'Outstanding' Rugby apprentice Tyler wins national award - The Rugby Observer

'Outstanding' Rugby apprentice Tyler wins national award

Rugby Editorial 8th Aug, 2022   0

AN ENTHUSIASTIC apprentice has celebrated winning a prestigious national award.

Tyler Gillespie, 18, has been named Lloyds Bank SME Apprentice of the Year award after excelling in his role with Rugby manufacturer Technoset.

Since joining the team in April 2021, Tyler has impressed with his commitment to his responsibilities in the inspection department, helped improve on-site efficiency, and taken new apprentices under his wing.

The judges were also wowed by how he balanced his work with his studies at the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry, where he is working towards becoming a Level 4 engineering technician in product design development.

Tyler said: “I have loved my apprenticeship with Technoset – it has been a fantastic way to start my career and begin learning skills that will set me up for life.

“My confidence has already grown massively, and I’m in an environment where I can learn every day and really feel like I’m making a difference to the business.

“I’m excited for what comes next in my journey.”

Rugby MP Mark Pawsey visited Technoset – which specialises in precision engineering – to meet Tyler and find out more about his achievements.

He said: “Tyler’s achievements are truly outstanding and he is an excellent role model and ambassador who is helping to change the perception of manufacturing and highlight the exciting work and great career opportunities the sector can offer young people across the region.”

Lloyds Bank works with the Manufacturing Technology Centre and businesses across the UK to connect manufacturers with apprentices.

Jo Harris, Lloyds Banking Group’s Ambassador for the Midlands, said: “Apprenticeships are a fantastic way to introduce new skills and futureproof business growth, and we’ll continue to work with the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centre and local firms to help provide more apprenticeship opportunities in the region.

“Tyler being recognised with this award is testament to his hard work and the success of this programme.”

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