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Shipley Engineering Apprentices Triumph at UK Skills Competition​

CarnaudMetalBox Engineering apprentices Mark Smith, James Thomason and Andy Joyce have WON GOLD at this year’s UK Skills competition in the Manufacturing Team Challenge at Birmingham NEC Arena. The CMB Apprenticeship scheme which is delivered through Keighley College is a well-developed highly skilled apprenticeship programme for young aspiring engineers based at their Shipley Headquarters, many of whom go onto managerial roles within the business.

The competition comprised of 3 core skills (electrical, machining and fabrication / hand fitting) a surprise project, a main project and a 5min time trial. The team from CarnaudMetalbox Engineering won gold beating the second place team with a 15% margin on the overall score.

Andrew Truelove, CMB Engineering’s General Manager comments ‘I am delighted that our team of young engineers have achieved this accolade. Winning Gold underpins the direction of our apprenticeship scheme, but more importantly it highlights the talent in these young engineers forging a career path in the industry ’

‘What better motivator to a young apprentice than winning Gold in a UK wide Skills based competition, a truly magnificent achievement not only for Mark, James and Andy, but for CMB Engineering as a united force in today’s competitive markets.’ Comments Truelove.

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