to replicate what they have learnt at college and put it into action in the workplace at a faster rate than ever before and we thank them for everything they have done in helping us reach the finals in London.Dave Blower, Sales Director at Maycast-Nokes

Angela Heaney, Account Manager at CI Business Solutions said: “Colchester Institute is delighted to be working with Maycast Nokes, an employer who puts their apprentices at the heart of their organisation.”

Dave Blower, Sales Director at Maycast-Nokes commented: “Becoming the first foundry to reach the finals of the National Apprenticeship Awards means a huge amount to us. Apprenticeships are absolutely fundamental to Maycast’s ability to remain a supplier to the aerospace industry. We undertake a wide variety of complex casting and machining processes in-house so our apprentices have to be well versed in a number of very different engineering disciplines. The high level of training and state-of-the-art equipment (including CNC simulators) at Colchester Institute means our trainees are able to replicate what they have learnt at college and put it into action in the workplace at a faster rate than ever before and we thank them for everything they have done in helping us reach the finals in London.”