2016 Future Manufacturing Awards

An engineering apprentice studying for his qualifications at City of Wolverhampton College has been nominated for a prestigious industry award.

Ricki Power, aged 23, who combines working for precision component manufacturer Berck Limited, in West Bromwich, with studying for a HNC in mechanical engineering at the college, has been put forward for a 2016 Future Manufacturing Award by his employer.

Ricki has been entered in the intermediate and advanced level award category which recognises apprentices who have taken advantage of all the training and development opportunities presented to them during the final year of their apprenticeship programme and made a significant contribution to support the business activities of their employer.

Andrew Jackson, managing director of Berck Limited said: “Ricki joined the company as an apprentice in 2012 and since then has combined working with studying for his Level 3 and HNC qualifications in mechanical engineering at City of Wolverhampton College. He is a high achiever with a focussed work ethic and a talent that deserves recognition which is why we have nominated him for a Future Manufacturing Award.”

Ricki said: “It feels great to know that my employer values me so much to have put me forward for this award and I’m really grateful to them and the college for all the support they’ve given me throughout my training – making the decision to do an apprenticeship is the best thing I’ve ever done!”

The awards are organised by EEF – the manufacturers’ organisation – and Ricki will find out whether he has made it onto the awards shortlist in September.

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